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PopGap #25: Potluck Film Fest, Month Two Completed

PopGap #25: Potluck Film Fest, Month Two Completed

Written by dorrk
28 February 2017

It's like a potluck, but movies eat you instead of food.

The second month of my 2017 Potluck Film Festival set a high standard for the rest of the year, with five movies that entered the top 15% of my Flickchart, and an average ranking of 72% across all 12 titles. Josh Haysom, whose movie tastes have already been established as extremely compatible with my own, averaged a staggering 87% across his five selections, even sneaking The Fall into my Top 200. Andrew Kendall, who came into the Potluck Film Fest with an appreciation for a considerably different type of movie than what I seek out, did relatively well, with his selections averaging 55%. Even though Andrew picked two movies by some of my least favorite directors, each of those movies (Speed Racer and The Great Gatsby) is now my favorite from their respective filmographies, and his top pick, A Man for All Seasons, broke up Josh's top-of-the-chart domination with a great individual score of 89%.

My monthly "black sheep" contributors, Nigel Druitt and Ty Tag, both scored solid 77% rankings this month, boosting their averages from January's modest but respectable start.

PopGap #25: Potluck Film Fest, Month Two Completed

HOW FEBRUARY'S MOVIES RANKED

Review: The Fall (2006)

The Fall (2006)

Dir: Tarsem Singh
My rank: #198/3747 (95%)
Josh's rank: #3712 / 8228 (55%)
Review: Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

Dir: Ingmar Bergman
My rank: #217/3747 (94%)
Josh's rank: #226 / 8228 (97%)
Review: A Man for All Seasons (1966)

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Dir: Fred Zinnemann
My rank: #420/3747 (89%)
Andrew's rank: #287 / 1071 (73%)
Review: Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

Dir: Jean-Pierre Melville
My rank: #526/3747 (86%)
Josh's rank: #181 / 8228 (98%)
Review: Lone Star (1996)

Lone Star (1996)

Dir: John Sayles
My rank: #543/3747 (86%)
Josh's rank: #781 / 8228 (91%)
Review: From Russia With Love (1963)

From Russia With Love (1963)

Dir: Terence Young
My rank: #849/3747 (77%)
Nigel's rank: #406 / 1626 (75%)
Review: The Odd Couple (1968)

The Odd Couple (1968)

Dir: Gene Saks
My rank: #874/3747 (77%)
Ty's rank: #373 / 2763 (87%)
Review: Safety Last! (1923)

Safety Last! (1923)

Dir: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor
My rank: #1028/3747 (73%)
Josh's rank: #88 / 8228 (99%)
Review: Rush Hour (1998)

Rush Hour (1998)

Dir: Brett Ratner
My rank: #1684/3747 (55%)
Andrew's rank: #330 / 1071 (69%)
Review: Upside Down (2012)

Upside Down (2012)

Dir: Juan Diego Solanas
My rank: #1813/3747 (52%)
Andrew's rank: #41 / 1072 (96%)
Review: Speed Racer (2008)

Speed Racer (2008)

Dir: The Wachowskis
My rank: #1903/3747 (49%)
Andrew's rank: #15 / 1072 (99%)
Review: The Great Gatsby (2013)

The Great Gatsby (2013)

Dir: Baz Luhrmann
My rank: #2571/3747 (31%)
Andrew's rank: #73 / 1072 (93%)

Trailers for Potluck Film Fest, Month #2