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PopGap #27: April Potluck Film Fest Completed!

PopGap #27: April Potluck Film Fest Completed!

Written by dorrk
01 May 2017

The Man Who Loved Movie Potlucks

The 12 movies brought to my Potluck Film Festival in April averaged a respectable but unexceptional 66% on my Flickchart, as Grant's attempts to challenge me split evenly among the month's biggest hits (The Man Who Loved Women and Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom) and most complicated reactions (The Marriage of Maria Braun and Diary of A Shinjuku Thief), and Ben's solid (but by no means mainstream) picks mostly huddled safely in the middle (Le MillionGood Bye Lenin!DetourMatewan). Even though the overall average for April put it at third out of the four months to date, Ben (73%) and Grant (70%) ranked third and fourth, respectively, out of the ten participants so far. From my wildcards, Nigel carefully maintained his 50%+ streak, and Ty's eclectic monthly picks hit a low point, though not one without some merit.


How April's movies ranked

Review: The Man Who Loved Women (1977)

Man Who Loved Women (1977)

Dir: François Truffaut
My rank: #534/3805 (86%)
Grant's rank: #81 / 1763 (95%)
Review: Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Dir: Pier Paolo Pasolini
My rank: #536/3805 (86%)
Grant's rank: #46 / 1763 (97%)
Review: Le Million (1931)

Le Million (1931)

Dir: René Clair
My rank: #674/3805 (82%)
Ben's rank: #200 / 2280 (91%)
Review: Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

Dir: Wolfgang Becker
My rank: #755/3805 (80%)
Ben's rank: #193 / 2279 (92%)
Review: The Bad and The Beautiful (1952)

The Bad and The Beautiful (1952)

Dir: Vincente Minnelli
My rank: #910/3805 (76%)
Grant's rank: #58 / 1763 (97%)
Review: Detour (1945)

Detour (1945)

Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer
My rank: #915/3805 (76%)
Ben's rank: #149 / 2279 (93%)
Review: Matewan (1987)

Matewan (1987)

Dir: John Sayles
My rank: #958/3805 (75%)
Ben's rank: #426 / 2280 (81%)
Review: The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)

The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)

Dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
My rank: #1726/3805 (55%)
Grant's rank: #35 / 1763 (98%)
Review: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1990)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1990)

Dir: Tom Stoppard
My rank: #1769/3805 (53%)
Ben's rank: #548 / 2280 (76%)
Review: Wild Things (1998)

Wild Things (1998)

Dir: John McNaughton
My rank: #1847/3805 (51%)
Nigel's rank: #177 / 1651 (89%)
Review: Diary of A Shinjuku Thief (1969)

Diary of A Shinjuku Thief (1969)

Dir: Nagisa Ôshima
My rank: #2060/3805 (46%)
Grant's rank: #101 / 1763 (94%)
Review: Finder's Fee (2001)

Finder's Fee (2001)

Dir: Jeff Probst
My rank: #2719/3805 (28%)
Ty's rank: #144 / 2782 (95%)