PopGap #32: Potluck Film Fest, Month Nine Completed

PopGap #32: Potluck Film Fest, Month Nine Completed

Written by dorrk
01 October 2017

September Potluck Film Fest Completed!

September's Potluck Film Festival had few notable highs and lows, with eight of the movies landing in the 56% - 77% range of my Flickchart. Only two movies entered the upper tier of my chart above 80% and only two placed below 50%, and one of those just barely at 48%. It was a largely successful, steady month, with twelve movies that I'm glad to have watched, even if one of them was to finally eliminate it as a persistent recommendation. The average ranking for September was 65%, making it the 6th highest of the nine months so far.

Alex Christian Lovendahl's five movies averaged 70%, tying him at 9th out of 21 participants. Nick Dallas was not far behind, with his five movies averaging 68% and tying him for the 11th spot. Monthly wildcards, Nigel Druitt and Ty Tag, who have contributed one movie each per month, split, with Nigel bumping his average up to 52% with a modest success, and Ty dropping to 40%.

Review: Underground (1995)

Underground (1995)

Dir: Emir Kusturica
My rank: #512/3933 (87%)
Nick's rank: #389 / 2174 (82%)
Review: Mildred Pierce (1945)

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Dir: Michael Curtiz
My rank: #620/3933 (84%)
Alex's rank: #92 / 2188 (96%)
Review: The Only Son (1936)

The Only Son (1936)

Dir: Yasujirô Ozu
My rank: #921/3933 (77%)
Alex's rank: #107 / 2188 (95%)
Review: Fish Story (2009)

Fish Story (2009)

Dir: Yoshihiro Nakamura
My rank: #1017/3933 (74%)
Nick's rank: #114 / 2174 (95%)
Review: Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Dir: Steven Soderbergh
My rank: #1114/3933 (72%)
Alex's rank: #123 / 2188 (94%)
Review: F for Fake (1973)

F for Fake (1973)

Dir: Orson Welles, Gary Graver
My rank: #1238/3933 (69%)
Alex's rank: #113 / 2188 (95%)
Review: World's Greatest Dad (2009)

World's Greatest Dad (2009)

Dir: Bobcat Goldthwait
My rank: #1259/3933 (68%)
Nigel's rank: #181 / 1725 (90%)
Review: Marwencol (2010)

Marwencol (2010)

Dir: Jeff Malmberg
My rank: #1356/3933 (66%)
Nick's rank: #348 / 2174 (84%)
Review: Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

Dir: Shane Meadows
My rank: #1514/3933 (62%)
Nick's rank: #540 / 2174 (75%)
Review: Odd Thomas (2013)

Odd Thomas (2013)

Dir: Stephen Sommers
My rank: #1723/3933 (56%)
Nick's rank: #577 / 2174 (73%)
Review: Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Dir: Jim Jarmusch
My rank: #2050/3933 (48%)
Alex's rank: #77 / 2188 (96%)
Review: Road to Perdition (2002)

Road to Perdition (2002)

Dir: Sam Mendes
My rank: #3029/3933 (23%)
Ty's rank: #368 / 2806 (87%)
Review: Underground (1995)

Underground (1995)

Dir: Emir Kusturica
My rank: #512/3933 (87%)
Nick's rank: #389 / 2174 (82%)
Review: Mildred Pierce (1945)

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Dir: Michael Curtiz
My rank: #620/3933 (84%)
Alex's rank: #92 / 2188 (96%)
Review: The Only Son (1936)

The Only Son (1936)

Dir: Yasujirô Ozu
My rank: #921/3933 (77%)
Alex's rank: #107 / 2188 (95%)
Review: Fish Story (2009)

Fish Story (2009)

Dir: Yoshihiro Nakamura
My rank: #1017/3933 (74%)
Nick's rank: #114 / 2174 (95%)
Review: Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Dir: Steven Soderbergh
My rank: #1114/3933 (72%)
Alex's rank: #123 / 2188 (94%)
Review: F for Fake (1973)

F for Fake (1973)

Dir: Orson Welles, Gary Graver
My rank: #1238/3933 (69%)
Alex's rank: #113 / 2188 (95%)
Review: World's Greatest Dad (2009)

World's Greatest Dad (2009)

Dir: Bobcat Goldthwait
My rank: #1259/3933 (68%)
Nigel's rank: #181 / 1725 (90%)
Review: Marwencol (2010)

Marwencol (2010)

Dir: Jeff Malmberg
My rank: #1356/3933 (66%)
Nick's rank: #348 / 2174 (84%)
Review: Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

Dir: Shane Meadows
My rank: #1514/3933 (62%)
Nick's rank: #540 / 2174 (75%)
Review: Odd Thomas (2013)

Odd Thomas (2013)

Dir: Stephen Sommers
My rank: #1723/3933 (56%)
Nick's rank: #577 / 2174 (73%)
Review: Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Dir: Jim Jarmusch
My rank: #2050/3933 (48%)
Alex's rank: #77 / 2188 (96%)
Review: Road to Perdition (2002)

Road to Perdition (2002)

Dir: Sam Mendes
My rank: #3029/3933 (23%)
Ty's rank: #368 / 2806 (87%)