July 2020 Film Thread

New month, new film thread!

Not seen any



28 films watched (1 rewatch)
Best - Do the Right Thing
Worst - Holy Goalie

As we’re half way through the year let’s have some 2020 STATS!

I have watched 150 films so far in 2020, which is 86% of the number of films I watched in the whole of 2019.

End of STATS.

Watched - 15 (all new to me)
Best - la dolce vita, mulholland drive
Worst - nothing particularly bad, una was the worst of the 15

2020 so far
Watched - 102 (100 new to me)
5* - Ida, mustang, persepolis, La dolce vita, mulholland drive


Watched - 41 (new)
Best - Umberto D.
Worst- The Hand of Night

234 so far in 2020 which is 83% of the whole of 2019.

forgot about using letterboxd so my stats are incomplete. oh well. would be more interesting if you could see them by country / director / genre etc


Watched - 20
Best - Vast of the Night or The Fog
Worst - nothing that bad, probably Ballad of Buster Scruggs for being disappointing and my least favourite Coen Bros film

Watched - 83
% of 2019 total - 75%
Best - Assault on Precinct 13


Why did you watch this

In the name of democracy for the @filmclubbers



17 films
best - leviathan (2014)
worst - holy goalie (2018)

82 films so far
% of 2019 total: dunno

Now I’m not commuting I can get at least one more movie per day under my belt.

those are the efficiency savings we like to hear about. What grand total do you think you’ll reach?

At my peak a decade ago, which was prior to having a home computer, I’d regularly do over 365 per year.

Since March I’ve been doing over 40 per month, so if nothing changes, this could be a 400 film year.

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watched Monos last night, really great film


Some films that are on Netflix from today and my ratings:
Jurassic Park 1-3 avg. :+1::+1::+1:
The Truman Show (1998) :+1::+1::+1::+1:
Schindler’s List (1993) :+1::+1::+1:
Mamma Mia! (2008) :+1:
About a Boy (2002) :+1::+1:
Behind the Candelabra (2013) :+1::+1::+1::+1:
The Secret Garden (1993) :+1::+1:
Hot Fuzz (2007) :+1::+1::+1::+1:
Gladiator (2000) :+1::+1::+1::+1::+1::+1::+1:
The Green Mile (1999) :+1::+1::+1:
Burn After Reading (2008):+1::+1::+1:
RocknRolla (2008) :+1::+1:
Panic Room (2002) :+1::+1::+1:
Twins (1988) :+1::+1::+1::+1::+1:
Atonement (2007) :+1::+1::+1:
Pitch Perfect (2012) :+1:
Spring Breakers (2012) :+1::+1:
Revolutionary Road (2008) Not seen
Daylight (1996) :+1::+1::+1::+1::+1::+1::+1:
Knocked Up (2007) Not seen
The Lorax (2012) Not seen
The American President (1995) :+1::+1:
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) :+1::+1::+1::+1:
Angela’s Ashes (1999) Not seen


Thought it was ok. Didn’t really get it. Looked and sounded nice though.

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Recently watched Maysaloun Hamoud’s In Between which I absolutely loved.

Both tonally and thematically it reminded me a lot of Nadine Labaki’s Caramel, although I felt In Between was a bit more nuanced in its exploration of modern feminist values conflicting with that of conservative, patriarchal Islamic values through the different, although be it ultimately similar, characterisations of the three main protagonists. Additionally the liberal, hedonistic aspect of Tel Aviv life caught perfectly and further highlighted those social contrasts at the heart of the film. Loved how Hamoud sheds a light on as aspect of Palestinian life that often gets overlooked. The casting was spot on, and the performances, especially from Mouna Hawa, were fantastic.

Excellent film. Can fully see why it was so lauded at the time of its release. Cannot wait for her follow-up.


Animal Crackers was quite a light hearted romp. Felt very like a rainy Sunday afternoon type film. Found the characters that Harpo and Chico Marx were playing to be a tad irritating but enjoyed some of Groucho’s zingers. Definitely could see the influence that he had on Woody Allen’s comedies.

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Yeah I really liked this