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Tanin no kao/ The Face of Another 1966.
The finale view on my only platinum list, IMDB Horror top 50. I just never made an attempt to seek it out until January...
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It didn't get me to Platinum, but Jagten (2012) got me tied for first place on the Academy Award International Film Nominees list. I think that all of us at the top still need Portrait of Chieko (1967) which only a few people on ICM have (supposedly) seen. It isn't generally available, though it does exist.
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18th Platinum - IMDb's Animation Top 50 - Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

It had its moments, but I'm not a big fan of this anime series.
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Finished the BFI 100 Docs list. Like other recent completions, did not particularly enjoy the final 10-15 entries very much. Seems to be a trend. I wonder if it's because I've previously seen all the "better" films already, so the cleanup has already been whittled down to the ones I'm least interested in.
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peeptoad wrote: May 3rd, 2022, 12:17 pm Tanin no kao/ The Face of Another 1966.
The finale view on my only platinum list, IMDB Horror top 50. I just never made an attempt to seek it out until January...
...aaaaand lost the plat since the list got updated. Prob be a while before I see It's a Beautiful Day, alas.
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It wasn't a check, but the latest update of the IMDB Action Top 50 got me to platinum with the addition of Safety Last! My most recent check there was Villeneuve's Dune, which is easily one of my favorite movies of the century.
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Tasselfoot wrote: April 16th, 2022, 11:53 am
Torgo wrote: April 16th, 2022, 12:20 am
Tasselfoot wrote: April 15th, 2022, 10:35 pm Although there's a minor bug that I noticed a few weeks ago that hasn't corrected... the IMDb Top 250 award shows as Gold (as of May 2021) on my Awards page, but I have Plat on it, as of the great reorganization of 2022.
Can confirm his observation: https://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/a ... tasselfoot
Maybe unchecking and rechecking a film might fix it?
Unchecked and rechecked Shawshank Redemption... resulted in getting 2 of these emails:
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Interestingly, the "lost" email didn't include IMDb Top 250 (since the site thinks it's Gold to begin with), but the "found" email did. Sadly, the Awards page still shows it as Gold. Definitely a bug.

edit: nevermind... somewhere in the past however many minutes... it updated and fixed itself. Woo!
Lol. A mafia film popped in and out of the 250 in the past week... so i lost and regained this Plat. Except the bug came back and it's not updating the award to Plat. Cool, cool.
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Finished TimeOut's 100 Best British Films. Have both British lists finished (and BAFTA, if that counts, too).

Puts me at 88 finished lists. Up next is BFI's Animation list.... which you can't actually get Plat on, cause lost film. But will finish it for 99/100.
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19th Platinum - IMDb's Musical Top 50 - Hedwig and the Angry Inch
20th Platinum - Rotten Tomatoes's Top 100 Movies of All Time - Widows
21st Platinum - IMDb's 1940s Top 50 - Late Spring

Late Spring was excellent. The other two were good.
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#89 - Finished BFI's 100 Animated list. Not plat, cause El Apostol is lost... shoutouts to the 2 folks who have Plat and saw the lost film.

Definitely a bit disappointed, as has been the case, with the last handful of films on a list. Very weird, very out there stuff that gets left behind to be cleaned up for Plat.
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PK (2014) earned me a triple platinum. I enjoyed the film a lot more as it went along, even with Aamir Khan looking weird much of the time.

22nd Platinum - IMDb's Sci-Fi Top 50
23rd Platinum - IMDb's 2010s Top 50
24th Platinum - IMDb's Comedy Top 50
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Tasselfoot wrote: June 8th, 2022, 4:24 pm #89 - Finished BFI's 100 Animated list. Not plat, cause El Apostol is lost... shoutouts to the 2 folks who have Plat and saw the lost film.

Definitely a bit disappointed, as has been the case, with the last handful of films on a list. Very weird, very out there stuff that gets left behind to be cleaned up for Plat.
This makes me upset.
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Can't quote it often enough. Let's start a movement!
Torgo wrote: December 13th, 2021, 3:43 am
kongs_speech wrote: December 13th, 2021, 3:05 am Lost films, the ones we know for a fact are lost, should not be on lists. Note them in the description.
This, 100%, for the 5000th time.
No we don't want to keep them as honey pots for cheetahs :P
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Torgo wrote: June 9th, 2022, 5:29 pm Can't quote it often enough. Let's start a movement!
Torgo wrote: December 13th, 2021, 3:43 am
kongs_speech wrote: December 13th, 2021, 3:05 am Lost films, the ones we know for a fact are lost, should not be on lists. Note them in the description.
This, 100%, for the 5000th time.
No we don't want to keep them as honey pots for cheetahs :P
We don't even keep them as honey pots.... since these 4 users have been sitting with these lost films checked for YEARS.
Remove the lost films! Note them in descriptions! If a copy gets magically found... THEN add it back!
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They should remain as a reminder that life isn't perfect. ICM teaching valuable life lessons.

#kintsugi
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Tasselfoot wrote: June 9th, 2022, 5:38 pm We don't even keep them as honey pots.... since these 4 users have been sitting with these lost films checked for YEARS.
Remove the lost films! Note them in descriptions! If a copy gets magically found... THEN add it back!
REMOVE - NOTE - THEN ADD!
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Onderhond wrote: June 9th, 2022, 5:39 pm #kintsugi
What a poetic way to call ICM a broken website :ph43r:
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Torgo wrote: June 9th, 2022, 5:41 pm
Onderhond wrote: June 9th, 2022, 5:39 pm #kintsugi
What a poetic way to call ICM a broken website :ph43r:
I know it's maybe not polite to acknowledge that it is, but it definitely is. There are many substantial elements that simply don't function, and it seems like it's frowned upon to mention that.
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kongs_speech wrote: June 9th, 2022, 5:46 pm and it seems like it's frowned upon to mention that.
I think pretty much everyone understand the state the website is in, maybe some people get a little cranky seeing the continued negativity even though nobody here can change anything about it? That's my best guess at least.

I mean, you'd need a pretty big pot of gold if you'd want to glue ICM back together.
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25th Platinum - Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century - The Big Parade (1925) - 8.5/10

Since Portrait of Chieko finally showed up a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that one person has finished the Academy Award International Film Nominees list. English subtitles are coming so I'll wait until they show up to actually watch the film and get that platinum. I'm glad that it is finally available.
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High and Low (1963) got me another triple platinum. It's a very nice film.

26th Platinum - IMDb's Crime Top 50
27th Platinum - IMDb's Mystery Top 50
28th Platinum - IMDb's Thriller Top 50

I'm one film away from another platinum, but the one film is The Best of Youth which is 6 hours or so.
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Tasselfoot wrote: June 9th, 2022, 5:18 pm
Tasselfoot wrote: June 8th, 2022, 4:24 pm #89 - Finished BFI's 100 Animated list. Not plat, cause El Apostol is lost... shoutouts to the 2 folks who have Plat and saw the lost film.

Definitely a bit disappointed, as has been the case, with the last handful of films on a list. Very weird, very out there stuff that gets left behind to be cleaned up for Plat.
This makes me upset.
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My Kubrick and Animated lists are the same. Oh well. Platinum on AV Club's New Cult Canon with the Counselor, I'd seen the other 4 films added. Platinum on BFI Road movies with Exils. And finally Platinum on BFI best LGBTQ+ list, took ages to track down the Terrence Davies trilogy.
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Not official yet, but I finished the BFI Cult list. Man, there are some bad movies at the bottom of it :lol:
3 of the 6 least checked are Dislikes for me. Most of the other bottom 10-15 were close.
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29th Platinum - FilmTotaal Forum's Top 100 - The Best of Youth (2003)
30th Platinum - IMDb's Biography Top 50 - Napoleon (1927)

Each film was very long, but also very good.
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31st Platinum - Academy Award - Best International Film Nominees - Portrait of Chieko (1967) - 9/10

I finally found a copy of the film and English subtitles to go with it. It's an excellent picture with very nice performances from Shima Iwashita as Chieko and Tetsuro Tanba as her husband, Kotaro. I would have voted for Chieko to win over Closely Watched Trains, though that is also a good film.
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Not plat... but "finished" the Harvard Non-Fiction list, as much as I can for now. 120/122. Have a copy of La croisière jaune w/o subtitles... and can't find a decent copy of The Drugstore (or subtitles). Maybe one day.

Brings me to 91 finished lists. Goal still at 109.
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32nd platinum - IMDb's War Top 50 - The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959) - 8.5/10

33rd platinum - IMDb's History Top 50 - Pride (2014) - 8/10

34th platinum - Reddit Top 250 - Zodiac (2007) - 7.5/10

35th platinum - IMDb's Fantasy Top 50 - Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) - 7/10

I've got four other lists that are one film away from platinum and others that are two or three films away.
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gunnar wrote: July 2nd, 2022, 3:06 am 31st Platinum - Academy Award - Best International Film Nominees - Portrait of Chieko (1967) - 9/10

I finally found a copy of the film and English subtitles to go with it. It's an excellent picture with very nice performances from Shima Iwashita as Chieko and Tetsuro Tanba as her husband, Kotaro. I would have voted for Chieko to win over Closely Watched Trains, though that is also a good film.
I would love to see Chieko with English subtitles, can you share where you found it?
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jeroeno wrote: August 12th, 2022, 6:18 am
gunnar wrote: July 2nd, 2022, 3:06 am 31st Platinum - Academy Award - Best International Film Nominees - Portrait of Chieko (1967) - 9/10

I finally found a copy of the film and English subtitles to go with it. It's an excellent picture with very nice performances from Shima Iwashita as Chieko and Tetsuro Tanba as her husband, Kotaro. I would have voted for Chieko to win over Closely Watched Trains, though that is also a good film.
I would love to see Chieko with English subtitles, can you share where you found it?
Sure thing. I'll send you a PM with the details.
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36th platinum - IMDb's 2000s Top 50 - My Father and My Son (2005) - 8/10

37th platinum - IMDb's 1970s Top 50 - The Girl with the Red Scarf (1977) - 6/10

38th platinum - IMDb's Drama Top 50 - The Girl with the Red Scarf (1977) - 6/10
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Recently got my 3rd platinum - on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills
Blood Simple (1984) - Texas - Rating: 4/10
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A man (Ray) and a woman (Abby), caught having an affair, end up in a series of mistaken identity scenarios centered around a murder. The bulk of the film centers around these characters assuming that the other person is guilty, when it turns out that they aren’t, leading to a lot of accusations of a lack of mental faculties – as they each wonder why someone is acting the way they are. There’s a brief line where Abby mentions she’s seen a psychiatrist, at her husband’s insistence, and that the doctor said she was “the healthiest person they’d ever met.” This information is used to paint a picture against her, as later when Ray wonders why she’s acting so calmly around a potential murder, he can remember that line about her having visited a psychiatrist. So this line exists to further sour distrust between the parties, and also indicate doubt as to her mental wherewithal – since anyone who has seen a psychiatrist “must” be some degree of “insane and violent,” especially if they proudly claim to have a clean bill of health. This just ends up being another tired stereotype, used specifically to make Ray wonder what kind of person she really is, and further this case of implied insanity that’s being thrown around – because that’s the “only reason” one sees a psychiatrist (let alone say the doctor said that you were perfectly normal). Anyway, this is a movie built on my partner’s least favorite trope: the “if everyone just calmed down and said what they meant, everything would’ve been resolved” – and that’s to the film’s ultimate detriment as the series of accusations and coincidences build into an obnoxious frenzy of misapplied judgements. I think my main issue was that the audience was privy to everything that’s happened, so there’s never any doubt about anything happening to the audience’s perspective, and that works against the film – by knowing too much and just having to sit in silence as everyone else tries to figure it all out – making the audience perspective one of annoyance. I understand that we’re meant to find humor in this process, but it never quite worked out that way – so it just ends up feeling like a chore.
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39th platinum - IMDb's 1980s Top 50 - Nostalghia (1983) - 6.5/10

40th platinum - IMDb's Family Top 50 - Chak De! India (2007) - 6.5/10

41st platinum - National Board of Review Award - Best Film - The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971) - 8/10
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Tasselfoot wrote: June 8th, 2022, 4:24 pm #89 - Finished BFI's 100 Animated list. Not plat, cause El Apostol is lost... shoutouts to the 2 folks who have Plat and saw the lost film.

Definitely a bit disappointed, as has been the case, with the last handful of films on a list. Very weird, very out there stuff that gets left behind to be cleaned up for Plat.
Re finished this list, and actually a Plat now. Enjoyed a lot of the end of this list, with the update! Final film: Toys in the Attic, a weird stop motion film.
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8th Platinum - IMDb Top 250 - Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
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Well, it had to come one day .. :unsure:

Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century
28.08.2022 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
18.07.2021 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943)
20.11.2020 It's a Gift (1934)
23.01.2015 Swing Time (1936)
4 films carefully reserved until the end, none of which are must-sees :ph43r:
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Torgo wrote: August 28th, 2022, 8:58 pm Well, it had to come one day .. :unsure:

Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century
28.08.2022 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
18.07.2021 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943)
20.11.2020 It's a Gift (1934)
23.01.2015 Swing Time (1936)
4 films carefully reserved until the end, none of which are must-sees :ph43r:
I don't know, I'm very fond of Swing Time.
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Oh, I liked it more than I presumed back then; in fact, I didn't dislike any of the LM entries. But as picks for the must-see films of the century .. "not in my book", as a great ICM user once (and every so often) said.
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42nd platinum - IMDb's 1920's Top 50 - The Man Who Laughs (1928) - 8/10
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I've accumulated only eight Platinums in all my years on ICM, but I've calculated that I could get TWENTY more Platinums if I saw just 62 specific films. The problem? The lists in question are mostly IMDb crud and, as a result, there are only a dozen or so of those 62 that I have solid interest in seeing. Some of the more attractive titles include "Time of the Gypsies" (which is high on my watchlist), "Raise the Red Lantern," "Farewell My Concubine," "Van Gogh," "In the Name of the Father" (which I quite possibly saw long ago) and "Crimson Gold." But I could get an IMDb Crime Platinum if I just sat through "The Diamond Arm," and I sampled it once via Amazon Prime and it was unbearable. Nooooo.
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Ebbywebby wrote: September 4th, 2022, 1:19 am But I could get an IMDb Crime Platinum if I just sat through "The Diamond Arm," and I sampled it once via Amazon Prime and it was unbearable. Nooooo.
I just watched it last month - very much not my thing, but there was a "religious experience" scene in the middle that was hilarious enough to be worth the time commitment for me.
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