2021 Film Challenge

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If anyone wants me to post some of their generic suggestions for J6 in the OP, just let me know.
I've been scrolling through my four- and five-star movies on Letterboxd, looking for films to suggest, but in just about every case the average Letterboxd rating is.....significantly lower than mine. "Wait- other people didn't like that one?" is a question I've asked myself approximately 15 times in the past hour.
So I'll eventually send some but my advice is to not pick any of mine.
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The trick is not minding
Update on my status:
Off to a good start, took advantage of the gloomy weather and just watched a lot of movies.
Will add a few more tonight once I finish football.
Main Challenge  


Nightmare Mode  



Okay, I'm going to give this a shot. Realistically, I won't be doing nightmare mode, but I'll include it just in case.


Main Challenge  


Nightmare Mode  



Here are some recommendations. I'm not sure what people have access to, so I'm going to group them by streaming service (you'll notice some repeats if things are available on more than one service).

Netflix
Klaus
Hunt for the Wilder People
About Time
Prospect
Good Time
Cloud Atlas


Hulu
Hunt for the Wilder People
Peanut Butter Falcon
Tangerine
Black Dynamite
Mud


Amazon Prime
Short Term 12
Lake Mungo
The 39 Steps
Orlando
Frailty


Criterion Channel
Watership Down
Phoenix
Kuroneko
The 39 Steps
Shock Corridor


Other
Predestination (Roku Channel)
Blood Simple (HBO)
Brain Damage (Shudder)
Shock Corridor (HBO, IndieFlix)



Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?
Got my first two in the barrel:


J. Are we there yet?
[Watch one film for each of the miscellaneous challenges listed below]
6. a film suggested by another participant of this challenge [Wyldesyde19] The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) **REVIEW**

The stuff that lists are made of
pick any one list from section G of the main challenge and watch 10 films in it
Criterion Collection
A Taste of Honey (1961) Spine #829 **REVIEW**
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Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?
Here are some recommendations. I'm not sure what people have access to, so I'm going to group them by streaming service (you'll notice some repeats if things are available on more than one service).
A lot of great recommendations here!
I may use one or two for other listings.

Netflix
Klaus was very pleasantly surprised by this one when I watched it for the Holidays. Very good film. Great animation.
Hunt for the Wilder People
About Time
Prospect
Good Time
Cloud Atlas

Hulu
Hunt for the Wilder People
Peanut Butter Falcon
Tangerine
Black Dynamite
Mud

Amazon Prime
Short Term 12
Lake Mungo
The 39 Steps
Orlando
Frailty

Criterion Channel
Watership Down -there's a new version of this, I THINK, on Netflix, I may be using for Animated. Loved the original.
Phoenix
Kuroneko
The 39 Steps
Shock Corridor

Other
Predestination (Roku Channel) LOVE this film!!
Blood Simple (HBO) Not a favorite of Coens but a SOLID one
Brain Damage (Shudder)
Shock Corridor (HBO, IndieFlix)



Welcome to the human race...
Here are some recommendations. I'm not sure what people have access to, so I'm going to group them by streaming service (you'll notice some repeats if things are available on more than one service).
Good list, Takoma. I think I'll take Watership Down for the time being.

I drafted a quick fifteen that people can pick from, can always add more if asked.

Bringing Out the Dead
The Color of Pomegranates
Dead Man
The Driver
Event Horizon
Hard Boiled
Hausu
It's Such A Beautiful Day
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
The Passenger
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
Strange Days
Stroszek
Who Killed Captain Alex
Yi Yi
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I'll join in on the challenge! It seems like a fun way to discover new films.
I don't know if I will be able to finish the nightmare mode, but I will just see how far I can get.

So far I've seen 4 films this year that I can use for the main challenge and 5 that fit nicely into the nightmare mode.

Main Challenge  


Nightmare Mode  



The trick is not minding
Leftovers  
Just in case you weren’t aware, Gordon Willis was the cinematographer for Zelig. So you could move it to that category and check it off.



Also answers to Jabba
Just in case you weren’t aware, Gordon Willis was the cinematographer for Zelig. So you could move it to that category and check it off.

Thanks a bunch!



Watership Down on Netflix is 3 hours plus in a 4 episode miniseries form.

Will second Hunt for the Wilderpeople which I thought was good fun and Tangerine (although I had some third act issues, the journey taken was worthwhile). Lake Mungo is a solid thriller as is The 39 Steps.

I think Takoma knows exactly which film I'm picking for that category. Better late than never.

I'll work on some recommendations that will appear in this post in a day or two.



Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?
Saw a few more and decided on a few of the Lists


C. I coulda been a contender:
[Watch a film that has won the following awards in any category]
3. BAFTA Marty (1955) Best Picture/Foreign Actor/Actress 1956 REVIEW

J. Are we there yet?
[Watch one film for each of the miscellaneous challenges listed below]
4. a film directed by a woman The Nightingale (2018) Directed by: Jennifer Kent REVIEW


"Nightmare Mode"
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times!
watch 10 films released in the same decade
1930s
Vampyr (1932) REVIEW

Chekhov, Method or Meisner?
watch 10 films featuring the same actor
Joan Fontaine

I have a vision...
watch 10 films from the same director
Fritz Lang

I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore
watch 10 films from the same country
France
Le Doulos (1962) REVIEW



Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?
You’re in for a treat with Fritz Lang. Love his films.
I've always been a fan of Lang a large chunk of my life, and yet I've never really scraped the surface of his list of films. So I'm taking this opportunity to finally see ones I've been dying to and never seemed to.

Have Seen
The Big Heat (1953)
M (1931)
Metropolis (1927)
Scarlet Street (1945)
Spies (1928)

And this is what I've got lined up - so far, on my Nightmare Mode List:
Destiny (1921)
Human Desire (1954)
The Woman in the Window (1944)
Fury (1936)
Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)
Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922)

And, thanks again, for getting me involved in this.
Much like the opportunities for seeing things I never would in the HoFs, this is an excellent personalized extension of delving into films/genres/etc. I've really needed to experience and yet, have not.
And thereby, I should also thank @Jabs for playing Host on this. VERY [email protected] cool!



The trick is not minding
I've always been a fan of Lang a large chunk of my life, and yet I've never really scraped the surface of his list of films. So I'm taking this opportunity to finally see ones I've been dying to and never seemed to.

Have Seen
The Big Heat (1953)
M (1931)
Metropolis (1927)
Scarlet Street (1945)
Spies (1928)

And this is what I've got lined up - so far, on my Nightmare Mode List:
Destiny (1921)
Human Desire (1954)
The Woman in the Window (1944)
Fury (1936)
Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)
Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922)

And, thanks again, for getting me involved in this.
Much like the opportunities for seeing things I never would in the HoFs, this is an excellent personalized extension of delving into films/genres/etc. I've really needed to experience and yet, have not.
And thereby, I should also thank @Jabs for playing Host on this. VERY [email protected] cool!
It’s the same with me. I’ve loved what I’ve seen of his, which is far too few. I plan on watching Scarlet street for his category in this.



The trick is not minding
I think "M" is the greatest thriller ever. Just an overall great movie.
M is great. I own the criterion edition 😎
Metropolis blew me away last year.