"I cannot start my day with a confrontation" The 2017 ILX Film Poll Voting Thread - Ballots Due Sunday, March 4th at 7pm EST.

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Send ballots to i l x 2017 film poll @ g ma il . c o m

Maximum of 25 votes, minimum of 10. All weighted, with first at the top of the list and on down. Please do not number them, as it makes the tabulating process tedious and I always forget to mention that.

Anything that was screened in a cinema is eligible*, just remember that if it only played in a film festival near you or it was a reissue of an old movie it will probably not place, or you might split the votes between this year and next year when it is released, but it's up to you.

*Yes, Twin Peaks screened in a cinema, all of it, so there you go.

Ballots in by 7pm EST on March 4th (Oscar Night), so putting it all together will give me something to do during the broadcast other than tweet.

Gukbe, Saturday, 3 February 2018 00:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Yay!

Cherish, Saturday, 3 February 2018 01:50 (one year ago) Permalink

When you say screened in a cinema do you mean screened in a cinema in any country in the world?

i know kore-eda (or something), Saturday, 3 February 2018 02:17 (one year ago) Permalink

That question is very confrontational.

clemenza, Saturday, 3 February 2018 02:24 (one year ago) Permalink

I can't do a full ballot, but I can put together at least 10.

WilliamC, Saturday, 3 February 2018 03:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Is Twin Peaks one slot or 18?

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Saturday, 3 February 2018 03:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Thanks for doing this again Gukbe.

Agharta Christie (Ward Fowler), Saturday, 3 February 2018 03:43 (one year ago) Permalink

When you say screened in a cinema do you mean screened in a cinema in any country in the world?

― i know kore-eda (or something), Saturday, February 3, 2018 2:17 AM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yes. Not restricted to US (Academy) rules.

Is Twin Peaks one slot or 18?

― Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Saturday, February 3, 2018 3:29 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I think Lynch sees it as one movie, and anyway, for those who don't consider it TV, I imagine they'd look at it as one work. So yes, it all counts as one. Anyone throws an "Episode 8" or what have you on their ballot, I'm gonna go ahead and count it as an entry for the full. If they list several episodes, I'll count the highest and discard the rest.

Gukbe, Saturday, 3 February 2018 04:58 (one year ago) Permalink

As far as streaming films goes, I think they've mostly all had some sort of limited release to quality for Academy Awards. I know Mudbound played in DC, and the Baumbach had a run in LA and NY. Those shouldn't be an issue.

Gukbe, Saturday, 3 February 2018 05:00 (one year ago) Permalink

xp glad we've established that it's E8 that's the next level one

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Saturday, 3 February 2018 05:00 (one year ago) Permalink

sweet, sent my ballot in, 25 was fun. i didn't feel comfortable putting twin peaks in my top 10 at the expense of actual movies but w/e

flappy bird, Saturday, 3 February 2018 06:12 (one year ago) Permalink

this is before i can do a rewatch of Nocturama, so i won't be voting.

always in a fucking hurry...

(also TP is bullshit and will win)

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 3 February 2018 07:45 (one year ago) Permalink

nice of you to fix it, gukbe

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 3 February 2018 07:45 (one year ago) Permalink

If it's good enough for cahiers du cinema, it's good enough for me (also we have the precedents in this poll of the OJ doc and Arabian Nights) - if anything I wonder if this year there'll be a significant number of voters that would do away with the theatrical screening rule, so they could vote for Gerald's Game or whatever

scrüt (wins), Saturday, 3 February 2018 10:21 (one year ago) Permalink

Cahiers du cinema? Seriously?!

Arabian Nights had a cinematic release (it was shit, so the only crime was to like it). I wasn't impressed that OJ and now TP will get in. Its a fix, why don't we just do a cinema/TV poll then?

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 3 February 2018 13:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Thanks Gukbe for doing it but come on.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 3 February 2018 13:05 (one year ago) Permalink

Maybe you can get a Javascript applet that will strip Twin Peaks out of the final ranking and move everything else up one.

Alba, Saturday, 3 February 2018 13:40 (one year ago) Permalink

The first two episodes of Twin Peaks was shown in cinemas, and it's hard arguing against that as a pure cinematic experience. And once that box is opened, better just clump it all together. It's great, but I won't be voting for it, but it'll definitely place, but we all know the true winner is The Florida Project and/or Janbal.

Frederik B, Saturday, 3 February 2018 15:58 (one year ago) Permalink

The whole thing was shown in a cinema

scrüt (wins), Saturday, 3 February 2018 16:25 (one year ago) Permalink

"Yes Darling, But is It Cinema?"
A mini-explanation by Gukbe

The first time I did this poll, I started with the idea that it would be based on Academy rules (commercial release in NY or LA for at least a week in the calendar year). The idea was to limit the number of films eligible and level the playing field (if someone saw a film at a festival and nobody else would see it until the next year, it would dilute the vote by spreading it over years, etc). This was obviously unworkable, if only because other countries have different release dates. For instance, Ladybird isn't out in the UK until March. So I relented, and even if it wasn't necessarily fair to a film that it was screened at a festival (You got to go to TIFF? Awesome, but most of us don't), it would be an arbitrary distinction. So, let people vote for what they feel to head off complaints.

So what's the restriction? Most of us can't see Nocturama in the theater, but there it is, streaming on Netflix. The best I could come up with was that as long as it had a public screening in a cinema, it counts. O.J. felt more TV to me, but it was screened. Twin Peaks is somewhat similar, because even though Lynch considers it a movie, and it wasn't really written episodically (the Bang Bang Club epilogues felt like they were added in rather than part of the whole), I watched it week by week and that's a different experience for me. Other arguments are available, including the excellent Nick Pinkerton piece linked in the Detrius thread. But really, the whole thing was screened at MoMa, so how could I not include it without it being arbitrarily taking a side and not wanting to include it in the results?

If you don't think it counts, make an argument and convince people.

And sorry, Morbs, but I can't dwell on the previous year longer than 3 months.

Gukbe, Saturday, 3 February 2018 16:59 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm still working on 2015.

but there it is, streaming on Netflix

ah so that's who sponsors this poll

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 3 February 2018 17:14 (one year ago) Permalink

the whole thing was screened at MoMa

Was this some cynical cash-in? Who were the suckers who went?

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 3 February 2018 19:44 (one year ago) Permalink

They hold free screenings of notable films near the end of the year; I think Twin Peaks was part of that series.

one way street, Saturday, 3 February 2018 19:47 (one year ago) Permalink

fwiw, were we running this back in their respective years I don't think Berlin Alexanderplatz or Fanny and Alexander or Carlos should've been on the poll. They were made for TV, whatever its cinematic qualities (also whether Lynch considers it a film or not is neither here nor there - it lived on a different format, whatever the odd screening at the cinema might otherwise say) xp = cool thanks. Here Berlin Alexanderplatz got a screening or two. I mean that's fine if you wanted to see it that way and its part of a retro, it just lived in a different way.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 3 February 2018 19:52 (one year ago) Permalink

I'd rather have a poll anyway - just remarking the result will be odd.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 3 February 2018 19:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Well personally I'm gonna be voting for stuff that I didn't get to see in a theatre but watched on MUBI or bluray, so I'm already a sinner in thinking something can live in more than one way

But even if TP wasn't obviously better film in 2017 than "film in 2017" was, it placing would still be valuable for annoying the type of person that would be annoyed by it

scrüt (wins), Saturday, 3 February 2018 23:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Well, this has got off to a good start

i know kore-eda (or something), Sunday, 4 February 2018 00:54 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm only going to vote for stuff I watched on my smartphone this year so my ballot is mostly going to be made up of Luke Cage episodes

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Sunday, 4 February 2018 02:08 (one year ago) Permalink

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Fanny and Alexander & Carlos were all released first in cinemas in the US.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 4 February 2018 02:48 (one year ago) Permalink

Was this some cynical cash-in? Who were the suckers who went?

At least four critics and two civilian Lynchdorks I know, and about 344 others. Full theater for 3 days.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 4 February 2018 03:03 (one year ago) Permalink

Carlos was also screened here - the shorter theatrical version (F&A has one as well). Counting those would be to their detriment, depends on the edit.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 4 February 2018 09:48 (one year ago) Permalink

Twin Peaks was shown in cinema first in France.

Frederik B, Sunday, 4 February 2018 10:29 (one year ago) Permalink

So much hand-wringing over something that takes care of itself. With or without Twin Peaks, it seems fairly obvious to me that Phantom Thread will win. Excepting myself and a couple of other people, there's been universal swoon over it on ILX.

clemenza, Sunday, 4 February 2018 14:08 (one year ago) Permalink

Rest assured: I'll do what I can to get A Quiet Passion, The Ornithologist, or The Lost City of Z up there.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 4 February 2018 14:12 (one year ago) Permalink

Same, plus Personal Shopper and Nocturama

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 18:41 (one year ago) Permalink

I can't think of anything better 2017 movies than the 5 just mentioned there.

calzino, Sunday, 4 February 2018 18:49 (one year ago) Permalink

does L’Économie du couple count as a 2017 movie?

calzino, Sunday, 4 February 2018 18:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Personal shopper feels like it came out ages ago (I still haven't seen it)

scrüt (wins), Sunday, 4 February 2018 18:57 (one year ago) Permalink

I thought it was brilliant, and along with Nocturama and A Quiet Passion it will be my top 3.

calzino, Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:01 (one year ago) Permalink

Of the following films, which are eligible:

Toni Erdmann, Certain Women, Personal shopper, elle, the handmaiden,the love witch, hell or high water

i know kore-eda (or something), Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:10 (one year ago) Permalink

I think you'll find that at least three of those 'placed' last year, but hey everything's eligible

so i encourage votes for any and all Welles films

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:20 (one year ago) Permalink

Last year's results, fwiw ...

Toni Erdmann	475	18
Manchester By The Sea 379 15
American Honey 300 10
Moonlight 297 11
Things to Come 271 10
Paterson 247 11
Cameraperson 244 9
Embrace of the Serpent 239 10
Certain Women 223 8
Elle 216 9
O.J.: Made in America 209 6
Silence 206 9
Love & Friendship 186 9
The Handmaiden 185 8
Cemetery of Splendour 178 5
The Witch 168 8
Arabian Nights 165 5
I Am Not Your Negro 163 7
Green Room 160 8
Hell or High Water 143 8
The Assassin 143 5
The Neon Demon 141 7
I, Daniel Blake 137 6
Son of Saul 129 5
Hail, Casear! 118 5
Victoria 115 6
A Bigger Splash 114 4
Mountains May Depart 112 4
The Other Side 111 4
The Measure of a Man 108 4
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 92 6
Weiner Dog 91 4
Everybody Wants Some!! 85 5
Little Men 85 5
Childhood of a Leader 83 3
Knight of Cups 83 4
Fire At Sea 82 4
No Home Movie 82 4
Sunset Song 82 3
The Death of Louis XIV 81 3
Loving 77 4
20th Century Women 76 5
Arrival 73 5
Sieranevada 72 2
The Fits 71 4
Jackie 70 4
High Rise 69 3
The Lobster 68 4
Sing Street 66 3
Anomalisa 65 3
Maggie's Plan 65 3
Indignation 63 3
Tower 63 3
Pearl Button 62 2
Rams 57 4
De Palma 56 2
The Love Witch 56 2
Zootopia 56 3
Our Little Sister 50 3
The Club 47 3
Eisenstein in Guanajuato 46 2
Aferim 45 2
La La Land 42 2
Train to Busan 41 2
A Quiet Passion 40 1
Being 17 40 1
Visit or Memories and Confessions 40 1
Weiner 39 2
Chevalier 38 2
The Woman Who Left 38 2
Deapool 37 2
Under the Shadow 37 2
When Marnie Was There 37 2
White Girl 36 1
Tale of Tales 35 3
Dirty Grandpa 33 1
Julieta 33 2
Mustang 33 2
The Nice Guys 33 1
The Red Turtle 33 2
Remainder 32 2
My Golden Days 31 3
Happy Hour 30 1
Kubo and the Two Strings 30 1
Nocturnal Animals 30 2
Standing Tall 30 1
Hypernormalisation 29 2
Right Now, Wrong THen 29 2
The Illinois Parables 29 2
Captain America: Civil War 28 1
Cosmos 28 1
Scarred Hearts 28 1
Keanu 26 2
Nothing Left Unsaid 26 1
The Greasy Strangler 26 1
The Wialing 26 1
Evolution 25 2
Ixcanul 25 1
Kate Plays Christine 25 2
Men and Chicken 25 2
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping 25 2
Supersonic 25 1
Swiss Army Man 25 1
Couple in a Hole 24 2
In the Last Days of the city 24 1
Lemonade 24 1
Mapplethorpe: Look at Pictures 24 1
Queen of Katwe 24 2
Triple 9 24 1
Into the Inferno 23 1
Mimosas 23 1
The Edge of Seventeen 23 1
The Invitation 23 1
A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery 22 1
Aaaaaaah! 22 1
Author: THe JT LeRoy Story 22 1
Christine 22 1
Florence Foster Jenkins 22 1
Passengers 22 1
The Treasure 22 1
Dog Eat Dog 21 1
Kaili Blues 21 1
The Son of Joseph 21 1
Tickled 21 1
Your Name 21 4
Histoire(s) Du cinema 20 1
The Ornithologist 20 1
Girls Lost 19 1
The Hateful Eight 19 1
Don't Think Twice 18 1
Neruda 18 1
Not Film 18 1
10 Cloverfield Lane 17 2
Aquarius 17 1
Creepy 17 1
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa... 17 1
King Jack 17 1
Nocturama 17 1
Serena 17 1
A Town Called Panic: Back in School 16 1
El Sur 16 1
I Am Not A Serial Killer 16 1
Louder than Bombs 16 1
The Jungle Book 16 1
Doctor Strange 15 1
Don't Blink 15 1
In the Shadow of Women 15 1
Captain Fantastic 14 1
Harmonium 14 1
Le Fils de Joseph 14 1
My Friend from the Park 14 1
Neon Bull 14 2
Other People 14 1
February 13 1
Star Trek Beyond 13 1
Sully 13 1
Janis: Little Girl Blue 12 1
Sweet Bean 12 1
Hacksaw Ridge 11 1
Halfway 11 1
Microbe and Gasoline 11 1
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki 11 1
The Sundial Carved with a Thousand... 11 1
Uncle Kent 2 11 1
American Pastoral 10 1
JLG/JLG 10 1
The United States of Love 10 1
Godless 9 1
King Lear 9 1
Sweaty Betty 9 1
Cafe Society 8 1
One Sings, the Other Doesn't 8 1
The Untamed 8 1
In the Realm of the Sense 7 1
Papusza 7 1
The Last Family 7 1

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:37 (one year ago) Permalink

I see The Death of Louis XIV got some votes last year.

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:37 (one year ago) Permalink

This year too

scrüt (wins), Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:42 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah thanks I knew I'd voted for some of those last year but they definitely didn't get a British release til this year

i know kore-eda (or something), Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:01 (one year ago) Permalink

Perhaps we should make something that placed in the previous year ineligible for the following. I dunno seems unfair on some but I don't wanna vote toni erdmann film of the year 2 years running eg (tbh I might have it at 2 or 3 this time around but still)

i know kore-eda (or something), Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Has anything got votes 3 years running yet?

scrüt (wins), Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:08 (one year ago) Permalink

Perhaps we should make something that placed in the previous year ineligible for the following.

I strongly disagree w/ this. I purposely didn't vote for Toni Erdmann last year because I knew I would want to to vote for it in this year's poll, 2017 being the year it got a cinema release in Britain and the year that I first saw it.

Agharta Christie (Ward Fowler), Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:46 (one year ago) Permalink

I also didn't get to see Scorsese's Silence until the very beginning of 2017, but I didn't include any of the staggered release movies that I also loved in early 2017 (Julieta, Toni Erdmann, Elle). I guess I go by Oscar qualifications, cf. Personal Shopper, which came out in the USA in March 2017 and didn't qualify for the Oscars despite opening in many other countries in 2016. And yeah honestly I feel like putting Twin Peaks in is fishy, as much as Lynch says it's one long movie it's not, it wasn't made for the cinema, it was made for television. I still put it on my ballot because this is a message board poll and I loved Twin Peaks and ultimately idgaf but it's definitely not the same as Fanny and Alexander, which had a 3 hour theatrical cut released to theaters in America before anyone had access to the TV version. anyway

flappy bird, Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Perhaps we should make something that placed in the previous year ineligible for the following.

I strongly disagree w/ this. I purposely didn't vote for Toni Erdmann last year because I knew I would want to to vote for it in this year's poll, 2017 being the year it got a cinema release in Britain and the year that I first saw it.

― Agharta Christie (Ward Fowler), Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:46 (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag

I'm cool with that but it means I'm going to vote for a few films I voted for last year

i know kore-eda (or something), Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:59 (one year ago) Permalink

Haven't seen Three Billboards, and I liked Blade Runner 2049 and The Shape of Water, so my worst/most overrated pick is The Florida Project.

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

Here is my list of offal.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

Baby Driver my runner up for worst

devvvine, Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

No film with Ansel can be #worst

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

mediocre

it's hard to believe A Quiet Passion was only last year as i saw it at the NYFF '16

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

lol at Soto's revised ballot being exactly the same as his OG except with a different #24

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

That's low for Paddington :(

Frederik B, Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

mine will likely have one new entry

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

understood - if you don't get yours in by the time I finish tallying, I'll add Paddington to the top.

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Thursday, 19 July 2018 19:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

never kid a kidder

when's the deadline? i am The catalyst, i should get at least a week.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 July 2018 19:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

it was 11pm last night NYC time

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Thursday, 19 July 2018 19:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

you're on fire today!

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 July 2018 19:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

well how the hell was i supposed to see that amidst all this chum and effluvia?

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 July 2018 20:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

sent, you dastardly globetrotter

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 July 2018 20:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

how many voters, sic?

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Friday, 20 July 2018 19:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

looks like

TWENTY old voters who didn't want to revise, or didn't see the revive, or have quit ILX forever

SEVENTEEN of us who revised their ballots

...unless Frederik completely changed his entire ballot, as I don't have an old one that looks like his choices, and can't tell from an email address that anybody is him.

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Sunday, 22 July 2018 02:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

of all the ppl we don't want voting twice...

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 22 July 2018 04:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

Is there a ballot w/ Bear film/Dunkirk at 1/2? That should be Fred.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 22 July 2018 06:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

oh, I have his new one

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Sunday, 22 July 2018 06:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

It's Dunkirk/Bear, actually.

And I only changed one vote so the old one should be recognizable. It had 'Your Name' at 25.

Frederik B, Sunday, 22 July 2018 07:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

shit i should've put that on my ballot

flappy bird, Sunday, 22 July 2018 07:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

wtf is Bear film

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 22 July 2018 09:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

The Revenant. Hey, it premiered in 2017 in Denmark. Actually the topselling film of the year.

Frederik B, Sunday, 22 July 2018 09:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

jesus, DiCaprio w/ Marty is bad enough

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 22 July 2018 09:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

Lol, that was way off, Revenant is of course oscar bait 2016 and thr equivalent this year was La La Land. The best selling film of 2017 was of course the wookie film.

Frederik B, Sunday, 22 July 2018 09:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

what's up, 3am crew. 614 valid votes cast, looking like it'll be a top 52 because of ties.

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Sunday, 22 July 2018 09:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

just got around to watching Ex Libris: The New York Public Library the night before last. didn't watch it in time for the vote, but hope to see it in the rollout

Dan S, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

lol at Soto's revised ballot being exactly the same as his OG except with a different #24

― kelp, clam and carrion (sic),

Travel, etc.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 01:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

If everyone's ready to move into the auditorium and take their seats, the results thread is about to begin.

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 18:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Straw poll: who's for voting 2018 in February again, and who's for waiting until, say, June?

sans lep (sic), Monday, 31 December 2018 21:52 (two months ago) Permalink

in on the first, happy to see it whenever it's done
PADDINGTON 2 y'all

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 31 December 2018 22:20 (two months ago) Permalink

would march be a nice compromise

imago, Monday, 31 December 2018 22:24 (two months ago) Permalink

February. I realize there's this compulsion for some to see everything before drawing up a list, but it's just a poll. If you miss something this year, you catch it next year. In general, I hate the modern tendency to rush everything--record and film reviews now, opinions now, year-end lists in early December--but February is perfectly reasonable. A year-end poll in June seems silly to me.

clemenza, Monday, 31 December 2018 22:29 (two months ago) Permalink

June was a proposed compromise against the much-loved July poll of this year

sans lep (sic), Monday, 31 December 2018 22:47 (two months ago) Permalink

I thought June was fine esp as a counterbalance to October year end polls

Your dad's Carlos Boozer and you keep him alive (fionnland), Monday, 31 December 2018 23:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Do it in Feb w/ the Oscars

ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 31 December 2018 23:06 (two months ago) Permalink

i guess we won't know who made the real five-baggers unless oscar tells us

imago, Monday, 31 December 2018 23:08 (two months ago) Permalink

June

Juul Haalmeyer Dancers washout (WmC), Monday, 31 December 2018 23:09 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah June, fionnland has a good point about it breaking up the glut of lists/polls this time of year. and those movies that don't make it out of new york or la by march 2019 might be someone's favorite, it's happened to me. but oddly this is the first year ever where I've seen everything of note (except Cold War). somehow everything made it here by the end of the year. but this is the first time this has happened to me 15+ years after leaving new york.

flappy bird, Monday, 31 December 2018 23:18 (two months ago) Permalink

February is perfect for me, personally. It gives me time to go to Gothenburg and catch up in January, and it means I get the list-making over with as the new festival year begins in Berlin. But ok, if the rest of you want to wait until June, I guess that's what we'll do.

Frederik B, Monday, 31 December 2018 23:30 (two months ago) Permalink

ftr

Really, the solution is to always do the poll in late July so nearly everything that opens on one continent the previous year will have had 7 months to spread, like a social disease.

― Dr Morbius

Actually rather agree with the late July idea

― imago

Yeah I was gonna say we should do this in the middle of the year every year to avoid these double placements. I live in a mid-sized city in the USA and often get less than half of the prestige/quality art house films until early the next year, often going all the way into March.

[...]

Certain Women came out in Europe in March 2017, and was released on home video in June. this could've been avoided & could be in the future by delaying the poll til mid-summer

― flappy bird

Agreed that we should put off voting until at least July for the previous year.

― WilliamC

counterpoint:

thought about watching Coco before voting; too busy watching Twin Peaks

― Dr Morbius, July 2017

Morbs hasn't finished watching Twin Peaks yet, so if we hurry we can counteract any objections bcz he's obv still too busy to have watched any 2018 releases

sans lep (sic), Monday, 31 December 2018 23:31 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm making a vaguely concerted effort to catch up w/ some now-on-streamings at the moment (Madeline² last night), and Shoplifters is coming to a tiny indie in late January, so I'm expecting to be happy both to vote and to run the poll in February (cutting off votes before the Oscars, rolling out a week or so after). But nobody in the delayed results thread this year argued against the expanded catch-up time!

sans lep (sic), Monday, 31 December 2018 23:40 (two months ago) Permalink

April maybe?

flappy bird, Monday, 31 December 2018 23:51 (two months ago) Permalink

as a compromise

flappy bird, Monday, 31 December 2018 23:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Feb please. June was a one-off.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 18:43 (two months ago) Permalink

et tu Whiney

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 21:16 (two months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

There was a thread recently where there was some debate over when the year-end film poll should be. I thought it would have been here, but I guess not.

Anyway, I wanted to run a political-film poll this summer. Is is possible for the year-end to be over and done with before then?

ayo clemenza

maybe not over and done before the summer, given the fairly whelming opinion to wait ages, but before July?

clicks "submit post," leaves flat to go and see a movie postulating that evil monsters could take over American politics and society by infiltrating the media

steven, soda jerk (sic), Thursday, 14 March 2019 03:04 (one week ago) Permalink

I think we should start April 1

flappy bird, Thursday, 14 March 2019 03:17 (one week ago) Permalink

That'd be fine, thanks. I'll be retired by then anyway, so really, it doesn't matter.

clemenza, Thursday, 14 March 2019 03:41 (one week ago) Permalink


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