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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: 12:0. 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. 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.
  4. Mizoguchi's 101 Asian Films's icon

    Mizoguchi's 101 Asian Films

    Favs/dislikes: 9:0. A list salvaged from the now defunct, the original description read: "jumbled order, for easier changes…" Mizoguchi is also known [url=]Kenji at[/url]
  5. Mizoguchi's 100+ Essential French Films's icon

    Mizoguchi's 100+ Essential French Films

    Favs/dislikes: 8:0. 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]
  6. Georgia Institute of Technology's Experimental Film  and Media's icon

    Georgia Institute of Technology's Experimental Film and Media

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. [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 the 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
  7. Flavorwire's 50 Essential LGBT Films 's icon

    Flavorwire's 50 Essential LGBT Films

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. 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
  8. 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.
  9. Time Out London 50 Best Fantasy Movies's icon

    Time Out London 50 Best Fantasy Movies

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. 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. 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.
  11. Austrian Cinema (1895-1938)'s icon

    Austrian Cinema (1895-1938)

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0.
  12. 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
  13. BoardGameGeek Top 100 Fantasy Movies's icon

    BoardGameGeek Top 100 Fantasy Movies

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. The list is an amalgamation of the voting in the series of BGG polls on Best Fantasy Movie.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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