The Incomparable Mothership #158 September 14, 2013
The 2nd annual Incomparable Film Festival. (1 of 2)

Peak Clooney

It’s time for the second Incomparable Film Festival! We pick 35 films that we think are worth seeing, in fantasy draft format. From horror to comedy to drama to sci-fi to kung-fu, we’ve got just about every genre covered. (Part 1 of 2.)

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Show Notes

#79: Everything Sounds Beautiful in German

We’re creating the Incomparable Film Festival! Each day for a week, one of us will introduce five films (to be screened at an imaginary location not to be determined). To prevent duplication of selections, our seven participants will choose favorite films in a draft format. When all is said and done, 35 classic movies will be chosen by our panel of geeks. (Part 1 of 2.)

#80: Khan Film Festival

Continuing our assembly of the Incomparable Film Festival! We fill out our list of 35 classic films for imaginary display to imaginary crowds. Find out our final 21 (or is it 22?) choices! Then vote for your favorites. (Part 2 of 2.)

#81: McRibs and Bacon Martinis

We close the books on the first Incomparable Film Festival with this special follow-up episode. We provide the show times for each day of the festival, share your feedback, and reveal the results of your vote for the best slate of films. We also check in with two panelists who couldn’t make the original draft, one of whom has a bone to pick with John Siracusa. The other one instead tells a heartwarming tale of projectile vomiting. (Part 3 of 2.)

“The Conversation” on Amazon

Francis Ford Coppola, 1974 (Andy)

“Wonder Boys” on Amazon

Curtis Hanson, 2000 (David)

“The Terminator” on Amazon

James Cameron, 1984 (Steve)

“Kill and Kill Again” on Amazon

Ivan Hill, 1983 (Monty)

“Out of Sight” on Amazon

Steven Soderbergh, 1998 (John)

“Sneakers” on Amazon

Phil Alden Robinson, 1992 (Dan)

“High Fidelity” on Amazon

Stephen Frears, 2000 (Jason)

“The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” on Amazon

Joseph Sargent, 1974 (Andy)

“The Royal Tenenbaums” on Amazon

Wes Anderson, 2001 (David)

“Poltergeist” on Amazon

“Tobe Hooper” (Steven Spielberg?!), 1982 (Steve)

“Miami Connection” on Amazon

Woo-sang Park and Y.K. Kim, 1987 (Monty)

“Breaking Away” on Amazon

Peter Yates, 1979 (John)

“Zero Effect” on Amazon

Jake Kasdan, 1998 (Dan)

“Zelig” on Amazon

Woody Allen, 1983 (Jason)