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  1. The Criterion Channel (part 1)'s icon

    The Criterion Channel (part 1)

    Favs/dislikes: 12:0. DIRECTORS A-K In two parts, this list includes all films streamable through the Criterion Channel. Not counting some films that lack IMDb pages: Relic 0 (Larry Achiampong, 2017) Relic 1 (Larry Achiampong, 2017) Relic 2 (Larry Achiampong, 2017) Relic 3 (Larry Achiampong, 2017) To the Unknown (Michael Almereyda, 2017) The Lonedale Operator (Michael Almereyda, 2018) Yudie (Mirra Bank, 1974) The Golden Chain (Adebukola Bodunrin/Ezra Claytan Daniels, 2016) Gotta Make This Journey: Sweet Honey in the Rock (Joseph Camp, 1983) Venite et Loquamur (Sky Hopinka, 2015) When You're Lost in the Rain (Sky Hopinka, 2018) Like a Mighty Wave (Michael Inouye, 2019) The Sand Island Story (Victoria Keith, 1981) Black and Blue (Hugh King/Lamar Williams, 1987) "untitled video" (Sujin Lee, 2002) The Passion of Joan of Arc (Marie Losier, 2002) The Touch Retouched (Marie Losier, 2002) Flying Saucey! (Marie Losier, 2006) Papal Broken-Dance (Marie Losier, 2009) Cet Air La (Marie Losier, 2010) Draw Me Now (Marie Losier, 2018) Their Fall Our All (Terence Nance, 2014) You and I and You (Terence Nance, 2015) Odds and Ends (Michelle Parkerson, 1993) Maya at 24 (Lynne Sachs, 2021) La Llorona (Stephanie Saint Sanchez, 2003) Time and Judgement (Menelik Shabazz, 1988) The People United (Alonzo Speight, 1985) We Will Always Be Here (Monique Walton, 2013) The Black Case (Daniel Watchorn/Caroline Monnet, 2014) In addition, there are several segments extracted from anthology films, where the enclosing film has an IMDb page but not the segment: La Ricotta (Pier Paolo Pasolini segment from "Ro.Go.Pa.G.") First Day Out (Josephine Decker segment from "Collective: Unconscious") La Luxure (Jacques Demy segment from "The Seven Deadly Sins") India (Mira Nair segment from "11'09"01 - September 11") How Can It Be? (Mira Nair segment from "8") Everybody Dies! (Nuotama Bodomo segment from "Collective: Unconscious") The Hand (Wong Kar-Wai segment from "Eros") The films are essentially alphabetized by director, though there are a few glitches due to the Criterion site's own quirks. Like with the ordering of multiple director credits for a single film. Part 2: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/the+criterion+channel+part+2/ebbywebby/
  2. The Criterion Channel (part 2)'s icon

    The Criterion Channel (part 2)

    Favs/dislikes: 11:0. DIRECTORS L-Z In two parts, this list includes all films streamable through the Criterion Channel. Not counting some films that lack IMDb pages: Relic 0 (Larry Achiampong, 2017) Relic 1 (Larry Achiampong, 2017) Relic 2 (Larry Achiampong, 2017) Relic 3 (Larry Achiampong, 2017) To the Unknown (Michael Almereyda, 2017) The Lonedale Operator (Michael Almereyda, 2018) Yudie (Mirra Bank, 1974) The Golden Chain (Adebukola Bodunrin/Ezra Claytan Daniels, 2016) Gotta Make This Journey: Sweet Honey in the Rock (Joseph Camp, 1983) Venite et Loquamur (Sky Hopinka, 2015) When You're Lost in the Rain (Sky Hopinka, 2018) Like a Mighty Wave (Michael Inouye, 2019) The Sand Island Story (Victoria Keith, 1981) Black and Blue (Hugh King/Lamar Williams, 1987) "untitled video" (Sujin Lee, 2002) The Passion of Joan of Arc (Marie Losier, 2002) The Touch Retouched (Marie Losier, 2002) Flying Saucey! (Marie Losier, 2006) Papal Broken-Dance (Marie Losier, 2009) Cet Air La (Marie Losier, 2010) Draw Me Now (Marie Losier, 2018) Their Fall Our All (Terence Nance, 2014) You and I and You (Terence Nance, 2015) Odds and Ends (Michelle Parkerson, 1993) Maya at 24 (Lynne Sachs, 2021) La Llorona (Stephanie Saint Sanchez, 2003) Time and Judgement (Menelik Shabazz, 1988) The People United (Alonzo Speight, 1985) We Will Always Be Here (Monique Walton, 2013) The Black Case (Daniel Watchorn/Caroline Monnet, 2014) In addition, there are several segments extracted from anthology films, where the enclosing film has an IMDb page but not the segment: La Ricotta (Pier Paolo Pasolini segment from "Ro.Go.Pa.G.") First Day Out (Josephine Decker segment from "Collective: Unconscious") La Luxure (Jacques Demy segment from "The Seven Deadly Sins") India (Mira Nair segment from "11'09"01 - September 11") How Can It Be? (Mira Nair segment from "8") Everybody Dies! (Nuotama Bodomo segment from "Collective: Unconscious") The Hand (Wong Kar-Wai segment from "Eros") The films are essentially alphabetized by director, though there are a few glitches due to the Criterion site's own quirks. Like with the ordering of multiple director credits for a single film. Part 1: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/the+criterion+channel+part+1/ebbywebby/
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    Chaotic Cinema

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. I came across an interesting, self-proclaimed "Chaotic Cinema" list on Letterboxd (https://letterboxd.com/afracious/list/chaotic-cinema) of over 2,600 surreal/experimental/cult/horror films and wanted to transport it here. But inputting all those films was an enormous task, and gigantic ICM lists are always so cumbersome to load and use. So, I compromised and only entered the films I haven't seen. Which initially amounted to just about half of them. This makes the list less useful to others, but it's certainly SOME use to other fans of this warped cinematic realm. Entering this list also led to adding a number of films to the ICM database. But unfortunately, there was also a surprising number of films that don't even have IMDb pages: Atomic Bombs on the Planet Earth 2012 / Blood Sky 1986 / Chasse des Touches 1959 / Circumcision of Participant Observation 2013 / Conditions 2014 / Dead Dance 2009 / Double 2001, a.k.a. Bunshin / Earth Pulse 1975 / Embodiment of Darkness 2018 / Epiphany 1984 / Excavations 1979 / Forbidden Symmetries 2014 / Ganeden 2003 / Geflecht 1976 / General Motors 1976 / Gewebe 1976 / Good Morning, Mr. Orwell 1984 / He Walked Away 2006 / Highbushes Burning 2018 / Hollis Well 2012 / Horror Film 1 1971 / Intoxicated by My Illness 2001 / Joseph’s New Coat 1998 / Lanzarote 2014 / Light Music 1975 / Light of the Body 2004 / Loretta 2003 / Love Reinvented 1979, a.k.a. L'Amour Réinventé / Magic Mirror 2013 / Measures of Volatility 1979 / Moonblack 1968 / Number Two 2019 / Paul Sharits Interview with Gerard O'Grady 1976 / Performance of Video Imaging Tools 1970-1978 (a compilation of 17 video clips by various directors) / Phenomenon 2019 / Pictures of the Lost 1978 / Primarily Speaking 1983 / Primary Time 1974 / Quarry 2015 / R-G-B 1974 / Reverberlin 2006 / Scan Processor Studies 1973 / Set of Co-incidence 1974 / Snows 1967 / Songs for Synthesized Soprano 1990 / Spinout 1983 / Ten Years in the Sun 2015 / The Extinct Suite 2017 / The Matter Propounded, of Its Possibility and Impossibility, Treated in Four Parts 2011 / The Seismic Form 2020 / Theme Song 1973 / Tokyo Loop 2006 / Unbalance 2006 / Up to and Including Her Limits 1976 / Weird Weird Movie Kids Do Not Watch the Movie 2013 / Why Do Things Get in a Muddle? (Come On Petunia) 1984 / Wildfire 2003 / Window Painting 1982 I'm going to create IMDb pages for as many of these films as my patience allows -- we'll see how I do. I believe I'm up to 129 adds now, and that's not counting some existing IMDb items that only needed to be imported to ICM. I'll delete titles from the above block of text as I add them to ICM. I continue to remove films that I see. The list initially was 1,108 films but is smaller now. But there's an extra wrinkle: The Letterboxd user continues to expand the list, so I'm adding films as well as subtracting them. PS Two substantial misgivings about this list: 1) Too many trashy horror movies included, just because they're gory or shocking. 2) The list's creator has a creepy fetish about arty women in film. Especially Tilda Swinton -- he runs Facebook pages about her and apparently hoards hundreds of photos of her. And this kink infects the list, which has loads of marginal, female-directed films and, of course, extra Swinton films. He's fixated on Cate Blanchett too.
  4. Ebbywebby's favorite unofficial checks's icon

    Ebbywebby's favorite unofficial checks

    Favs/dislikes: 6:2. I'll be adding more titles as time passes. Also subtracting some, based on either waning enthusiasm or a film's debut on an official list. See below to check out the abundant films that I've deleted for the latter reason. In fact, I've had to delete so many films that the remaining ones' dwindling quality has me debating whether this list is still worth sharing. There are too many official checks! ICM's bloated set of official lists now suggests there are over 16,200 essential, canonical films to see? Ridiculous. I so wish I was more confident about the shorts I've included...I've checked off about 6,100 shorts on ICM and now really regret not taking notes on the best ones. I just don't remember all those blips of film footage well enough. Newly "official" films deleted during 2021: Night Tide, Crimson Peak, Boy Meets Girl, Macbeth (1948), Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven, Savage Messiah, The Valley, First Cow 2020: The Last of Sheila, Little Murders, From the Life of the Marionettes, Diabel, Machete, Dead Man Walking, Yoiyami Semareba, Small Change, Orchestra Rehearsal, Puzzle of a Downfall Child, The World According to Garp, High Life, The Bad News Bears (1976) During 2019: Youth, Joe, Morgiana, Plastic Bag, Endless Poetry, Visa de Censure No X, Shinboru, Catch Us If You Can, Thieves Like Us, Faraway So Close!, David & Lisa, Eat the Document During 2018: I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Long-Haired Hare, The Exquisite Corpus, Smithereens, King of Hearts, Model Shop, mother!, A Coffee in Berlin During 2017: A Wedding, Rocky II, California Split, The L-Shaped Room, Paterson, The Selfish Giant, Submarine, Borom Sarret, The Telephone Book During 2016: Heart of a Dog, The Lobster, Prick Up Your Ears, Aprili, Wrong Move, The Hateful Eight, Accident, Bubble, Confidentially Yours, The Forgotten Faces, My Best Fiend, The Panic in Needle Park, Peppermint Frappé, Space Is the Place, Sweet & Lowdown, Sympathy for the Devil, The White Bus During 2015: The Witches, The Shout, Frankenweenie, Cat People (1982), La Cabina, Italianamerican, The Hudsucker Proxy, La Lune à un Mètre, The Perfect Human, Giants & Toys, All the Boys Are Called Patrick, Dogma, Film Film Film, Great (Isambard Kingdom Brunel), Slaughterhouse-Five, My Name Is Trinity, The Station Agent, Broken Flowers, Match Point, Idiocracy, Burn After Reading, Bernie, Blue Jasmine, Inherent Vice, Cat Soup During 2014: Bob Roberts, Live Flesh, Chuck & Buck, The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, Rock 'n' Roll High School, WarGames, Tommy, Silent Movie, Lost in La Mancha, Kingpin, I'll Never Forget What's'isname, High Anxiety, These Are the Damned, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Rabbit Fire, Duck Rabbit Duck, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, Upstream Color, Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii, The Idle Class, Pay Day, Rachel Getting Married During 2013: Laugh Clown Laugh, Dirty Pretty Things, Emak-Bakia, For Heaven's Sake, Blind Chance, West of Zanzibar, A Zed & Two Noughts, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Listzomania, Steppenwolf, Made in Britain, After the Rehearsal, City of Women, Comfort & Joy, Hi Mom!, Intervista, Vicky Cristina Barcelona…. Strange but true: This may be only "favorite unofficial checks" list on ICM that does not contain any official checks.
  5. Experimental films streamable at lightcone.org's icon

    Experimental films streamable at lightcone.org

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. The site actually has over 1,600 viewable clips, but many of them are incomplete samples or do not have corresponding IMDb pages. Other these films did not have ICM pages until I imported them from IMDb to fill out this list. All but about a dozen of them are shorts. They are sorted by director rather than title. [url]https://lightcone.org/en/filmmakers-in-distribution[/url]
  6. Harold Lloyd filmography (complete?)'s icon

    Harold Lloyd filmography (complete?)

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. ICM needed a Harold Lloyd filmography that included his massive output of shorts. His IMDB filmography is a little longer, because I chose not to include the appearances that were "rumored" or "unconfirmed." Over half of these films have zero checks, so I'm guessing they are lost. This website ([url]https://haroldlloyd.us/the-films/the-state-of-the-lloyd-films/[/url]) seems to indicate as many as 71 of his films were destroyed in a catastrophic 1943 fire.
  7. Anthology films (with multiple directors)'s icon

    Anthology films (with multiple directors)

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0.
  8. Ebbywebby <400's icon

    Ebbywebby <400

    Favs/dislikes: 2:1. Favorite films with under 400 checks. Will be steadily updated.
  9. "Directed" by Andy Warhol's icon

    "Directed" by Andy Warhol

    Favs/dislikes: 1:1. Seemingly, many of Warhol's "screen tests" do not have IMDb pages, so those are unfortunately missing from this list. I also chose not to include "Flesh," "Trash," "Heat," "Bad" and the Frankenstein/Dracula films, even though Warhol's shadow somewhat hangs over them. (Arguably, those films are more essential than anything found on this list.)
  10. Films I've added to IMDb (and then imported here)'s icon

    Films I've added to IMDb (and then imported here)

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. Mostly experimental shorts with minimal casts, yes.
  11. <50's icon

    <50

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Favorite films with under <50 checks. Wow, 32 of these 122 films are British -- my more obscure tastes definitely have a bias. So what are you waiting for, go check those films!
  12. Favorite 1950s films's icon

    Favorite 1950s films

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. for the forum poll
  13. Favorite German films (?)'s icon

    Favorite German films (?)

    Favs/dislikes: 0:1. My ballot for the ICM forum poll. I'm doing this very quickly and impulsively, and thus feel rather sheepish about my list's accuracy. And I reeeeally need to see Kings of the Road, Faraway So Close!, The Marriage of Maria Braun and The Last Laugh again, because I saw them ages ago and remember them very poorly.
  14. Jeff Keen filmography's icon

    Jeff Keen filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Jeff Keen (1923-2012) was a dazzling DIY filmmaker that doesn't come up too often in discussions -- he doesn't have even one film that is an "official check." His films are generally wordless collages, mixing transformative, stop-motion animation (both drawn and created with objects) and live human mischief (his "casts" seem to be whoever showed up at that night's house party). The speed of his editing is delirious, to say the least. Just climb into a film and pray that you can hold on. He has obvious recurring influences, such as classic comic strips and '50s pulp films. and his films sometimes seem like sequences of old-fashioned, "Coming Soon!"-type movie trailers strung together. Some of them are more political, but the dominant mood is sheer hedonism, and brace yourself for copious, amateur nudity (more "free-spirited" than directly sexual). Exhilirating. A more formal biography: http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/1359564/index.html
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    Les Blank Films

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. This list has two sections. The first 43 titles are directed or co-directed by the late documentary filmmaker Les Blank (1935-2013). The remaining films are directed by his colleagues and are all featured on http://lesblank.com. Perhaps they're available on DVD through the site -- I'm not sure. Quite a few of these films are streamable via Kanopy and (for a price) Vimeo. This is a work in progress, because about 35 of the films don't even have IMDb pages. So I can't add them to ICM until/unless I create IMDb pages for them first. Not on IMDb: A Journey to the Butterflies (Bruce Pacho Lane) A Skirt Full of Butterflies (Maureen Gosling) Bamako Chic (Maureen Gosling) Carrousel Menagerie (Bruce Pacho Lane) Cheyanne Schatz (Pieter Van Deusen and Leah Miller) Cumbre Tajín (Bruce Pacho Lane) Down an Old Road (Chris Simon) Folktale From Two Lands (Pieter Van Deusen and Leah Miller) Friends (Pieter Van Deusen and Leah Miller) Homegrown Bounty (Gina Leibrecht) I Hear What You See (Chris Simon) Jaber (Alan Govenar) Little Willie Eason and His Talking Gospel Guitar (Alan Govenar) Mezcal (Bruce Pacho Lane) My Canyonlands (Chris Simon) Narco-Mania! (Bruce Pacho Lane) Netherby Naps (Pieter Van Deusen and Leah Miller) New York Is a Summer Festival (Pieter Van Deusen and Leah Miller) On Wayang: My Life With Shadows (Gina Leibrecht) Pancho Villa (Bruce Pacho Lane) Peace Corps: Colombia One (Bruce Pacho Lane) Percussion Sounds (Pieter Van Deusen and Leah Miller) Red Alexander (Chris Simon) Seven Second Love Affair (Robert Abel) String Sounds (Pieter Van Deusen and Leah Miller) The Hundred Penny Box (Pieter Van Deusen and Leah Miller) The Language of the Seeds (Bruce Pacho Lane) The New Mexico Chile Film (Bruce Pacho Lane) The Rite of Spring (Pieter Van Deusen and Leah Miller) The Softball Umpire Film (Les Blank) The Story of Anna O: A Study on Hysteria (Terrell Seltzer) TV Tray (Harrod Blank) Zydeco (Nick Spitzer)
  16. Official checks with unknown runtimes's icon

    Official checks with unknown runtimes

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. For awhile, I've been on a peripheral quest to fill in the "unknown" runtime fields for all official-check films. With some help from others, I believe I've engineered close to 200 runtimes being added (not counting many other runtimes I've added for "unofficial" films). Usually, the process also involved submitting a runtime to IMDB first, so I'm conscientious about wanting to get the length exactly right using a credible Web resource (or hopefully, *more* than one to confirm). I share this list so others can message me if they have knowledge of these remaining films -- films for which I have either conflicting information, thin information or no information at all. Ideally, an officially cited length from some sort of catalog page (for instance, http://www.worldcat.org) seems more definitive than just quoting how long a possibly erratic torrent or YouTube video lasts, but I'll take what I can get. A few of the earliest shorts are problematic...shorts lasting under a minute seem to defy the update process. I note that three widely seen shorts from the 19th century get sifted to the top if you sort the list by runtime, even though their runtimes are listed as "unknown." Strange.
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