The PopGap Potluck Film Fest Month 11 (2017)

PopGap #35: Potluck Film Fest, The Final Month - Completed!

By dorrk, Thursday, 18 January 2018 12:08
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The final month of the Potluck Film Festival wraps up a couple of weeks overdue; perhaps I took the title of my favorite movie of the month, Winter Sleep, too literally. December's Potluck Film Festival was sleepy, overall, but a fitful sleep. The 60% average for its 12 movies' ranking on my Flickchart, makes it the third-lowest ranking month of the year; and, yet, it only featured three movies that scored below 50% (including, however, the single lowest-ranking movie of the entire project). Wade McCormick just clinched a spot in the elite Top 5 participants with a 73% average, as none of his movies ranked lower than 60%. Connor Ryan Adamson ended the month with a 54% average ranking for his five movie recommendations, a solid list of selections dragged down by one outlier.

My monthly wildcards, with their eleventh and final choices for the Potluck Film Festival, demonstrated the growing split in their fortunes. Nigel Druitt ended strongly with one of his Top 5 picks for the year, solidifying his average at 56%. Ty Tag, on the other hand, dropped to 40% despite his recent upswing, by recommending the only movie of the year to land in the bottom 10% of my Flickchart.

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The Godfather

The Top 20 Movies of All-Time

#1: The Godfather Part II (1974)

#1: The Godfather Part II (1974)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
#2: The Godfather (1972)

#2: The Godfather (1972)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
#3: West Side Story (1961)

#3: West Side Story (1961)

Dir: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
#4: Manhattan (1979)

#4: Manhattan (1979)

Dir: Woody Allen
#5: The Graduate (1967)

#5: The Graduate (1967)

Dir: Mike Nichols
#6: Tootsie (1982)

#6: Tootsie (1982)

Dir: Sydney Pollack
#7: Apocalypse Now (1979)

#7: Apocalypse Now (1979)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
#8: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

#8: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Dir: Irvin Kershner
#9: Star Wars (1977)

#9: Star Wars (1977)

Dir: George Lucas
#10: The Exorcist (1973)

#10: The Exorcist (1973)

Dir: William Friedkin
#11: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

#11: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Dir: Peter Jackson
#12: Taxi Driver (1976)

#12: Taxi Driver (1976)

Dir: Martin Scorsese
#13: Annie Hall (1977)

#13: Annie Hall (1977)

Dir: Woody Allen
#14: Vertigo (1958)

#14: Vertigo (1958)

Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
#15: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

#15: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Dir: Steven Spielberg
#16: Boogie Nights (1997)

#16: Boogie Nights (1997)

Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson
#17: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

#17: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Dir: Tobe Hooper
#18: It's a Wonderful Life (1944)

#18: It's a Wonderful Life (1944)

Dir: Frank Capra
#19: Singin' in the Rain (1952)

#19: Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Dir: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
#20: Zodiac (2007)

#20: Zodiac (2007)

Dir: David Fincher