2021 Film Challenge

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Finished Part J----

J. Are we there yet?
[Watch one film for each of the miscellaneous challenges listed below]
1. a film more than 160 minutes long - The Idiot (1951)
2. a film with a budget lower than 1 million - Horror Island (1941)
3. a silent film - The Student of Prague (1913)
4. a film directed by a woman - Darlin' (2019)
5. a 2021 release - The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021)
6. a film suggested by another participant of this challenge - Short Term 12 (2013)

(thanks to @Takoma11 for the ST12 rec. I'll write a review later- Googling "how to become a foster parent" right now.
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Section G completed

G. I have always depended on the lists of strangers:
[Watch one film featured in each of the following prominent lists]
1. Roger Ebert's Great Films - The Man Who Laughs (1928)
2. Sight & Sound's top 100 (any category) - Seven Samurai (1954)
3. AFI's top 100 (any category) - Duck Soup (1933)
4. IMDb's top 250 (2020 finalized edition) - Gone Girl (2014)
5. Steven Jay Schneider's 1001 movies - Throne of Blood (1957)
6. Criterion Collection - The Hidden Fortress (1958)



Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?
great list of films there, Cap!!
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Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?
Yeah that was a pretty solid round. Every now and then I accidentally watch a good movie, despite my efforts to the contrary.
bit of an occupational accident, that



Section G completed

G. I have always depended on the lists of strangers:
[Watch one film featured in each of the following prominent lists]
1. Roger Ebert's Great Films - The Man Who Laughs (1928)
This one was such a pleasant surprise for me. The imagery, the story itself.



This one was such a pleasant surprise for me. The imagery, the story itself.
Yeah I think it deserves to be as well-known as Chaney's Phantom and Hunchback. In my opinion it's a "better" film than either of those, it was a lavish big-budget costume piece, and Veidt is one of the few actors of the time that could match Chaney's intensity (and his makeup was great). It wasn't available for viewing for decades, so all the Monster Kids of the 50s didn't have access to it during the monster boom. Otherwise I think it would have a bigger following.



Here’s looking at you, kid.
**Bump**
***Bump***
39/52 so far
“Normal Mode”  


Nightmare Mode  



Here’s looking at you, kid.
Did you like About Time? I thought it was a fun twist on the romantic comedy.
It was pretty good, it was a really fun movie. It took awhile to get into it though, but once you get passed the first thirty minutes it’s a blast!

Twas a very heartfelt film and even though the father did what he did, his emotions and life experience came through authentically, which he was trying to teach.



I should NOT have watched The Social Dilemma tonight given my current state of mind, but I was able to finish this category at least.

Documentary, my dear Watson
watch 10 documentaries
1. Revival: The Sam Bush Story (2015)
2. Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2018)
3. American Murder: The Family Next Door (2020)
4. The Dawn Wall (2017)
5. Chesley Bonestell: A Brush With the Future (2018)
6. Conny Plank: The Potential of Noise (2017)
7. Sample This (2013)
8. Whatever Happened To Green Valley? (1974)
9. Zappa (2020)
10. The Social Dilemma (2020)



Here’s looking at you, kid.
39/52 so far
“Normal Mode”  


36/110
Nightmare Mode  



The trick is not minding
Update! 8/1
8 left in Normal mode, including the suggestion from Ed (Pinkhorse)
46 left for Nightmare mode.
I think I’m further along on both then last year at this same point.
Main Challenge  


Nightmare Mode  



Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?
Don't have any one specific category finished but I DO have a lot of films lined up for watching and a considerable amount done so far. . .

Watchlist films
Viewed films

Main Challenge  


Nightmare Mode  



I DO have to remark, yet again, this is REALLY a great idea and I'm SO glad that Wylde turned me onto this - THANK YOU!
And THANKS, JABS for setting this up, and THANKS EVERYONE for running with it!!



Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?
I GOT ONE DONE!!
OH YEA, I GOT ONE DONE!!!!!



E. It's a big world out there:
[Watch a film from the following regions]
1. North America White Boy Rick (2018) REVIEW
2. South America The Secret in Their Eyes aka El secreto de sus ojos (2009) REVIEW
3. Europe Aniara (2018) REVIEW
4. Asia Chocolate (2008) REVIEW
5. Africa Dark Waters aka Siraa Fil-Mina (1956) REVIEW
6. Oceania Breaker Morant (1980) REVIEW



Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know - more like: Um, it's [email protected] August. . . about [email protected] time.
But, HEY, for ME, this IS a big deal.

So I will finish my dance, thank you very much




Round up the usual suspects
watch 10 films from the same genre

WESTERN:

1. Pioneer Woman (1973)
2. Outlaw Express (1938)
3. Gunfighters (1947)
4. The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)
5. Pawnee (1957)
6. The Pale Door (2020)
7. A Man For Hanging (1972)
8. Stampede (1936)
9. The Dalton Gang (1949)
10. Under Western Skies (1945)


Had I chosen Horror I probably would've finished this category in January, but then it wouldn't be a "challenge" would it?