PopGap #31: Potluck Film Fest, Month Eight Completed

PopGap #31: Potluck Film Fest, Month Eight Completed

Written by dorrk
30 August 2017

August Potluck Film Fest

August's quality watchlist was the 5th highest scoring of the Potluck Film Festival so far, with four movies ranking above 80% on my Flickchart, one of which also broke into my Top 10% as the third highest individual ranking movie of the year. There were several fine child performances plus a mix of grand spectacle and quiet drama. For the very first time this year, only one movie during the entire month ranked in the bottom half of my Flickchart.

Bas van Stratum's five movies averaged an impressive 76%, giving him the third highest aggregate ranking overall. Nathan Chase's 65% aggregate put him comfortably near the middle, 11th out of the 19 participants so far. Monthly wildcards, Nigel Druitt and Ty Tag, who have contributed one movie each per month, inched closer together, with Nigel dropping from 54% to 51%, and Ty climbing from 41% to 42%.

Review: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945)

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945)

Dir: Elia Kazan
My rank: #361/3903 (91%)
Bas' rank: #5 / 2327 (100%)
Review: Early Summer (1951)

Early Summer (1951)

Dir: Yasujirô Ozu
My rank: #506/3903 (87%)
Bas' rank: #282 / 2327 (88%)
Review: A Heart in Winter (1992)

A Heart in Winter (1992)

Dir: Claude Sautet
My rank: #689/3903 (82%)
Bas' rank: #37 / 2327 (98%)
Review: Empire of the Sun (1987)

Empire of the Sun (1987)

Dir: Steven Spielberg
My rank: #751/3903 (81%)
Nathan's rank: #32 / 1534 (98%)
Review: Pontypool (2008)

Pontypool (2008)

Dir: Bruce McDonald
My rank: #885/3903 (77%)
Nathan's rank: #192 / 1534 (87%)
Review: The Big Clock (1948)

The Big Clock (1948)

Dir: John Farrow
My rank: #1260/3903 (68%)
Bas' rank: #215 / 2327 (91%)
Review: Timecrimes (2007)

Timecrimes (2007)

Dir: Nacho Vigalondo
My rank: #1606/3903 (59%)
Nathan's rank: #81 / 1534 (95%)
Review: Footlight Parade (1933)

Footlight Parade (1933)

Dir: Lloyd Bacon
My rank: #1609/3903 (59%)
Nathan's rank: #150 / 1534 (90%)
Review: Whale Rider (2002)

Whale Rider (2002)

Dir: Niki Caro
My rank: #1793/3903 (54%)
Bas' rank: #500 / 2327 (79%)
Review: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

Dir: Tom Tykwer
My rank: #1930/3903 (51%)
Nathan's rank: #53 / 1534 (97%)
Review: The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (2013)

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (2013)

Dir: George Tillman, Jr.
My rank: #1942/3903 (50%)
Ty's rank: #34 / 2802 (99%)
Review: Flight (2012)

Flight (2012)

Dir: Robert Zemeckis
My rank: #2842/3903 (27%)
Nigel's rank: #176 / 1712 (90%)
Review: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945)

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945)

Dir: Elia Kazan
My rank: #361/3903 (91%)
Bas' rank: #5 / 2327 (100%)
Review: Early Summer (1951)

Early Summer (1951)

Dir: Yasujirô Ozu
My rank: #506/3903 (87%)
Bas' rank: #282 / 2327 (88%)
Review: A Heart in Winter (1992)

A Heart in Winter (1992)

Dir: Claude Sautet
My rank: #689/3903 (82%)
Bas' rank: #37 / 2327 (98%)
Review: Empire of the Sun (1987)

Empire of the Sun (1987)

Dir: Steven Spielberg
My rank: #751/3903 (81%)
Nathan's rank: #32 / 1534 (98%)
Review: Pontypool (2008)

Pontypool (2008)

Dir: Bruce McDonald
My rank: #885/3903 (77%)
Nathan's rank: #192 / 1534 (87%)
Review: The Big Clock (1948)

The Big Clock (1948)

Dir: John Farrow
My rank: #1260/3903 (68%)
Bas' rank: #215 / 2327 (91%)
Review: Timecrimes (2007)

Timecrimes (2007)

Dir: Nacho Vigalondo
My rank: #1606/3903 (59%)
Nathan's rank: #81 / 1534 (95%)
Review: Footlight Parade (1933)

Footlight Parade (1933)

Dir: Lloyd Bacon
My rank: #1609/3903 (59%)
Nathan's rank: #150 / 1534 (90%)
Review: Whale Rider (2002)

Whale Rider (2002)

Dir: Niki Caro
My rank: #1793/3903 (54%)
Bas' rank: #500 / 2327 (79%)
Review: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

Dir: Tom Tykwer
My rank: #1930/3903 (51%)
Nathan's rank: #53 / 1534 (97%)
Review: The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (2013)

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (2013)

Dir: George Tillman, Jr.
My rank: #1942/3903 (50%)
Ty's rank: #34 / 2802 (99%)
Review: Flight (2012)

Flight (2012)

Dir: Robert Zemeckis
My rank: #2842/3903 (27%)
Nigel's rank: #176 / 1712 (90%)