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  1. MUBI's Contemplative Cinema Starter Pack's icon

    MUBI's Contemplative Cinema Starter Pack

    Favs/dislikes: 28:0. Mubi's most favorited list created by © <',))( Astro-Tofupraxographer
  2. Slant Magazine's 50 Essential LGBT Films's icon

    Slant Magazine's 50 Essential LGBT Films

    Favs/dislikes: 11:0. Curated by co-founder and film editor Ed Gonzalez, this 50-wide roster is a singular trove of queer-themed gems and classics, spanning the past eight decades and reflecting artists as diverse as Kenneth Anger, Derek Jarman, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. You won't find The Birdcage among our ranks, but you will find Paul Morrissey's Trash, Ira Sach's The Delta, David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, and Céline Sciamma's Tomboy. Consider the list a hat tip to what's shaped up to be a banner LGBT year, particularly on screen, with lesbian romance Blue Is the Warmest Color taking top honors at Cannes, and Xavier Dolan releasing the masterful Laurence Anyways, which also made our cut. - R. Kurt Osenlund
  3. Guide to the Cinema of Spain's icon

    Guide to the Cinema of Spain

    Favs/dislikes: 10:0. From the "Guide to the cinema of Spain" by Marvin D'Lugo, published in 1997.
  4. UC Berkeley's History of Avant Garde Film's icon

    UC Berkeley's History of Avant Garde Film

    Favs/dislikes: 10:0. A course taught at Berkeley in the fall of 2012 by Professor Jeffrey Skoller. [i]“Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all!” -- Andre Breton Avant-garde film is a cinema of subversion, of sensual perversion, filled with constantly challenging, unruly images and ideas that are often messy, sublime and like life, complicated! Avant-Garde Film is also a cinema of counter-culture whose filmmakers are challenging the edges of aesthetic, social, intellectual and sexual, acceptability. Not bound by the bottom line of corporate checkbooks and middle-brow gentility, avant-garde cinema challenges us to see, think and feel differently. Each film is a pipe cleaner for the mind clearing out sludge from years of watching the mind numbing conventions of shopping mall cinema and infantilizing info-tainment TV. We explore the rich and varied history of films made by fine artists who are experimenting with the formal, perceptual and narrative elements of film as well as looking at the poetic traditions of the first person cinema. Through weekly screenings, the reading of word texts, talking to visiting artists, discussing and writing about the films as well as making short filmic artworks, we move back and forth between historical and contemporary practices sampling from the garden of underground, personal, poetic, queer, surrealist cinemas, feminist, structural-materialist, punk, found films, love films and smash-the-state films![/i] The Dante Quartet by Brakhage is listed twice. Pushcarts of Eternity by Ken Jacobs (2006, 10 minutes) is listed but I can only find [url=]The Pushcarts leave Eternity Street (2011, 13 min)[/url] which doesn't seem the same so I did not add it. (Posthumous) by Ghassan Salhab (2007, 28 minutes) does not seem to be on IMDb. Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs by Walid Raad (2001, 18minutes) does not seem to be on IMDb.
  5. Mizoguchi's 101 Asian Films's icon

    Mizoguchi's 101 Asian Films

    Favs/dislikes: 8:0. A list salvaged from the now defunct, the original description read: "jumbled order, for easier changes…" Mizoguchi is also known [url=]Kenji at[/url]
  6. Mizoguchi's 100+ Essential French Films's icon

    Mizoguchi's 100+ Essential French Films

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. A list salvaged from the now defunct "a very muddled order for now, sorry- favourites at first then as they came to mind." Mizoguchi is also known [url=]Kenji at[/url]
  7. 1001 Movies 2013 New Films's icon

    1001 Movies 2013 New Films

    Favs/dislikes: 6:1. The first 50 films are the 2013 additions to the "1001 Movies You Must See before You Die" list. The second half consists of the films removed in this edition.
  8. Flavorwire's 50 Essential LGBT Films 's icon

    Flavorwire's 50 Essential LGBT Films

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. Since June is historically LGBT Pride Month, it’s worth taking a look at the ways in which cinema has depicted queers and trans people on screen in comedies, dramas, and documentaries. While this is no definitive list of the best films to feature LGBT characters, themes, or icons, it is a collection of titles worth seeing before marching outside with beads and a plastic cup in your hand to wave at the politicians, celebrities, and corporate reps who have taken to parading down the street with slogans and rainbows in tow. - Tyler Coates of Flavorwire
  9. Time Out London 50 Best Fantasy Movies's icon

    Time Out London 50 Best Fantasy Movies

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. If film is the ultimate escapist medium then fantasy is its purest, most dreamlike expression, sweeping the viewer away to distant lands and exploring dizzying imaginative concepts far removed from our humdrum reality. Too often dismissed as a genre for nerds, in the past decade fantasy has thundered into the mainstream courtesy of Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. But as our list proves, great fantasy movies have been around since the birth of cinema, spanning sword and sorcery, romance, animation, action and more – here are 50 of the best. * 51 Movies because Die Nibelungen is listed here as two separate films
  10. Georgia Institute of Technology's Experimental Film  and Media's icon

    Georgia Institute of Technology's Experimental Film and Media

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. [b]Course Description:[/b] This course provides an overview of experimental moving images from the European "city symphonies" and abstract films of the 1920s to the flowering of the American postwar avant-garde; from the advent of video art in the 1960s to the online viral videos and digital gallery installations of today. The class thus surveys the artists, institutions, and viewers that have fostered moving image art throughout the history of film, and asks students to consider the historical, social, and institutional forces that have engendered oppositional, political, and aesthetically radical cinemas. A central premise of the course is that technological developments such as video and new media are not historical ruptures, but rather, part of an ongoing tradition of moving-image art making. Other core topics will include the consideration of the meaning and use-value of the avant-garde, the issue of “artists’ film and video” as opposed to “experimental film,” and the thorny relationship between avant-garde and commercial filmmaking. [b]Not on the list:[/b] [url=]The Jump (Jack Goldstein, 1978)[/url] (not on IMDb) Melies Shorts (unspecified) [url=]Somebodies: A YouTube Orchestra (Gotye, various, 2012)[/url] Reflektorische Farblichtspiele (Kurt Schwerdtfeger, 1922/1966) (not on IMDb) [url=]“Round the Bend” music video for Beck (2002)[/url] for Jeremy Blake's artwork (not on IMDb) [url=]Walking in an Exaggerated Manner around the Perimeter of a Square (Bruce Nauman, 1967-68)[/url] (not on IMDb) [url=]Boomerang (Richard Serra, 1974)[/url] (not on IMDb) [url=]Six Colorful Inside Jobs (John Baldessari 1977)[/url] (not on IMDb) Union (Steve Beck, Jordan Belson, 1974) (not on IMDb) Bill Viola, selections (unspecified) Omer Fast, selections (unspecified) [url=]The Seven Lights (Paul Chan, 2008)[/url] (not on IMDb) Fragment of a Crucifixion (After Francis Bacon) (Paul Pfeiffer, 1999) (not on IMDb) [url=]Man With a Movie Camera remix project (2007-ongoing)[/url] (not on IMDb) [url=]Untitled (The Birds without the birds, or give us today our daily terror) (Martijn Hendriks, 2007)[/url] (not on IMDb) I’m Not Here to Make Friends (richfofo, 2008) Guitar Solo Threeway (John Michael Boling, 2008) In Bb 2.0 (2010) STS, Rolling Stones (2009) The Shining mash up trailer (PS 260, 2005) Artist Looking At Camera (Gutherie Lonergan, 2006) Valentine for Perfect Strangers (Ben Cooley, 2007) You’re Not My Father (Paul Slocum, 2007) JODI game hacks Downfall mashups Zidane headbutt gifs Footlight Parade (1931) is listed for the “By a Waterfall” section Spellbound is listed for the dream sequence (designed by Salvador Dalí) Vertigo is listed for it's title sequence Midnight Cowboy is listed for the Joshua Light Show used in the party scene Punch Drunk Love is listed for the abstract hallucination scenes painted by Jeremy Blake The Right Stuff is listed for Jordan Belson's F/X work
  11. Prix Jean Vigo's icon

    Prix Jean Vigo

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. The Prix Jean Vigo is an award in the Cinema of France given annually since 1951 to a French film director in homage to Jean Vigo. It was founded by French writer Claude Aveline. Since 1960, the award is given to a director of a feature film and to a director of a short film. The award is usually given to a young director, for his or her independent spirit and stylistic originality.
  12. University of Minnesota's Avant-Garde Cinema's icon

    University of Minnesota's Avant-Garde Cinema

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. All films listed in the course description of a class given at the University of Minnesota in fall 2006 by Hisham M. Bizri.
  13. Bafta Film Awards 2014: Full list of nominees's icon

    Bafta Film Awards 2014: Full list of nominees

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. Award ceremony is to be held on Sunday the 16th of February 2014.
  14. BoardGameGeek Top 100 Fantasy Movies's icon

    BoardGameGeek Top 100 Fantasy Movies

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. The list is an amalgamation of the voting in the series of BGG polls on Best Fantasy Movie.
  15. Austrian Cinema (1895-1938)'s icon

    Austrian Cinema (1895-1938)

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0.
  16. BAFTA nominations 2016's icon

    BAFTA nominations 2016

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. Missing are 4 films nominated for British Short Film - Elephant by Nick Helm, Alex Moody and Esther Smith - Mining Poems or Odes by Callum Rice and Jack Cocker - Operator by Caroline Bartleet and Rebecca Morgan - Over by Jorn Threlfall and Jeremy Bannister
  17. Filmfanfare's icon


    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. In 2012 51 cartoonists selected a classic film from Dutch film history and created a one page cartoon summarizing the film. The films varied from Carmen van het Noorden from 1919 to New Kids: Turbo! from 2010.
  18. Dutch Academy Award nominated films's icon

    Dutch Academy Award nominated films

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. All Dutch films nominated for an Academy Award including documentaries and shorts. Glas, Deze Kleine Wereld, Anna & Bella, De Aanslag, Antonia, Karakter and Father and Daughter ended up winning the Oscar.
  19. Cedric Hardwicke's Filmography's icon

    Cedric Hardwicke's Filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. Sir Cedric Hardwicke, one of the great character actors in the first decades of the talking picture, was born in Lye, England on February 19, 1893. Hardwicke attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his stage debut in 1912. His career was interrupted by military service in World War I, but he returned to the stage in 1922 with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, distinguishing himself as Caesar in George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra, which was his ticket to the London stage. For his distinguished work on the stage and in films, he was knighted by King George V in 1934, a time when very few actors received such an honor. Hardwicke first performed on the American stage in 1936 and emigrated to the United States permanently after spending the 1948 season with the Old Vic. Hardwicke's success on stage and in films and television was abetted by his resonant voice and aristocratic bearing. Among the major films he appeared in were [url=]Les Misérables (1935)[/url], [url=]Stanley and Livingstone (1939)[/url], [url=]The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)[/url], [url=]Suspicion (1941)[/url], [url=]A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)[/url], and [url=]The Ten Commandments (1956)[/url]. His last film was [url=]The Pumpkin Eater[/url] in 1964. Cedric Hardwicke died on August 6, 1964 in New York City, New York. I've edited out all TV-appearances the best I could, if I missed one [url=]let me know![/url]
  20. Grace Chang Filmography's icon

    Grace Chang Filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. She was born as Yufang Zhang on June 13, 1933 in Nanjing, China, the 12th of 14 children of a wealthy family. Her father was a university professor. Growing up in Shanghai, she was trained in classical Beijing opera before moving with her family to Hong Kong in 1948. Her first feature debut was Seven Sisters in 1953. Two years later, she joined MP & GI Film Studio. Grace Chang enjoyed wide popularity as a star in musical comedies and melodramas, proving herself to be an exceptional and versatile singer. In 1961, she got married to Gao Fuquan in London, and then she retired from the acting scene in 1964.
  21. Kalavinka's New Zealand Cinema's icon

    Kalavinka's New Zealand Cinema

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. A list salvaged from the now defunct
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