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3rd Annual ICM Forum Secret Santa

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3rd Annual ICM Forum Secret Santa


Post by Fergenaprido »

What is Secret Santa?

The concept is simple, whoever wants to be involved either leave your interest (with your iCM ID so your gifter can check out what you have seen/like if they are not to familiar with your tastes and any preferences/restrictions) below or by PM. After a couple of days when I believe no one else will be joining in I will randomly assign everyone who is participating another participant to gift a movie to. Everyone then has a couple of days to assign your giftee a movie that you think they will enjoy which they haven't seen and send it to me via PM to me. Once I have everything in I will reveal everyone's movies and then we all just simply watch our given movie (preferably in December but that is not a hard rule) and then give it a quick review here in this thread to let your gifter know what you thought of it. It is then that you will find who gifted you your Christmas present. With the movies seen in this group I know the movies handed out will be of a high quality and outside the norm of what my other group gives.

In Summary:
To be involved you will need to:
Step 1: state your intention to be involved by putting your ICM name below along with any restrictions (eg. No longer than 3hrs, fits one of the December challenges) or preferences (eg. To lift the spirits, genre preference)
Step 2:.once I give you your random participant find a movie they haven't watched that fits their restrictions/preference and PM with it.
Step 3: watch your assigned movie and report back here.

2021 Thread
2020 Thread

How are these for deadlines?
Sign-up: Monday, November 28th, midnight
Choice of film: Thursday, December 1st, midnight

It's a quick turnaround, but that way I can reveal the films over the first weekend in December and people can get a start on finding/watching them.
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Post by zzzorf »

While I'm not hosting I'm definitely in.


I have no restrictions as I will watch anything but I do say my main love for this forum is the obscurities it delivers my way.
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 »

Thanks for keeping zzzorf's tradition going, Ferg!

I'd love to be a part of this merry exchange once again.

https://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/r ... emaniac88/

Something not exceeding 100 minutes would appeal. I wouldn't mind a grindhouse or cult choice, but I'm open to pretty much anything.
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Post by Onderhond »

Count me in!

For those who don't know me yet, I prefer contemporary cinema, love a good mix of genre and auteur, and films that are not too long (which translates to something < 120m).
https://www.onderhond.com/movies (for everything I've seen so far)
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Post by sol »




<400 checks
44-134 minutes long
Something I can find online

Preferences (not essential)

<350 checks
60-105 minutes
Horror, sci-fi, mystery, thriller or comedy

Subgenres that tend to work well for me:
Neon cinema
Paranoia thriller
Conspiracy thriller
Cubesque thriller
Reality blurs
Body horror
Cronenberg-influenced horror
Time loop and/or time paradox
Unfriended-style 'screen' thriller
Closed room murder mystery
Father/daughter relationship
Girl coming-of-age drama
Personal identity dramas
Courtroom drama
Confidence tricksters
Hong Kong action
Martial arts action
Meta horror
Meta comedy
Heist comedy/thriller
Body swap comedy
Slapstick comedy
Silent comedy
Subgenres that do NOT tend to work well for me:
Found footage
Space Opera
Torture porn
Misery porn
Arthouse drama
Dialogue-heavy drama
Historical/costume drama
Boy's Own style adventures
Films where "nothing happens"
Films just about "the vibes"
Fantasy action
Mythical creatures
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Post by filmbantha »

Thanks for hosting ferg. Here's what I posted last time and the same still stands:

'I'll watch pretty much anything but I'm not interested in documentaries. The links in my signature should be useful if my santa isn't sure what type of films I enjoy.'

Here is my icm profile: https://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/filmbantha/
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Post by St. Gloede »

I'm in.

Open to more or less anything (including documentaries - oh Bantha!).

If you don't know my tastes I have leanings towards films that go beyond being just narrative cinema, be that something more visceral and immersive or something more Brechtian. Surrealism, minimalism, essay films, etc. is always appreciated, as is films that just look damn stunning (or purposefully go against beauty norms).

(I still love a good narrative as well, so recommend away)

Fav directors: JLG, Bunuel, Pasolini, Varda, Yoshida, Bergman, Kurosawa, Bresson, Haneke, Scorsese, Maddin, Murnau, Rohmer
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Post by pitchorneirda »

I'm in :) https://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/pitchorneirda/

Less than 140 minutes; no westerns or action-driven movies in general.

I like essay films or anything out of the ordinary.
Examples of films watched recently in that spirit: Museum Hours (2012, Jem Cohen); Chain (2004, Jem Cohen); De weg naar het zuiden (1981, Johan van der Keuken); Sophie's Place (1986, Larry Jordan)
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Post by shugs »

I'm in https://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/shugs/

Looking for either horror or something action packed. Maybe from Asia. My tastes are pretty mainstream :letbxd: My best viewings this year
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Post by flavo5000 »

I'm in again! I'll watch pretty much anything I haven't seen. My tastes are all over the place but I do tend to like genre stuff, and I'm not a fan of a lot of overly pretentious slow cinema.
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Post by clemmetarey »

I'm in: https://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/clemmetarey/

I usually prefer slow cinema, horror, films with clever discussions, but I'm open to discovering some obscure favorite of my santa.
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Post by sortile9io »

Something I can watch with smart kids or that deals with the religious side of Christmas, please. Thanks for hosting, Fer.


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