Silver Screen Streak List #01: TSPDT 21st Century
Written by dorrk
For my first list in the new Silver Screen Streak Movie Challenge, my fellow Flickcharter Mike Seaman has assigned me the February 2019 edition of "The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films" from the website "They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?"
For those who don't follow the highbrow online film community, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? is a director-focused website for movie enthusiasts and is best-known as an aggregator of "best of" lists. One of their flagship lists is "The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films," which features 1000 movies and is compiled from thousands of sources. You can read about it here.
According to this version of the list at Letterboxd, I've already seen 547 of its 1000 movies, including many of my favorite movies from the past two decades, including Zodiac, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, You Can Count on Me, Django Unchained, There Will Be Blood and hundreds more.
But this challenge is about movies that I haven't seen, and this list plunges me pretty quickly into arthouse territory.
THE FIRST TWO
According to the rules of Silver Screen Streak Movie Challenge, I guarantee to watch at least the first two movies from each list, after which point my continuation through the list will depend on how well the movies rank on my Flickchart. My benefactor for this list has invoked the "no documentaries" rule, possibly sparing me from a 9-hour Chinese examination of something depressing.
The first two movies on this list are: