I would like a bit of motivation to watch intellectually interesting movies more often. I do believe it's time we started a GWJ movie club with a film of the week! The film of the week will go up each Monday. For now, I will choose the film, but I hope that people will participate, and I won't have to be the one to choose each week. Films are required to be available on Hulu+ as part of the Criterion Collection or on Netflix. We could make an exception for a special case. Any film that's intellectually stimulating is fair game for the pick of the week.
It's a little late, but the pick for Monday, July 22, 2013, is Seven Samurai. There are a couple reasons for picking this. First, I ordered the Blu-ray this weekend, and it should show up soon. Second, most people will have seen it, but it's always a good one to watch again. Lastly, I didn't want to pick anything too out there to start things off.
You have until next Monday to watch it. That gives everyone the whole week and weekend to make a time to watch it. Also, I'm hoping that people will look forward to the announcement each Monday. Everyone's goal should be to write a short paragraph with some thoughts on the film before the next film's announcement. A screencap from your favorite scene would also be great, although you may want to link it so as not to spoil anything. There's no need to use spoiler tags unless it's a less common movie that most people haven't seen. I'll specify when naming the movie if spoiler tags are required. For Seven Samurai, spoiler tags are not required.
There's room for this to evolve. Suggestions are welcome. Even if nobody decides to join in on the fun, I'll keep doing it because it will motivate me to watch a good film each week. I'll probably update this OP a bit tomorrow to clean things up.