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  • The Game
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The Criterion Challenge 2024

52 films

Still technically working on 2022 and 2023, but here we go. Ben's original list!

1. Spine #351-450 2. Spine #601-700 3.…

  • Mandabi
  • Threads
  • Bone
  • Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1
  • Crimes of the Future
  • The Comfort of Strangers
  • The Kid with a Bike
  • Yi Yi
  • The Brood
  • Ossos

The Criterion Challenge 2023

52 films

Here we go again! I've failed every challenge to date, and will certainly do so again in 2023. Ben's original…

  • Wings
  • 7th Heaven
  • The Racket
  • The Broadway Melody
  • Alibi

Best Picture Nominees

601 films

My ongoing quest to watch every film nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. From 1927...

  • Marty
  • The Silent World
  • Friendly Persuasion
  • The Cranes Are Flying
  • Black Orpheus

Palme d'Or Winners

76 films

My ongoing quest to watch every winner of the Palme d’Or. From 1955...

  • Until the End of the World
  • The Freshman
  • The Story of Temple Drake
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • 3:10 to Yuma

The Criterion Challenge 2022

52 films

This was fun! Ben's original list.

1. Watch a movie from the year you were born. ✅ 2. 1920s 3. 1930s…

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • Yojimbo
  • Weekend
  • Cronos
  • Breaking the Waves

The Criterion Challenge 2021

52 films

I need some more nutrition in my cinematic diet. Here’s Ben's original list!

1. 1984 ✅ 2. Directed by Akira Kurosawa…

  • Fallen Leaves
  • Saltburn
  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
  • The Royal Hotel
  • Aftersun
  • Armageddon Time
  • R.M.N.
  • Nope
  • The Wonder
  • The Worst Person in the World
  • The Power of the Dog
  • Bergman Island
  • Drive My Car
  • Earwig