- no TV series because it's not about binge-watching and users are likely to know the show anyway
- a set of films you've discovered specifically in 2017
- at least 6 movies
- if it's not related to an actor or a director's work, it's okay if you've already seen a few movies before
- suggest as many options as you want
For instance, mine would be:
- Hayao Miyazaki's movies : all of them
- Michael Apted's "Up" documentary: the eight episodes
- French movies of the 30's: César, Fanny, Marius, La Chienne, Boudu Sauvés des Eaux, La Bandera, Gueule d'Amour, Quai des Brumes, Le Jour se Lèves, Les Bas Fonds, Drôle de Drame, Pépé le Moko, Hôtel du Nord
The "Up" documentary is really a must-see.
if you feel like you can put many movies in one category (like 50's French Film Noir or Political Cinema of the 70's) it would be cool, but depending on the replies I get, I might change the 'rules' for that poll :)
And I hope I got the answer right this time and the results aren't too skewed.
Louis Malle: Elevator to the Gallows, The Lovers, Zazie, The Fire Within, Lacombe Lucien, Black Moon, My Dinner With André, Milou in May
Classic (outisde or pre-Nouvelle Vague) French movies, most from the 1930s, or starring Michel Simon, often both: Boudu, Port of Shadows, The Rules of the Game, La Poison, War of the Buttons, The Old Man and the Child.
study-related, the heavily political and didactical "New German cinema" of the 1960s-70s, including movies by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margarethe von Trotta, and Alexander Kluge. However, I became more intrested in the Outsiders of that movement, who were marginalized by their contemporaries: Werner Herzog and Roland Klick.
Bette Davis - admittedly she is bigger than most of her movies: Hell's House, Of Human Bondage, Dark Victory, The Letter, Now Voyager, The Bride came C.O.D., Mr. Skeffington, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Nanny
I discovered the work of director Sean Baker. I saw Tangerine first and then went to see The Florida Project, not realizing it was the same director. I fell completely in love with The Florida Project so I watched the following of his films:
The Florida Project (2017) (already mentioned)
Tangerine (2015) (again)
Prince of Broadway (2008)
I couldn't access his other films. That's only four and I know you said six but I can't think of another six connected films that I discovered and watched this year.
I also saw the Turkish film, Kedi (2017), and I developed a watch-list of modern Turkish cinema but have only seen one, so far.
'Good idea, by the way, ElMo. I hope you'll be around this year. I would really miss you if you weren't on here anymore.
I never really binge watched anything or made some kind of festival. I always watch movies in a title for title basis, and I try to see things quite different from each other.
But, looking at the over 160 films I saw last year, I found that three of those that had the bigger impact on Me have a theme in common. They have women fighting against the roles assigned to them by society. So I guess that could be a common theme, which also fits the world events of last year quite well.
Those movies were:
Albert Nobbs (2011), 19th century women forced to pose as men in order to get a work and make a living.
I am Najoom, 10 years old, divorced (2014), a true story of a 10 year old in Yemen who was forcefully married and then fight for her divorce
Una familia de tantas (1949), my favourite, considered to be one of the best Mexican movies of all history, it is about the daughter of a family that faces her father and marries for love with a man he rejects. It was the first film from the country showing a woman outside their traditional roles.
In order to reach the six film requirement (altought they did not had such an impact, I could add
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2018), where all the title characters, both Professor Marston and the women fight for the right to live their privacy and sexuality as they please.
Brave Miss World (2013), Documentary about a former Miss World who denounced the rape she suffered.
Hidden Figures (2016), about the pioneer black women working at NASA