For Part Two of my Peer Review project, I've selected 20 Flickchart users whose tastes align most closely to my own, and during December 2015 I'll be watching the top-ranked movies from their charts that I haven't already seen*. (Last month, I watched 20 movies from users with lower compatibility scores. For a more detailed explanation of my Peer Review selection methodology, click here.)
For a source group that I consider to have largely impressive and/or intriguing taste, there are, as expected, a few movies on December's docket that I've been meaning to see, most notably Running on Empty and Buffalo '66. There are also six movies that I've seen before but too long ago to recollect, such as La Strada, Mystery Train, and The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. There are two animated movies from Hayao Miyazaki, and his work tends to run the gamut for me, from inspired to insufferable. I'm most concerned about facing another movie by the Wachowskis, Bound — at least this one isn't 14 hours long and set in a nonsense dimension — and suspect that I may struggle with Holy Motors, if it's as non-linear as I've been lead to believe. There are also a couple of worryingly fluffy items, like the sports dramas Seabiscuit and Miracle. the one movie of which I am completely ignorant is Army of Shadows, but I really enjoyed Jean-Pierre Melville's Le samourai a few months ago, so I'm eager to see what else he has to offer.
(* "Haven't seen" = not at all, or a long time ago in a memory far, far way.)