The Best Movies You Haven't Seen (2016)

PopGap #16: Spring Cleaning, Cleaned.

By dorrk, April 29th 2016
Spring Cleaning: There's too many of them... There's too little of me... Get out!

Every Spring I put the brakes on adding a bunch of new movies to my Watchlist and try to catch-up on a few of the titles that have been lingering in its cavernous nooks for ages. This April I also wanted to correct course after spending a few months slogging through relatively mediocre movie selections, and my engineering of the lottery reaped the needed rewards: the 14 movies I watched during April averaged out to 71% as I ranked them on my Flickchart, with a couple of new strong favorites emerging from the pack, and not a single one of the 14 movies earning lower than a 5/10 rating.

Here's how April's movies ranked for me:

Touch of Evil (1958)

Touch of Evil (1958)

Dir.: Orson Welles

My rank: #129 (96%) Amazon iTunes
Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali (1955)

Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali (1955)

Dir.: Satyajit Ray

My rank: #216 (94%) Amazon iTunes
Late Spring (1949)

Late Spring (1949)

Dir.: Yasujiro Ozu

My rank: #350 (90%) Amazon iTunes
The Seventh Seal (1957)

The Seventh Seal (1957)

Dir.: Ingmar Bergman

My rank: #510 (85%) Amazon iTunes
All About Eve (1950)

All About Eve (1950)

Dir.: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

My rank: #692 (80%) Amazon iTunes
Apu Trilogy: Apur Sansar (1959)

Apu Trilogy: Apur Sansar (1959)

Dir.: Satyajit Ray

My rank: #828 (76%) Amazon iTunes
Apu Trilogy: Aparajito (1956)

Apu Trilogy: Aparajito (1956)

Dir.: Satyajit Ray

My rank: #923 (73%) Amazon iTunes
Freaks of Nature (2015)

Freaks of Nature (2015)

Dir.: Robbie Pickering

My rank: #964 (72%) Amazon iTunes
Human Nature (2001)

Human Nature (2001)

Dir.: Michel Gondry

My rank: #1047 (70%) Amazon iTunes
I Stand Alone (1998)

I Stand Alone (1998)

Dir.: Gaspar Noé

My rank: #1380 (60%) Amazon
Swing Time (1936)

Swing Time (1936)

Dir.: George Stevens

My rank: #1504 (56%) Amazon iTunes
Men Don't Leave (1990)

Men Don't Leave (1990)

Dir.: Paul Brickman

My rank: #1588 (54%) Amazon iTunes
Yi Yi (2000)

Yi Yi (2000)

Dir.: Edward Yang

My rank: #1784 (48%) Amazon
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai... (1984)

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai... (1984)

(I cheated a bit on my last batch of reviews, as a flu hit me during the final week.)

April's selections were chosen from a pool of 60 movies, combining:

Twelve movies were picked at random from the resulting lot.

Trailers for March's Watchlist



More Info:

I post reviews for all the movies on this blog, and live-tweet most viewings here:
https://twitter.com/popgap

This list is posted to Letterboxd, here:
https://letterboxd.com/dorrk/list/popgap-2016-04-spring-cleaning/

You can keep track of my Flickchart here:
http://www.flickchart.com/Charts.aspx?user=dorrk

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