PopGap #11: Peer Review, Part One: Completed!

PopGap #11: Peer Review, Part One: Completed!

Written by dorrk
05 December 2015

During November I watched 20 movies I hadn't seen* which were highly ranked by other Flickchart users who I had determined to have moderately similar tastes to my own. I calculated "compatibility scores" based on my rankings of their Top 20s. the quality of the movies was fairly high, regardless of the scoring spectrum. I liked, to varying degrees, 19 of the 20 movies. of my 10 favorite movies of the month, just over half came from users who started the month with the 10 highest scores. As I ranked each movie on my own Flickchart, six of the compatibility scores were adjusted upward, 12 scores dropped lower, and two stayed exactly the same.

The biggest outlier of the month was Nights of Cabiria, which was my second favorite movie of the month, but came from the Flickchart of the lowest scoring qualifying user, KingofPain. Special mention goes to Emerwin, one of this month's interlopers — users whose scores were too low to qualify a movie for the chart, but whose top ranked movie I hadn't seen had qualified through another user's chart — whose favorite movie, Das Boot, was easily also my favorite of the month (and yet, his score dropped due to other changes made to his Top 20).

November 2015's PopGap Results

MovieFlickchartStarting ScoreEnd ScoreAdj.
Das Boot (1981) Harlequin68 688 671 +17
Nights of Cabiria (1957) KingofPain 1000 979 +21
Wake in Fright (1971) Rac 630 614 +16
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) mr_steve 645 629 +16
Winter Light (1963) rickyfitts 710 695 +15
Come and See (1985) Celldweller7 799 782 +17
The Big Chill (1983) WillHunting 829 841 -12
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) nomargin 619 627 -8
Band of Outsiders (1964) faithx5 613 622 -9
Inside Out (2015) IcallItFutile 742 742 0
Django (1966) barrylutz 731 735 -4
Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013) FilmOdyssey 955 955 0
Boy A (2007) figureitout 770 894 -124
The Abyss (1989) Zampa 728 768 -40
The Abyss (1989) Blott 806 841 -35
Beautiful Girls (1996) csschneider 635 686 -51
Mary Poppins (1964) PurpleCow17 624 689 -65
Maverick (1994) Prophasi 963 1041 -78
The Rock (1996) HillJackBob 946 995 -49
Boys Don't Cry (2000) Donegan 886 937 -51
Equilibrium (2002) thelastdisciple 919 1176 -257

 

November 2015's Interlopers

MovieFlickchartStarting ScoreEnd ScoreAdj.
Das Boot (1981) Emerwin 1322 1373 -51
The Abyss (1989) Yojimbo28 1205 1220 -15
The Abyss (1989) goat6boy 1255 1266 -11

* "Hadn't seen" = not at all, or in a really, really, really long time