PopGap #24: Potluck Film Fest, Month One - Completed!

PopGap #24: Potluck Film Fest, Month One - Completed!

Written by dorrk
31 January 2017

2017: Surrendering to the Cinemaniac Hive Mind

The first month of my 2017 Potluck Film Festival has been completed, with just over 25 hours of movies averaging a decent 68% placement on my Flickchart. the high point of the month was Dan Kocher's recommendation of the fun Busby Berkeley musical Gold Diggers of 1933 (88%); although I was much less enamored with the epic stage adaptation Angels in America (39%), from Hannah Keefer, it was still provocative and worthwhile.

Overall, Dan's five selections averaged 81% and Hannah's five choices averaged 61%; Nigel Druitt's first monthly contribution came in at 51% and Ty Tag's initial pick hit 50%. Dan came into the Potluck Film Fest with the highest compatibility rating of all of the participants and Hannah scored right in the middle, while both Ty and Nigel, started out as low-scoring wildcards. My rankings of everyone's movie choices during this initial round generally fell in line with expectations.

How January's movies ranked

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Dir: Mervyn LeRoy
My rank: 88%
Dan's rank: 93%
Branded to Kill (1967)

Branded to Kill (1967)

Dir: Seijun Suzuki

a.k.a. Koroshi no rakuin

My rank: 81%
Dan's rank: 96%

Artists and Models (1955)

Artists and Models (1955)

Dir: Frank Tashlin
My rank: 81%
Dan's rank: 97%
Review: Spellbound (2002)

Spellbound (2002)

Dir: Jeffrey Blitz
My rank: 80%
Hannah's rank: 77%
Review: Love Affair; or... (1967)

Love Affair; or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (1967)

Dir: Dusan Makavejev

a.k.a. Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T.

My rank: 79%
Dan's rank: 85%

Review: The Merry Widow (1925)

The Merry Widow (1925)

Dir: Erich von Stroheim
My rank: 76%
Dan's rank: 97%
Review: Sleuth (1972)

Sleuth (1972)

Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
My rank: 72%
Hannah's rank: 95%
Review: Ordet (1955)

Ordet (1955)

Dir: Carl Theodor Dreyer
My rank: 65%
Hannah's rank: 77%
Review: The Court Jester (1956)

The Court Jester (1956)

Dir: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
My rank: 51%
Hannah's rank: 98%
Review: The Beaver (2011)

The Beaver (2011)

Dir: Jodie Foster
My rank: 51%
Nigel's rank: 64%
Review: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Dir: Charles Barton
My rank: 50%
Ty's rank: 96%
Review: Angels in America (2003)

Angels in America (2003)

Dir: Mike Nichols
My rank: 39%
Hannah's rank: 98%
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Dir: Mervyn LeRoy
My rank: 88%
Dan's rank: 93%
Branded to Kill (1967)

Branded to Kill (1967)

Dir: Seijun Suzuki

a.k.a. Koroshi no rakuin

My rank: 81%
Dan's rank: 96%

Artists and Models (1955)

Artists and Models (1955)

Dir: Frank Tashlin
My rank: 81%
Dan's rank: 97%
Review: Spellbound (2002)

Spellbound (2002)

Dir: Jeffrey Blitz
My rank: 80%
Hannah's rank: 77%
Review: Love Affair; or... (1967)

Love Affair; or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (1967)

Dir: Dusan Makavejev

a.k.a. Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T.

My rank: 79%
Dan's rank: 85%

Review: The Merry Widow (1925)

The Merry Widow (1925)

Dir: Erich von Stroheim
My rank: 76%
Dan's rank: 97%
Review: Sleuth (1972)

Sleuth (1972)

Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
My rank: 72%
Hannah's rank: 95%
Review: Ordet (1955)

Ordet (1955)

Dir: Carl Theodor Dreyer
My rank: 65%
Hannah's rank: 77%
Review: The Court Jester (1956)

The Court Jester (1956)

Dir: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
My rank: 51%
Hannah's rank: 98%
Review: The Beaver (2011)

The Beaver (2011)

Dir: Jodie Foster
My rank: 51%
Nigel's rank: 64%
Review: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Dir: Charles Barton
My rank: 50%
Ty's rank: 96%
Review: Angels in America (2003)

Angels in America (2003)

Dir: Mike Nichols
My rank: 39%
Hannah's rank: 98%