Once Upon A Time… In Pollywood: The ILX Film Poll (for 2019 viewings) Voting Thread - Ballots Due Friday April 3rd

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Voting is NOW OPEN for the ILX 2019 film poll: anything that had its first theatrical screening in your area during 2019 is eligible.

Annoyed that we’re rolling now, when you still have too many films to catch up on from last year that are now on home viewing formats, or haven't been released in your country yet? Hey, what better chance than the next three weeks if you’re quarantined, or socially isolating outside of work hours, due to the plague. (And anything you can’t squeeze in now, you can be motivated to catch up on in time for the 2010s poll later in the year. If we don’t die and internet still exists.)

Send ballots to i l x polls ter [at] g ma il [dot] c o m by April 3rd.

MAXIMUM 35 votes
MINIMUM 10 votes

Votes are weighted. Please send your lists with your TOP choice at the TOP, but do not number your choices. (It's very annoying for formatting.)


If you're voting for a non-English-speaking film that has a commonly-accepted English title, by all means include the original title in brackets, but type the English title first. (This is also to help with tallying, and does not otherwise reflect the pollrunner's preferences.)




SIDE POLL:

You can also vote for up to FIVE worst new-release-somewhere films from 2019. This is not mandatory.

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Sunday, 15 March 2020 19:45 (two months ago) link

*switches VPN to USA*

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Sunday, 15 March 2020 19:54 (two months ago) link

I'll have a hard time getting to 10--didn't see as many new films last year, felt like I didn't like as many, and catching up (in theaters, at least) looks like a non-starter. I guess I'll just fill out the second half of the list with things I saw and thought were okay (i.e., another vote for The Irishman!).

clemenza, Sunday, 15 March 2020 19:57 (two months ago) link

fwiw I'm going to be using RYM's film chart to decide year of release

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Sunday, 15 March 2020 19:57 (two months ago) link

dear god what a paltry year for film

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Sunday, 15 March 2020 20:20 (two months ago) link

man, i got 35 without trying. could've done fifty easy! Great year for film for me!
Voted!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 15 March 2020 21:06 (two months ago) link

fwiw I'm going to be using RYM's film chart

― strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Monday, March 16, 2020 6:57 AM

dear god what a paltry year for film

― strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Monday, March 16, 2020 7:20 AM

🤔

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Sunday, 15 March 2020 21:09 (two months ago) link

Voted

Ainsley James Gryffyd Lowbeer Holdsworth (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 15 March 2020 21:30 (two months ago) link

dear god what a paltry year for film

― strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Sunday, 15 March 2020 bookmarkflaglink

💩💩💩

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 15 March 2020 21:30 (two months ago) link

obviously I'm going to watch like two dozen eligible films before the deadline. prove me wrong, 2019

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Sunday, 15 March 2020 21:51 (two months ago) link

happy to share my list (and plex connect!)

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 15 March 2020 22:39 (two months ago) link

This might be the first year I vote in this; I saw way more movies last year than usual and a lot of them were great

Vinnie, Sunday, 15 March 2020 23:36 (two months ago) link

in my area? there's one multiplex within an hour of driving. i can't vote for parasite then.

wasdnuos (abanana), Sunday, 15 March 2020 23:37 (two months ago) link

Voted!

Pretty good year for film imo

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Sunday, 15 March 2020 23:44 (two months ago) link

Gonna have to sit this one out--I rely almost exclusively on streaming services these days, which means that about half of the 2019 movies I want to see won't be available to me within the next two weeks--but I encourage everyone to watch Giant Little Ones and Under the Silver Lake before voting.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Monday, 16 March 2020 00:08 (two months ago) link

Portrait of a Lady on Fire, y'all

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 16 March 2020 00:09 (two months ago) link

It bored me. Soz

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Monday, 16 March 2020 00:14 (two months ago) link

in my area? there's one multiplex within an hour of driving. i can't vote for parasite then.

this is probably still in the same country as you

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Monday, 16 March 2020 01:56 (two months ago) link

just watched Monos - 2019 much improved already

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Monday, 16 March 2020 19:23 (two months ago) link

Lol

xyzzzz__, Monday, 16 March 2020 19:25 (two months ago) link

you didn't like it?

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Monday, 16 March 2020 19:26 (two months ago) link

Liked it but it was a very cinema-specific experience.

Just laughing on how quickly you are changing opinion, and how you are binge-watching just to have a ballot. It's ok not to!

xyzzzz__, Monday, 16 March 2020 19:48 (two months ago) link

right now I'm binge-watching so I don't have to put The Souvenir on my ballot

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Monday, 16 March 2020 19:53 (two months ago) link

Please vote imago :) And yeah Monos is great

Frederik B, Monday, 16 March 2020 19:54 (two months ago) link

Or you can simply not vote! xp

xyzzzz__, Monday, 16 March 2020 19:55 (two months ago) link

Don't care - but I will mock

xyzzzz__, Monday, 16 March 2020 20:08 (two months ago) link

The threadban so needs to come back

Frederik B, Monday, 16 March 2020 20:13 (two months ago) link

Anyways, you should watch Atlantiques if you haven't already, imago. It's on Netflix. Everyone should make sure to watch it!

Frederik B, Monday, 16 March 2020 20:14 (two months ago) link

Anyways!

xyzzzz__, Monday, 16 March 2020 20:14 (two months ago) link

I guess that is my hype this year. I want to campaign for Heimat ist ein Raum auf Zeit but that one is probably not streamable...

Frederik B, Monday, 16 March 2020 20:15 (two months ago) link

comalph and Fred are encouraged to share film opinions and campaign for votes itt, discouraged from sharing poster opinions and campaigning for bans itt

Portrait of a Lady on Fire, y'all

was gonna make the evening screening tonight but all cinemas have been closed statewide

have been watching Atlantiques on the elliptical but the YMCA is also locked down by order of the governor

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Monday, 16 March 2020 21:05 (two months ago) link

unbalanced year with 2 movies I'll cherish for the rest of my life (once upon a time & the image book), 2 fucking killer movie (uncut gems & the lighthouse), 2 compelling reactionary movies (joker & richard jewell) some more very good ones (beach bum, family, pain and glory, parasite, the farewell), and then tons of movies I admired but didn't respond to... little women, portrait of a lady on fire, midsommar (sort of)... and then a lot of just solid stuff like ad astra, knives out, booksmart, hustlers, honey boy, honeyland, detective pikachu...

I thought her smell, high life, the last black man in san francisco, bombshell, and us were the biggest disappointments. oh and the new assayas (like bad 2010s woody allen, in a way it filled a void)

the souvenir is the one I need to revisit before voting

thought I would hate the art of self-defense but it was good

flappy bird, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 05:55 (two months ago) link

Heimat was only just released in the US last week

Ash Is Purest White, The Wild Pear Tree, Birds of Passage, and An Elephant Sitting Still are the ones that most impressed me, although there were many others that I really liked. I'm planning on watching Long Day's Journey Into Night, The Image Book, Atlantics and The Lighthouse before voting.

local cinemas have temporarily closed so I won't get to see Portrait of a Lady on Fire

hoping to eventually see La Flor and Asako I & II

Dan S, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 06:19 (two months ago) link

new assayas (like bad 2010s woody allen, in a way it filled a void)

ha it wasn't as bad as modern Woody, but it was definitely "we trained a neural net by watching 500 French films about adult relationships and it wrote this script about adultery in the publishing industry"

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 07:00 (two months ago) link

Are Ash Is Purest White and An Elephant Sitting Still eligible? Thought they showed up last year. Would be in my top 3 if so

or something, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 09:31 (two months ago) link

If they showed in your area in 2019, or if you didn't vote for them last year but still want to, go for it. But yeah, they are 2018 movies in my book. Still, I won't complain if they show up on the list instead of, like, Ford v Ferrari :)

Frederik B, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 09:33 (two months ago) link

Looks like the GFT showed them both last winter/spring, tho for some reason I didnt make either and picked up dvds

or something, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 09:54 (two months ago) link

I think they both opened in the US in the spring of 2019

Dan S, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 16:11 (two months ago) link

I simplified the eligibility criteria too much: if something didn't screen theatrically in your area but was available to you (eg High Flying Bird had a festival screening, Dolemite Is My Name had a limited release, I Heard You Paint Houses had festival showings and single-chain unlimited release), it still counts. Basically if you think it has a chance of anyone else voting for it, it's eligible!

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 17:43 (two months ago) link

Flappy, why did last black man in sf disappoint you?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 19:20 (two months ago) link

previously unmentioned films i would STRONGLY recommend people watch prior to voting: Diane (hulu), Transit (amazon prime), Apollo 11 (hulu), For the Birds (netflix), Hail Satan? (hulu), Aquarela (Starz), Penguin Highway ($3 on Amazon to rent), Wild Pear Tree ($4 on vudu [lol] to rent), Olivia (2019 reissue of 1951 film, $3 on Amazon to rent)

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 19:28 (two months ago) link

as always, the first criterion is a theatrical release in NYC

if I don't get my work apps downloaded soon I won't have time for this bcz i'll be going batshit/hungry/moving to CT.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 19:40 (two months ago) link

Flappy, why did last black man in sf disappoint you?

― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, March 18, 2020 3:20 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

I thought it collapsed under the weight of its own ambition, and while it started off strong, it fell apart for me pretty quickly, just not following through on so much. and by the end it had completely lost me

flappy bird, Thursday, 19 March 2020 04:27 (two months ago) link

its story wasn't conventional and it didn't have a resolved plot, but I thought it was beautiful, quiet and surreal

Dan S, Thursday, 19 March 2020 04:38 (two months ago) link

it was maybe my favorite film of the year! i guess ymmv

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 19 March 2020 15:15 (two months ago) link

I need to watch at least one more 2019 film I feel like giving a vote to to make a ballot but I feel like I should so i can be the other Alita voter alongside Brad.

silby, Thursday, 19 March 2020 16:28 (two months ago) link

Atlantics really is a beautiful film

Dan S, Saturday, 21 March 2020 05:26 (two months ago) link

I feel very behind still on '19, but am able to see Peterloo and Shadow, as well as rewatch Transit, before the vote.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 21 March 2020 06:03 (two months ago) link

but I encourage everyone to watch Giant Little Ones and Under the Silver Lake before voting.

― Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Monday, March 16, 2020 11:08 AM (five days ago)

Giant Little Ones can be digitally rented from $1.99, is currently on Starz and DirectTV in the US, and can be watched free with a library card on Hoopla or Kanopy.

Under The Silver Lake can be digitally rented from $0.99, is included with a Bezos Prime subscription, and is free on Kanopy.

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Saturday, 21 March 2020 07:00 (two months ago) link

Defeats the purpose of a poll

silby, Sunday, 5 April 2020 15:23 (one month ago) link

ffs

silby, Sunday, 5 April 2020 15:23 (one month ago) link

Voted!

Cherish, Monday, 6 April 2020 02:04 (one month ago) link

just watched Nightingale, thought it was interesting but not best of the year

Dan S, Monday, 6 April 2020 02:09 (one month ago) link

Reminder that new ballots are due tomorrow. (If anyone who has already submitted wants to revise, just reply to your previous email.) Plenty of film thread regulars are yet to file, from whom it would be good to hear.

donald failson (sic), Monday, 6 April 2020 20:58 (one month ago) link

i'm comin'

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 April 2020 21:28 (one month ago) link

may watch portrait of a lady tonight, but if not i'll send a ballot first thing in the morn eastern time

fauci wally (voodoo chili), Monday, 6 April 2020 22:24 (one month ago) link

Will finish and mail ballot tonight.

Miami weisse (WmC), Monday, 6 April 2020 22:46 (one month ago) link

i did not get a confirmation email, you got my ballot?

The Mandymoorian (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 6 April 2020 23:13 (one month ago) link

RTFM

donald failson (sic), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 00:01 (one month ago) link

voted!

Dan S, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 02:35 (one month ago) link

Tomorrow morning. Gotta grade 'n' read tonight.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 02:44 (one month ago) link

sent!

devvvine, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 09:28 (one month ago) link

entered

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 11:56 (one month ago) link

So how many we submit -- ten films?

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 12:18 (one month ago) link

If so, sent.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 12:19 (one month ago) link

RTFM

Had to look that up--got something similar in my e-mail. Make sure you get it right, everyone.

clemenza, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 12:23 (one month ago) link

We're doing some last-minute watching today - hopefully it'll still be fine to submit this evening. Please advise if otherwise and we'll hasten

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 12:28 (one month ago) link

Last Year at Marienbad/ Nostalghia pic.twitter.com/oUFhIqSfe8

— tapishwar (@singhtapishwar) April 7, 2020

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 15:24 (one month ago) link

I've managed to list 34 films, so I'm nearly there.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 15:35 (one month ago) link

gonna send a ballot now

fauci wally (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 17:27 (one month ago) link

Had to look that up--got something similar in my e-mail. Make sure you get it right, everyone.

That was a reply to Whiney's already-answered question - your note was just a gentle tease about yr late profession.

All votes received should have confirmation emails now.

donald failson (sic), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 19:06 (one month ago) link

I just voted :) My lists are so weird every year. I don't know why it's so much harder for me to make a film list than an album list. Hoping to see my #1 on the list, though it's a longshot.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 19:09 (one month ago) link

(xpost) That's good--I actually almost said "There will be a quiz" in my post, and was also going to mention that I should get extra credit for handing in my assignment early.

clemenza, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 19:19 (one month ago) link

We had 32 voters for 2018, 28 last year, and 25 received so far this year. If the imagent household only files further ballots today, thta's pretty good attrition.

donald failson (sic), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 19:42 (one month ago) link

I was thinking of submitting a ballot, but went through the rym list and had only seen these films

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Toy Story 4
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Joker
Leaving Neverland
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

I fear my short ballot would only make the list worse, but will be following the rollout to get some recommendations of better things I should be watching.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 19:51 (one month ago) link

We are shortly to vote! We just watched The Forest Of Love. Quite a way to complete our voting prep

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 19:55 (one month ago) link

just voted

fauci wally (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 19:58 (one month ago) link

hoping my #1 will make the cut. the rest of my ballot is pretty normie, but hey, normie cinema had a pretty good year last year.

fauci wally (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 19:59 (one month ago) link

Just accepted that Color Out Of Space and Bacurau are 2020 so I'm sorry if you voted for those things, I do love them though and they were high up my ballot before I cut them

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 20:32 (one month ago) link

And The Wild Goose Lake! All of you shall have your glory this time next year ;_;

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 20:36 (one month ago) link

You wouldn't have been the only Bacarau voter.

donald failson (sic), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 21:16 (one month ago) link

It can wait. UK and US release dates both March 2020

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 21:30 (one month ago) link

It's a 2019 release but whatever. I didn't see it and vote for it either

Frederik B, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 21:53 (one month ago) link

Wild Goose Lake just not among my top 35. Great colors, though. Fun use of umbrella.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 21:57 (one month ago) link

shut. up. fred.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 22:25 (one month ago) link

Fuck off

Frederik B, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 22:31 (one month ago) link

hope you voted dr morbius.

I recently watched Uniform and Black Coal, Thin Ice, and am interested in seeing The Wild Goose Lake

Dan S, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 22:42 (one month ago) link

How is Uniform?

Frederik B, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 22:50 (one month ago) link

it was very low budget production but I liked the story of a laundry worker using an unclaimed uniform to impersonate a police officer.

Dan S, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 23:00 (one month ago) link

thought Black Coal, Thin Ice was really good

Dan S, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 23:09 (one month ago) link

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the having subjective opinions about flicker shows thread!

donald failson (sic), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 00:46 (one month ago) link

Okay, THE FLOOR WILL BE CLOSED in 45 minutes.

donald failson (sic), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 03:20 (one month ago) link

just watched Bacurau, it's fine but idg the hubbub

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 03:27 (one month ago) link

yeah it was good fun but not worth freaking out over.

brechtian social distancing (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 03:30 (one month ago) link

I decided not to vote but here's all the 2019 movies I saw: https://letterboxd.com/adamt/list/2019-movies-ranked/

wasdnuos (abanana), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 23:24 (one month ago) link

TOMORROW MORNING

donald failson (sic), Tuesday, 14 April 2020 05:54 (one month ago) link

nice

flappy bird, Tuesday, 14 April 2020 06:30 (one month ago) link

did you reach 30 voters?

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 April 2020 11:24 (one month ago) link


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