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Another day, another vote.

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:02 am
by Mr Sausage
Here're 5 random films from the collection for you to vote for. Have at it!

Re: Another day, another vote.

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:23 am
by ando
😁 That byline is telling.

Second Chances!

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:34 am
by Mr Sausage
It's a Runners-Up vote. All the films that almost made the cut get a second chance.

Re: Second Chances!

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:02 am
by swo17
Actually, technically, we randomly chose these five from six months' worth of votes

Something Different

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:12 am
by Mr Sausage
This vote's different. Inspired by the Music Video mini list project, this vote has a dual focus: here are five Criterion titles whose disc(s) contain music videos. With the exception of the first one, the vote is for both the film and the music video(s).

Re: Something Different

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:35 am
by Big Ben
I voted for Armageddon with malicious intent.

Re: Something Different

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:38 am
by Mr Sausage
Big Ben wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:35 am
I voted for Armageddon with malicious intent.
I assume that goes doubly for your vote for the Aerosmith video?

Re: Something Different

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:01 am
by swo17
Big Ben wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:35 am
I voted for Armageddon with malicious intent.
If you actually want to discuss it then great, but if you just did it to tank film club, we're doing a fine enough job of that on our own, thanks

Re: Something Different

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:38 pm
by Big Ben
swo17 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:01 am
Big Ben wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:35 am
I voted for Armageddon with malicious intent.
If you actually want to discuss it then great, but if you just did it to tank film club, we're doing a fine enough job of that on our own, thanks
Absolutely, and apologies for not making this clearer. Regardless of my feelings about Bay ( I really, really don't like his films) I don't feel people actually discuss the fact that he has all the hallmarks of a mass produced auteur. The incoherent plots, the occasional jingoism, the quote "pornographic sensibility" as Mark Kermode puts it. If people like Fulci and Jesus Franco can be labeled as shlock auteurs why can't Bay? How does this relate to modern blockbusters today? I feel it's inclusion in Criterion's library is worth discussing even if the film is...not good.
Mr Sausage wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:38 am
[I assume that goes doubly for your vote for the Aerosmith video?
The Aerosmith video/song goes alongside that because it happens to be one of the most aggravating in their entire catalogue in my opinion.

Re: Something Different

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:54 pm
by Mr Sausage
Swo17 and I were being tongue-in-cheek.

But there is lots to discuss in Bay, including what I’ve now realized is the fact he borrowed much of his visual lexicon from late-eighties MTV David Fincher.

Mfunk presents: a Halloween Vote

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:37 am
by Mr Sausage
Mfunk has been kind enough to curate the following Halloween round:
mfunk9786 wrote:So my only synopsis or statement about why I chose these five films is that, in the wake of the death of FilmStruck and the advent of the Criterion Channel, there is no better time than now to be supporting the latter so it sticks around for good. There are a ton of good films on it this month and every month, but horror films make for a better at home experience than most, and all of the following films are available on the Criterion Channel just a button press away.

Re: Mfunk presents: a Halloween Vote

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:17 pm
by mfunk9786
I'm going to actually participate this time, which I'm incredibly ashamed I don't do enough of with the Film Club, which Sausage tirelessly puts effort into curating week in and week out. I would encourage anyone in my boat, who doesn't dedicate nearly enough time to it as it deserves, to join me.

Re: Mfunk presents: a Halloween Vote

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:03 pm
by domino harvey
Sorry, I'll be too busy lighting candles and praying for all your souls to watch such devilry

Re: Mfunk presents: a Halloween Vote

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:39 pm
by Mr Sausage
mfunk9786 wrote:I'm going to actually participate this time, which I'm incredibly ashamed I don't do enough of with the Film Club, which Sausage tirelessly puts effort into curating week in and week out. I would encourage anyone in my boat, who doesn't dedicate nearly enough time to it as it deserves, to join me.
Thanks for the kind words, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out swo17’s huge contribution behind the scenes. He basically co-runs it with me uncredited.

Anyway, I voted for Antichrist because I’ve always been meaning to watch it.

Re: Mfunk presents: a Halloween Vote

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:46 pm
by DarkImbecile
You haven’t seen Antichrist? I had already voted for it, but now I need to evangelize to the masses that it be the selection this week.

Re: Mfunk presents: a Halloween Vote

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:48 pm
by domino harvey
Still wish I’d bought one of the “I Survived the AntiChrist Screening” t-shirts the IFC was selling in the lobby on the original theatrical run

Re: Mfunk presents: a Halloween Vote

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:49 pm
by mfunk9786
Mr Sausage wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:39 pm
mfunk9786 wrote:I'm going to actually participate this time, which I'm incredibly ashamed I don't do enough of with the Film Club, which Sausage tirelessly puts effort into curating week in and week out. I would encourage anyone in my boat, who doesn't dedicate nearly enough time to it as it deserves, to join me.
Thanks for the kind words, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out swo17’s huge contribution behind the scenes. He basically co-runs it with me uncredited.

Anyway, I voted for Antichrist because I’ve always been meaning to watch it.
That was enough to make me outright change my vote.

Re: Mfunk presents: a Halloween Vote

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:09 am
by swo17
If it makes a difference, we already did Carnival of Souls for Halloween two years ago

Re: Mfunk presents: a Halloween Vote

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:12 am
by mfunk9786
Wish I had known!

This vote is brought to you by Elections that everyone's just sort of disgruntled with.

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:44 am
by Mr Sausage
You know, nothing really changed, but everything works less well anyway and 1/4 of people are tired and just want to leave. What were we talking about again?

It's a 1940s vote!

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:53 pm
by Mr Sausage
To coincide with the current 1940s List Project, here are five 40s films drawn randomly from the collection via some form of wizardry.

It's a 1950s vote!

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:43 am
by Mr Sausage
In support of the ongoing 1950s Decade List project, here're five 50s films randomly pulled from the collection.

Re: It's a 1950s vote!

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:03 am
by Drucker
I've never watched Face in the Crowd and it's on Criterion Channel

Re: It's a 1950s vote!

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:28 am
by Mr Sausage
I've never seen On the Waterfront, surprisingly, so it got my vote. Suppose I should get around to watching it sometime.

Re: It's a 1950s vote!

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:18 am
by therewillbeblus
Although I already posted something in the 50s thread, Europe '51 gets mine, as it's the title I have the most questions to put forth for discussion that I suspect will have a better chance here.

This is a solid batch of choices though