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The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« on: June 01, 2017, 02:12:35 AM »
"What joy to share your favorite things with people who will do their best to appreciate them." -pixote

Hey folks!  It's time to play your favorite part of the forum, The Top 100 Club! 

Here are the rules:

1. Have a list. It should have at least 50, and no more than 300. It need not be ranked or a true top films list. Just some list of films you want people to pick from when your month is featured. Please post a link to your list (to another post on the forum or to an external website) in this thread or PM it to me (oldkid) when you join or if you want to change the list you are linked to and I will keep track below.

2. The order of the first rotation was randomly determined.  New joiners will be placed at the end of the current round. Once you have your turn in a round, you are added to the list for the next round.

3. When your top 100 is up in the rotation, every other participant must watch and review a film from your top list that they haven't seen before, and they must do so within a month.  Participants are free to choose whatever film they want -- or if you prefer, you can ask for a dictation -- but it should be something new to you.  Make it a movie you've always wanted to see, or one you've never heard of, or one you've been avoiding for some reason.

4. If a participant does not post a review within the allotted month, his or her top 100 list gets knocked down one spot in the rotation.  If you miss three reviews in a row, you are taken out of the rotation entirely and must participate again (by watching and reviewing) before you are allowed back in.

5. Be respectful.  You can write a scathing, negative review, but please don't denigrate someone else's tastes while doing it.

This month:
 Dave the Necrobumper


Round 1 Review Index:

ses
Junior
smirnoff
oldkid
MartinTeller
ArmenianScientist
Jared
Sandy
PeacefulAnarchy
Antares
LukeRobot
1SO
BlueVoid
Bondo
Eldog
ueno_station54
The Deer Hunter
tinyholidays
Sam the Cinema Snob
sdb_1970
Corndog

Round 2 Review Index:

Junior
jdc
pixote
dheaton
ses
smirnoff
oldkid
MartinTeller
Sandy
PeacefulAnarchy
1SO
Bondo
Eldog
chardy999
Knocked Out Loaded
Jeff Schroeck
Teproc
DarkeningHumour
Corndog

Round 3 Review Index:
Junior
tinyholidays
jdc
oldkid
ses
MartinTeller
Sandy
PeacefulAnarchy
1SO
Bondo
Teproc
Chardy999
Sam the Cinema Snob
pixote
« Last Edit: December 31, 2017, 02:26:56 PM by oldkid »
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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 02:16:08 AM »
I want to thank Bondo for hosting us for the last couple years, he did a great job!  And, of course, I want to thank Martin, the founder of the Top 100 Club, for giving us a great opportunity to share our movies with each other!

This month we've got chardy999!

Lots of excellent cinema there to choose from!
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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 06:17:25 AM »
Haven't seen:
Winter Sleep
The Whole Nine Yards [Hulu]
French Kiss
25th Hour
Notting Hill
Show Me Love
Head-On
Searching for Sugar Man
Pride & Prejudice (1995) [Amazon, Hulu]
When Harry Met Sally...
Far from Heaven
Shame
The Guard
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call (2009)
After the Wedding
Youth
Carnal Knowledge [MUBI]
Son of the Bride
House of Flying Daggers
Garden State
Me, Myself & Irene
Dressed to Kill [Filmstruck]
Toni Erdmann

That's a lot and none of them are jumping out to me. I'll see what is available to me and get back on what I'll watch.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2017, 09:21:41 AM by Sam the Cinema Snob »

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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 06:45:57 AM »
Thanks for adding me to the list, I wonder how few months before I miss a month.

From chardy999's list lots (55) I have not seen:

The Intouchables
Garden State
Take Shelter
Open Hearts
The Piano Teacher
Curfew
A Serious Man
Searching for Sugarman
There Will Be Blood
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Das Experiment
Mommy
After The Wedding
Woman in the Dunes
Shame
35 Shots of Rum
Double Indemnity
Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone
The Square
The Philadelphia Story
Wild Tales
Repulsion
Head-On
All About Eve
Schindler's List
Goodfellas
A Separation
Pride & Prejudice
CINECAST!ing Åmål
Fanny and Alexander
A Woman Under the Influence
Three Colours: Blue
Her
French Kiss
25th Hour
Nights of Cabiria
Midnight in Paris
Ex Machina
The Lives of Others
Wild Strawberries
Closer
Mulholland Dr.
the Edge of Heaven
The Godfather

Available on Hulu
Rosemary's Baby
Exit Through the Gift Shop
The Orphanage
On the Waterfront

SBS On Demand
Under the Skin
Man on Wire
Ida
A Royal Affair
Broken Embraces

Stan
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans
La Dolce Vita

I will be aiming for Under the Skin and Broken Embraces.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2017, 07:56:44 AM by Dave the Necrobumper »

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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2017, 06:48:04 AM »
Only two unseen from chardy's list. I am going to try to get to both French Kiss (though Netflix has it as a Very Long Wait  :-\) and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (which I'm buried on the wait list for at the library).

Failing that I'll try for a rewatch. Shame falls in the category of a film competitive for my own top-100 but only seen once or perhaps a second viewing of Ex Machina is in order.

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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2017, 07:03:06 AM »
This thread should be titled « Return of the Club ».

That is all.

(Happy to see Bondo has not in fact died but merely passed the baton on.)
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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2017, 07:41:45 AM »
The peaceful transition of power is a fundamental aspect of democracy.

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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2017, 07:43:42 AM »
Who knows what would have happened had oldkid not been selected? Everyone was talking about how he might not accept the results.
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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2017, 07:51:25 AM »
I want to thank Bondo for hosting us for the last couple years, he did a great job!  And, of course, I want to thank Martin, the founder of the Top 100 Club, for giving us a great opportunity to share our movies with each other!

This month we've got chardy999!

Lots of excellent cinema there to choose from!

Yes, thank you to all the leaders of this wonderful club. I wish I had got to more for Teproc!

I did a more recent Top 100 end of last year which may give people more to choose from:

https://letterboxd.com/chardy999/list/chardys-top-100-2016/

I'd guess there are perhaps 20 new ones there. Since that was posted you can add The Handmaiden and the Oasis doco Supersonic if you so please.
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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2017, 07:56:29 AM »
Unseen:
84. Ida
83. Curfew
70. 35 Shots of Rum
65. Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone
64. The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans
63. The Square

Will watch Curfew in a few days (it's a short, right?) but can't watch any of the others until the end of the month. Will certainly watch Ida, though, and hopefully another.

Edit: Will probably use the new list actually:
Mustang
Winter Sleep
Youth
El hijo de la novia
Toni Erdmann
Pride & Prejudice

All sound interesting.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2017, 08:02:46 AM by PeacefulAnarchy »