Following up on an exchange I had in this post, I wanted to propose an idea to get the community up and running again.
Perhaps rather than voting on a specific movie each month and selecting it, the mods (I'm happy to volunteer as one-the more, the merrier) could propose a genre for the month and make suggestions on examples of movies in that genre. What movie the community member suggests would be up to them. I think this will help expose the community to a wide variety of movies, exploring types of films they may not have seen before, but giving people more options to participate.
What I envision is a mod announcement of the theme each month, and then posts of suggested films, film reviews, discussion questions, trivia, etc. Off-theme notes and recommendations would always be welcome.
For themes, we could go with "out of the box" . . . rather than just saying "Action Films," we could do "films with great car chases," rather than "independent films," "indie films by first time directors," etc.
What does everyone think?