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Re: What is your ICheckMovies ranking?
« Reply #1010 on: February 01, 2019, 06:39:15 PM »
Progress for Jan. 1–31, 2019

NOTE: ICM handle is "dtsjr."

I'm currently #360 in the charts (up 1 spot)
3461 top list checks (+24)
4731 checks overall (+25)
#8 in the Filmspotting group "top member" ranking (no change)

My Top So-called Shames (unchecked titles on at least 15 official toplists)
My Neighbor Totoro (19)
Grave of the Fireflies (18)
Raise the Red Lantern (18)
Beauty and the Beast (17)
Heat (17)
Princess Mononoke (17)
The English Patient (16)
Festen (16)
Howl's Moving Castle (16)
Last Tango in Paris (16)
Before Sunset (15)
Dances with Wolves (15)
Jeux interdits (15)
Moulin Rouge! (15)
The Servant (15)

Lists I'm Trying To Chip Away At
808/1001 (80.7%) in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? list (+0.8%)
623/807 (77.2%) in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List list (no change)
1208/1208 (100%) in dtsjr Library (no change)

101 Awards (–1)
3 Platinum (no change)
16 Gold (no change)
34 Silver (–2)
48 Bronze (+1)
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Re: What is your ICheckMovies ranking?
« Reply #1011 on: February 01, 2019, 07:01:28 PM »
Not sure if I'm doing the "Shames" thing right, but here are mine...

  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Metropolis
  • Sunrise
  • The General
  • Seven Samurai
  • Some Like It Hot
  • City Lights
  • Modern Times
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Bonnie and Clyde

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Re: What is your ICheckMovies ranking?
« Reply #1012 on: February 01, 2019, 07:31:30 PM »
I watched Turin Horse years ago, but when new lists come out I go through the new checks and usually find a couple of titles I forgot to check.
It was I Don't Want to Sleep Alone. You can sort lists by date checked.
That's right. I watched that when I did my quiet marathon of Tsai and only posted an overall post about the experience.
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Re: What is your ICheckMovies ranking?
« Reply #1013 on: February 01, 2019, 07:32:30 PM »
Not sure if I'm doing the "Shames" thing right, but here are mine...

  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Metropolis
  • Sunrise
  • The General
  • Seven Samurai
  • Some Like It Hot
  • City Lights
  • Modern Times
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Bonnie and Clyde

And if you had to watch one this weekend, which would you probably choose?
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Re: What is your ICheckMovies ranking?
« Reply #1014 on: February 01, 2019, 07:37:30 PM »
Not sure if I'm doing the "Shames" thing right, but here are mine...

  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Metropolis
  • Sunrise
  • The General
  • Seven Samurai
  • Some Like It Hot
  • City Lights
  • Modern Times
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Bonnie and Clyde

And if you had to watch one this weekend, which would you probably choose?

Seven Samurai and Metropolis are the ones I'm more drawn to, and are the ones I feel I've postponed for too long.

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Re: What is your ICheckMovies ranking?
« Reply #1015 on: February 01, 2019, 11:14:23 PM »
Seven Samurai and Metropolis are the ones I'm more drawn to, and are the ones I feel I've postponed for too long.

Those are the best ones. Honestly, I'd say the rest of them are pretty skippable (except maybe The General, that's fun), or at least overrated, and burdened by decades of canon hype. But that's just my personal taste speaking.

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Re: What is your ICheckMovies ranking?
« Reply #1016 on: February 02, 2019, 12:13:17 AM »
I just want to vent for a minute about Empire putting Heimat on the list. First, its not a movie, its a mini-series. Second, it doesn't seem like it exists in English language.

Has anyone had luck tracking it down?
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Re: What is your ICheckMovies ranking?
« Reply #1017 on: February 02, 2019, 12:21:17 AM »
I just want to vent for a minute about Empire putting Heimat on the list. First, its not a movie, its a mini-series. Second, it doesn't seem like it exists in English language.

Has anyone had luck tracking it down?
It absolutely exists in the English language (with subs, obviously). In Blu Ray even:
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews16/heimat_blu-ray.htm

I haven't gotten around to it because of its length but I've only heard positive things.

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Re: What is your ICheckMovies ranking?
« Reply #1018 on: February 02, 2019, 12:48:31 AM »
I raised my objection to Heimat years ago, and Berlin Alexanderplatz which I have since caught up with. The line is blurred to where if a miniseries gets a theatrical release it's a movie. Heimat is actually comprised of 5 films split into 32 episodes and totaling 59 1⁄2 hours, so it's like putting all of the Aaron Sorkin seasons of The West Wing on Official Lists.

I had the DVD for Heimat for a couple of months with English subtitles. I couldn't commit to watching it at the time.
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Re: What is your ICheckMovies ranking?
« Reply #1019 on: February 02, 2019, 06:15:38 AM »
  • #1521 current rank (1525)
  • 1969 top list checks (1950)
  • 3296 checks in total (3263)
  • 339 unchecked titles appear in at least 10 official top lists (334)
  • 186/250 IMDb Top 250 (188)
    258/546 1SO’s Essentials (257; The Man From Nowhere)
    52/97 The Dissolve's Movies Of The Week (51; 48 Hrs.)
  • 59 awards (47)
  • Top de-shames:
    The House Is Black (in 10 top lists)
    Argo (in 7 top lists)
    The Black Cat (in 6 top lists)
Top shames:
  • Lawrence Of Arabia (1962), in 40 top lists
  • M (1931), 34
  • Singing’ In The Rain (1952), 33
  • City Lights (1931), 31
  • Andrei Rublev (1966), 28
  • The Gold Rush (1925), 28
  • The Grand Illusion (1937), 28
  • Oldboy (2003), 28
  • King Kong (1933), 27
  • The Passion Of Joan Of Arc (1928), 27
  • The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946), 26
  • Solaris (1972), 26
  • It Happened One Night (1934), 25
  • The Treasure Of Sierra Madre (1948), 25
  • The Exorcist (1973), 24
  • The Rules Of The Game (1939), 24
  • Reservoir Dogs (1992), 24
  • Sullivan's Travels (1941), 24
  • Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout The Ages (1916), 23
  • Sherlock Jr. (1924), 23
  • Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937), 23
  • Stalker (1979), 23
  • Ugetsu (1953), 23
  • Viridiana (1961), 23
  • Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969), 22
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