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  1. Hey Guys, Sorry for the confusion there. I've re-opened the survey for those of you who haven't voted. I'll leave it open until Friday, July 8th! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D2R9BBW
  2. Hello all! As you've probably seen, voting for the 2017 top 25 films on Waking Up is officially closed! The Image staff are currently working to calculate those results; they should be ready by the end of the week. Thanks for your input, and your patience in a very busy season at Image! -Paul
  3. Hey guys, Paul here (despite Tyler's old handle). Thanks for your patience! The survey is now live: rank your top picks with a 5 and your lowest picks with a 1. Folks who have been a part of our community actively will have their votes weighted base on how often they've contributed to A&F, but anyone and everyone is welcome to participate. If you don't know a movie, do not rate it. We will close voting at noon PST on Wednesday, June 14th. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D23V2D5 Go for it!
  4. Discussion, nomination, and voting for the 2017 Top 25 Films List. (May also include a Top 100 List, depending on community consensus.)
  5. The winning titles are: 1. Rashômon (1950) 2. Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959) 3. Vertigo (1958) 4. Wild Strawberries (1957) 5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 6. Three Colors: Blue (1993) 7. The Mirror (1975) 8. Blade Runner (1982) 9. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) 10. Citizen Kane (1941) 11. How Green Was My Valley (1941) 12. Memento (2000) 13. The Tree of Life (2011) 14. 246 (2004) 15. Solaris (1972) 16. Last Year at Marienbad (1961) 17. The Sweet Hereafter (1997) 18. The Thin Blue Line (1988) 19. Certified Copy (2011) 20. 8 1/2 (1963) 21. The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 22. The Act of Killing (2012) 23. La Jetée (1962) 24. The Remains of the Day (1993) 25. Mulholland Drive (2001) All right, all films are up for grabs! We need a 2-3 sentence blurb for each film, very briefly describing the plot and highlighting what is special about the film. Jeremy Purves will be starting a thread to assign blurbs next. Please send these to Jeremy by February 16.
  6. Hi, all! Here's the final vote for the Top 25: rank your top picks with a 5 and your lowest picks with a 1. Folks who have been a part of our community actively will have their votes weighted based on how often they've contributed to A&F, but anyone and everyone is welcome to participate. If you don't know a movie, do not rate it. We will close voting at noon PST on Tuesday, April 26. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SD67ND2 Have at it!
  7. TylerMcCabe

    VOTING (ROUND 1): Films on Mercy

    Hi, all! The survey is now open: rank your top picks with a 5 and your lowest picks with a 1. Folks who have been a part of our community actively will have their votes weighted base on how often they've contributed to A&F, but anyone and everyone is welcome to participate. If you don't know a movie, do not rate it. We will close voting at noon PST on Thursday, April 14. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F25HJ6Z Have at it!
  8. Hi all, I'm copying instructions from last year from J.A.A. Purves. I know that there's been some chatter about doing two rounds of voting on this list after the discussion period—once for a top 50 and a second time to narrow this to a top 25. Perhaps a separate thread should be made to discuss that process. So here is our Top 25 Films on Mercy Nominations Thread. For now, follow the same rules and nomination format from prior years. But this time, a few of the rules are subject to change and if you want to propose a change to see if it will get majority A&F support, then propose it in the Selection Process Discussion thread.This thread is for nominations and seconds ONLY; discussion and advocacy for your nominations should be posted in this separate thread. I would strongly encourage each of you not to just nominate films without any explanation for why you think they belong on the list. Part of the nominating process should include nominating the film and then going over to the discussion thread to explain why the film merits your nomination and our votes. Please do this.Nominations will be open until a date yet to be announced. The rules are as follows:1) Nominations must follow this format:Title:Director:Year:Language:IMDB Link:YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):2) Every nomination must be seconded before appearing on the ballot (some require thirds - see below). To second, simply reply to the nomination post with “Second.”3) Every A&F member can nominate up to 25 films.4) There is no limit on nominating films from the same director; however, only the top three vote-getters per director will be allowed on the final list.5) No films released after December 31, 2014 (TYLER EDIT: or is it 2015?) can be nominated. (Like last time, if there is a heavily advocated for exception, we’re open to allowing for it.)6) TV series of more than one season cannot be nominated.7) Miniseries and special TV-to-cinema works like Dekalog, which have appeared in theaters sometimes or in parts, are eligible for nomination; they must receive a third nomination to appear on the final ballot.8) Trilogies and series of films shall be considered as separate films unless:a. They were filmed at once by the same director and crew, e.g. Lord of the Rings;orb. The theme and plots are interwoven in such a way as to necessitate the watching of all films to complete an understanding of each, e.g. Three Colors.Trilogies and series nominated as a single work must also receive a third nomination to appear on the final ballot.
  9. Top 25 Films on Mercy: Please keep nominations and seconds only in the nominations thread. All discussion of the nominated films themselves should be posted here. *Note: Currently, there are no hard-and-fast rules about eligibility based on content - it’s up to YOU to advocate for what you believe fits this category. We believe the community of voters will make a wise decision about it when the times comes. That said, please think carefully about whether the film is really about what the community wants for an "Arts & Faith" list as opposed to a purely generic "top films" list that would be created on some other popular movie website. Also, your film being seconded does not relieve you of the duty to explain why your nominations interact with spiritual themes. You are taking a position on the merits of a film by nominating it.
  10. VOTING WILL CLOSE ON FEBRUARY 3. (Due to the similar territory between some of these topics, we may run a secondary voting round between the top two contenders, especially if the vote is very close.)
  11. VOTING WILL CLOSE FEBRUARY 10. PLEASE ALSO NOTE: IN THE PAST, IF YOU CLICKED "SHOW RESULTS" BEFORE YOU VOTED, IT WOULD PREVENT YOU FROM VOTING. I don't want anyone to become unable to participate!
  12. TylerMcCabe

    Vote for the 2016 A&F Top List Theme!

    PLEASE ALSO NOTE: IN THE PAST, IF YOU CLICKED "SHOW RESULTS" BEFORE YOU VOTED, IT WOULD PREVENT YOU FROM VOTING. I don't want anyone to become unable to participate!
  13. TylerMcCabe

    Top 25 list for next year?

    I just want to clarify that we at Image will support whatever the A&F community wants to do this year! We've got a beautiful new site to base a list or lists (with the goal of migrating the old ones as well) and plenty of intern support this winter. (Just don't forget to discuss what you want the list to result in, content-wise.)
  14. Hello, all. The survey is now open: rank your top picks with a 5 and your lowest picks with a 1. Folks who have been a part of our community actively will have their votes weighted base on how often they've contributed to A&F, but anyone and everyone is welcome to participate. We will close voting at noon PST on Monday, February 2. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BNS7GZ8 Have at it!
  15. TylerMcCabe

    On the Possibility of an A&F Top Albums List

    Hi Joel (& all!): Greg and I just spoke about this at some length. We are open to the idea that a group of people would offer up 1 or 2 albums each to the list of "25 from the past 25 years." There are few things we want to bring up: 1. It may not be fair to consider this a "Top 25" list, given that it's not subjected to the same democratic process as the others. We do think the result would be awesome, but wonder if it should be called something like, "25 Great Albums from the Past 25 Years." 2. We wonder if we could split the list into 2-4 chunks and feature a handful of albums at a time on Good Letters. Each post containing a link to the full list-in-progress (as it's unveiled) on our site. 3. We wonder if it's realistic to expect 25 separate people to volunteer? I think we've have more like 15 people write for past A&F lists. 3. We would need a volunteer leader--Joel?--to keep track of 1) who wants to volunteer, 2) what albums they want to write about (preventing duplicate reviews on the same album, or three people writing about the same band, and so on), and 3) collecting the mini-reviews. At Image, I could handle copyediting reviews and webizing them for the blog and/or site. I just want to be clear about what the Image staff can and can't accomplish. This sounds great and would need to be a highly collaborative project. What are your guys' thoughts? Warmly, TM
  16. TylerMcCabe

    Top 25 Divine Comedies: Results

    The winning titles are: 1. Groundhog Day (1993) 2. The Truman Show (1998) 3. A Serious Man (2009) 4. City Lights (1931) 5. Moonrise Kingdom (2012) 6. Modern Times (1936) 7. Sullivan's Travels (1941) 8. Life of Brian (1979) 9. Dr. Strangelove (1964) 10. Lars and the Real Girl (2007) 11. Up (2009) 12. Finding Nemo (2003) 13. Metropolitan (1990) 14. Wall-E (2008) 15. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) 16. Ratatouille (2007) 17. The Fisher King (1991) 18. Fiddler on the Roof (1971) 19. The Big Lebowski (1998) 20. The Great Dictator (1940) 21. Brazil (1985) 22. Punch-Drunk Love (2002) 23. The Princess Bride (1987) 24. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) 25. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) All right, all films are up for grabs! We need a 2-3 sentence blurb for each film, very briefly describing the plot and highlighting what is special about the film. Jeremy Purves will be starting a thread to assign blurbs next. Please send these to Jeremy by February 12.
  17. TylerMcCabe

    Top 25 Divine Comedies: Results

    Hi all, It's been requested that I give you all the full list in ranked order. I apologize for the lack of italics. Cheers, TM TOP 25 Groundhog Day (1993) The Truman Show (1998) A Serious Man (2009) City Lights (1931) Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Modern Times (1936) Sullivan's Travels (1941) Life of Brian (1979) Dr. Strangelove (1964) Lars and the Real Girl (2007) Up (2009) Finding Nemo (2003) Metropolitan (1990) Wall-E (2008) O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) Ratatouille (2007) The Fisher King (1991) Fiddler on the Roof (1971) The Big Lebowski (1998) The Great Dictator (1940) Brazil (1985) Punch-Drunk Love (2002) The Princess Bride (1987) Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) 5 RUNNERS-UP Fargo (1996) Amélie (2001) Midnight in Paris (2011) The Last Days of Disco (1998) Being There (1979) THE REST IN ORDER Harold and Maude (1971) The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Network (1976) Three Colors: White (1994) The Muppet Movie (1979) Toy Story 2 (1999) The Apartment (1960) Back to the Future (1985) Duck Soup (1933) The Station Agent (2003) Raising Arizona (1987) The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) About a Boy (2002) Barton Fink (1991) The Graduate (1967) Frances Ha (2012) Big Fish (2003) Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) Young Frankenstein (1979) The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) Playtime (1967) Harvey (1950) Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) Life is Beautiful (1997) Little Miss Sunshine (2006) The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980) Midnight Run (1988) Much Ado About Nothing (1993) The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) Three Kings (1999) In Bruges (2008) Say Anything (1989) Ruby Sparks (2012) American Graffiti (1973) Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) Barcelona (1994) Four Lions (2010) Zelig (1993) A Night at the Opera (1935) Damsels in Distress (2011) The Emperor's New Groove (2000) The General (1926) Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Blazing Saddles (1974) The Ruling Class (1972) Wonder Boys (2000) Beetlejuice (1988) Strictly Ballroom (1992) Sideways (2004) The Rules of the Game (1939) Manhattan (1979) Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) Mash (1970) Time Bandits (1981) Chimes at Midnight (1965) The Philadelphia Story (1940) Return to Me (2000) Adam's Apples (2005) The Court Jester (1955) Bernie (2011) The Informant! (2009) Thank You For Smoking (2005) You Can't Take It With You (1938) Bull Durham (1988) Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) Broken Flowers (2005) Some Like It Hot (1959) A Room with a View (1985) Stranger Than Fiction (2006) City Slickers (1991) Attack the Block (2011) Volver (2006) Bedazzled (1967) Zoolander (2001) Win Win (2011) Miracle at Morgan's Creek (1944) Ushpizin (2004) The Dish (2000) Local Hero (1983) Moonstruck (1987) Down By Law (1986) Waitress (2007) Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) The Rabbi's Cat (2011) The Band's Visit (2007) The Trip (2010) Heaven Can Wait (1943) Waking Ned Devine (1998) Henry Fool (1997) Mon Oncle (1958) Italian for Beginners (2000) Death at a Funeral (2007) Lost in America (1985) Holiday (1938) The Unbelievable Truth (1989) Buffalo '66 (1998) Tampopo (1986) A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) The Frisco Kid (1979) The Taste of Tea (2004) Mary and Max (2009) Trouble in Paradise (1932) Underground (1995) Stardust (2007) Ninotchka (1979) Amarcord (1973) The Bucket List (2007) Alice (1990) Marley & Me (2008) Ghost Town (2008) Last Holiday (1950) Hobson's Choice (1954) Ball of Fire (1941) Il Mostro (1994)
  18. TylerMcCabe

    VOTE NOW: The Top 25 Divine Comedies

    That's a wrap, folks! The interns and I will tally the votes ASAP. More soon, Tyler
  19. Click here to vote on the Top 25 Divine Comedies. We will close the poll on Monday, January 20 at 11:59pm PST, and tabulate as quickly as we can. Here are the rules: 1) You must fill out your A&F username to begin the poll. (If you're new: creating a username is free!) 2) Rate each film from 1 to 5, 5 being the highest. 3) There are twenty films on each page. You CAN go backward to change a film's rating while the poll is still unfinished. Once you finish or exit the poll, you cannot change any votes. 4) Your vote will be weighted according to your A&F post count, similarly to last year's weighting (see weighting below). 5) You DO NOT have to vote for a film. Your non-vote will be considered a "Haven't Seen It." Weighting: · 0- 500 posts will receive a weight of 1 · 500-1000 posts will receive a weight of 2 · 1000-2000 posts will receive a weight of 3 · 2000-3000 will receive a weight of 4 · 3000+ posts will receive a weight of 5 In the meantime, keep advocating for the films you believe should make this list and keep watching important ones so you will have seen them before you vote. Here's the final list of nominated and seconded films. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) - William Dieterle & Max Reinhardt A Night at the Opera (1935) - Edmund Goulding & Sam Wood A Room with a View (1985) - James Ivory A Serious Man (2009) - Joel & Ethan Coen About a Boy (2002) - Chris & Paul Weitz Adam's Apples (2005) - Anders Thomas Jensen The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) - Terry Gilliam Alice (1990) - Woody Allen Amarcord (1973) - Federico Fellini Amélie (2001) - Jean-Pierre Jeunet American Graffiti (1973) - George Lucas The Apartment (1960) - Billy Wilder Attack the Block (2011) - Joe Cornish Back to the Future (1985) - Robert Zemeckis Ball of Fire (1941) - Howard Hawks The Band's Visit (2007) - Eran Kolirin Barcelona (1994) - Whit Stillman Barton Fink (1991) - Joel & Ethan Coen Bedazzled (1967) - Stanley Donen Beetlejuice (1988) - Tim Burton Being There (1979) - Hal Ashby Bernie (2011) - Richard Linklater Big Fish (2003) - Tim Burton The Big Lebowski (1998) - Joel & Ethan Coen Blazing Saddles (1974) - Mel Brooks Brazil (1985) - Terry Gilliam Broken Flowers (2005) - Jim Jarmusch The Bucket List (2007) - Rob Reiner Bull Durham (1988) - Ron Shelton Buffalo '66 (1998) - Vincent Gallo Chimes at Midnight (1965) - Orson Welles City Lights (1931) - Charles Chaplin City Slickers (1991) - Ron Underwood The Court Jester (1955) - Melvin Frank & Norman Panama Damsels in Distress (2011) - Whit Stillman Death at a Funeral (2007) - Frank Oz The Dish (2000) - Rob Sitch Down By Law (1986) - Jim Jarmusch Dr. Strangelove (1964) - Stanley Kubrick Duck Soup (1933) - Leo McCarey The Emperor's New Groove (2000) - Mark Dindall Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) - Wes Anderson Fargo (1996) - Joel & Ethan Coen Fiddler on the Roof (1971) - Norman Jewison Finding Nemo (2003) - Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich The Fisher King (1991) - Terry Gilliam Four Lions (2010) - Christopher Morris Frances Ha (2012) - Noah Baumbach The Frisco Kid (1979) - Robert Aldrich The General (1926) - Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman Ghost Town (2008) - David Koepp The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980) - Jaime Uys The Graduate (1967) - Mike Nichols The Great Dictator (1940) - Charles Chaplin Groundhog Day (1993) - Harold Ramis Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) - Woody Allen Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) - Mike Leigh Harold and Maude (1971) - Hal Ashby Harvey (1950) - Henry Koster Heaven Can Wait (1943) - Ernst Lubitsch Henry Fool (1997) - Hal Hartley Hobson's Choice (1954) - David Lean Holiday (1938) - George Cukor The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) - Joel & Ethan Coen In Bruges (2008) - Martin McDonagh The Informant! (2009) - Steven Soderburgh Italian for Beginners (2000) - Lone Scherfig Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) - John Patrick Shanley Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) - Robert Hamer Lars and the Real Girl (2007) - Craig Gillespie The Last Days of Disco (1998) - Whit Stillman Last Holiday (1950) - Henry Cass The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) - Wes Anderson Life is Beautiful (1997) - Roberto Benigni Life of Brian (1979) - Terry Jones Little Miss Sunshine (2006) - Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris Local Hero (1983) - Bill Forsythe Lost in America (1985) - Albert Brooks Manhattan (1979) - Woody Allen Marley & Me (2008) - David Frankel Mary and Max (2009) - Adam Elliot Mash (1970) - Robert Altman Metropolitan (1990) - Whit Stillman Midnight in Paris (2011) - Woody Allen Midnight Run (1988) - Martin Brest Miracle at Morgan's Creek (1944) - Preston Sturgess Miracle on 34th Street (1947) - George Seaton Modern Times (1936) - Charles Chaplin Mon Oncle (1958) - Jacques Tati Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) - Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - Wes Anderson Moonstruck (1987) - Norman Jewison Il Mostro (1994) - Roberto Benigni Much Ado About Nothing (1993) - Kenneth Branagh The Muppet Movie (1979) - James Frawley Network (1976) - Sidney Lumet Ninotchka (1979) - Ernst Lubitsch O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) - Joel & Ethan Coen The Philadelphia Story (1940) - George Cukor Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) - John Hughes Playtime (1967) - Jacques Tati The Princess Bride (1987) - Rob Reiner Punch-Drunk Love (2002) - Paul Thomas Anderson The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) - Woody Allen The Rabbi's Cat (2011) - Joann Sfar & Antoine Delesvaux Raising Arizona (1987) - Joel & Ethan Coen Ratatouille (2007) - Brad Bird & Jan Pinkava Return to Me (2000) - Bonnie Hunt Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) - Tom Stoppard The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) - Wes Anderson Ruby Sparks (2012) - Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris The Rules of the Game (1939) - Jean Renoir The Ruling Class (1972) - Peter Medak Say Anything (1989) - Cameron Crowe Sideways (2004) - Alexander Payne Some Like It Hot (1959) - Billy Wilder Stardust (2007) - Matthew Vaughn The Station Agent (2003) - Thomas McCarthy Stranger Than Fiction (2006) - Marc Forster Strictly Ballroom (1992) - Baz Luhrmann Sullivan's Travels (1941) - Preston Sturges Tampopo (1986) - Jûzô Itami The Taste of Tea (2004) - Katsuhito Ishii Thank You For Smoking (2005) - Jason Reitman Three Colors: White (1994) - Krzysztof Kieslowski Three Kings (1999) - David O. Russell Time Bandits (1981) - Terry Gilliam Toy Story 2 (1999) - John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich The Trip (2010) - Michael Winterbottom Trouble in Paradise (1932) - Ernst Lubitsch The Truman Show (1998) - Peter Weir The Unbelievable Truth (1989) - Hal Hartley Underground (1995) - Emir Kusturica Up (2009) - Pete Docter & Bob Peterson Ushpizin (2004) - Giddi Dar Volver (2006) - Pedro Almodovar Waking Ned Devine (1998) - Kirk Jones Waitress (2007) - Adrienne Shelley Wall-E (2008) - Andrew Stanton Win Win (2011) - Thomas McCarthy Wonder Boys (2000) - Curtis Hanson You Can't Take It With You (1938) - Frank Capra Young Frankenstein (1979) - Mel Brooks Zelig (1993) - Woody Allen Zoolander (2001) - Ben Stiller
  20. Voting closes November 11.
  21. TylerMcCabe

    Vote: the 2014 A&F Top 25 Theme

    Sorry, M. Leary--I can't find a way to restore a vote that didn't occur. What a strange, bad loophole. If the two topics remain neck in neck on Monday, I'm more than happy to set up another week of voting between two. We started this process slightly sooner than in previous years, so. Can he not create a temporary alias to get around it? If not, M. Leary, I'd be happy to cast your vote by proxy! I've been dithering over my own choice, even before I found out which topics were neck and neck (and now 3rd). In a way, I would rather this process were either result-blind or that the results were completely transparent. Once I knew, I saw my vote differently, which I assume is the rationale for hiding results in the 1st place (though not A&F's!). Or just have him direct message his vote and add it to the total? Of course! We can add his vote in at the end, no prob.
  22. TylerMcCabe

    Vote: the 2014 A&F Top 25 Theme

    Voting will close on November 4.
  23. TylerMcCabe

    Vote: the 2014 A&F Top 25 Theme

    We'll see. It would take a week off our film nomination process, and if we do do a second round of voting, it might be more useful to do one with the actual films rather than with the theme. In the past, we haven't needed to do a theme runoff because there has always been a very clear winner. But, if this one stays close, then we probably should do a runoff between the two. I'll check with Tyler and see. In the meantime, everyone vote first before you look at the results! Apparently this poll doesn't let you look at the results before voting without canceling your vote. We aren't trying to intentionally hide the results so you have to go in voting blind, but that seems to be the way A&F's polls work. At the moment, the two frontrunners are Memory and Divine Comedies. Sorry, M. Leary--I can't find a way to restore a vote that didn't occur. What a strange, bad loophole. If the two topics remain neck in neck on Monday, I'm more than happy to set up another week of voting between two. We started this process slightly sooner than in previous years, so.
  24. TylerMcCabe

    A&F Top 25 2014

    Hi all, I'm Tyler, taking over for Anna Johnson as director of programs at Image. I'm excited to help facilitate this project. Cheers, Tyler
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