Joyful October!! 🍂 Fall is unquestionably within the air and I do love this season with the altering colours and crisp, cooler temps. It’s the season that follows that I’m not too loopy about, although I don’t thoughts the Wintry surroundings round Christmas. For now, let’s not even suppose concerning the white fluffy stuff, we could?
So September glided by like a breeze and I really feel like I barely have time to observe something. Properly, the primary new launch I noticed final month (at an early press screening) was The Girl King and I’m glad that it’s nonetheless within the prime 5 on its second weekend. I’m so thrilled to be featured by The Cherry Picks, too!
.@womankingmovie (86% #CherryScore): “A triumphant historic epic the place the quieter moments are as memorable because the rousing battle scenes. It’s #ViolaDavis‘ magnum opus certainly.” – Ruth Maramis, @flixchatter
— CherryPicks (@TheCherryPicks) September 19, 2022
In any case, listed below are what I watched final month:
Royal Night time Out (2015)
The Girl King*
Above All Else doc*
With the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, she was undoubtedly on my thoughts earlier this month. As she has been a monarch for over six a long time and was the cornerstone of contemporary British historical past, the documentary title is unquestionably becoming as she has such a rare sense of obligation that she positioned above all else. It’s an interesting look again at her life and lifelong service to the English throne.
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
I’ve been which means to observe this movie for a while and it’s crammed with a bunch of my favourite actors: Emma Thompson, Matthew Goode, Ben Whishaw, Haley Atwell and Michael Gambon. I really like interval dramas and this one tells a poignant story of forbidden love and the lack of innocence set in England previous to World Conflict II. Regardless of the forged although, I wasn’t as taken by this adaptation, however I’m curious to take a look at the mini-series starring Jeremy Irons which seems like a extra trustworthy adaptation of the novel.
Apparently Luca Guadagnino wished to do a remake with Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes and Andrew Garfield however the undertaking has been formally shelved per this article, too dangerous!
The 355 (2022)
This film bought such dangerous critiques so I didn’t watch it straight away. However y’know what, the feminine forged was kick-ass and so they’re actually enjoyable to observe right here. I’m an enormous fan of Jessica Chastain and she or he’s terrific as a feminine spy (one of many first roles I noticed her in was The Debt). Apparently, she proposed the concept of a feminine spy within the vein of James Bond and Mission: Unimaginable, and to some extent this film does carry these vibes. I just like the camaraderie between Chastain and Lupita Nyong’o, and the rivalry with Diane Kruger who might be a bonafide motion star. The battle scenes between Chastain and Kruger are fairly intense, whereas Penélope Cruz truly gives some comedian aid because the non-spy character of the crew.
The weakest hyperlink is Sebastian Stan who isn’t plausible in his position regardless of having performed The Winter Soldier. I actually suppose a extra appropriate actor would possibly’ve achieved his character justice. Identical with the director Simon Kinberg, having simply butchered the X-Males franchise with Darkish Phoenix, I believe the film would’ve been significantly better underneath a extra seasoned motion director like David Leitch or Christopher McQuarrie. That stated, I don’t suppose it’s as dangerous because the critiques made it out to be. I nonetheless discover it pleasing because of the bad-ass feminine forged who made it a enjoyable Saturday evening leisure.
Don’t Fear Darling*
See How They Run (2022)
The Infernal Machine (2022)
Evaluate + Interview with Filmmaker coming later this week!
DC League of Tremendous Pets
Sleepless In Seattle*
I’ve rewatched this rom-com traditional so many instances however I nonetheless completely love this film!! You simply can’t beat Nora Ephron’s wit and allure… her dialog is simply so memorable and even iconic.
Mystic Quest (season 1) + Irma Vep (restricted sequence)
I attempted to observe two of those sequence however I’m not bought to proceed previous the primary episode. Mystic Quest is fairly humorous however and I don’t suppose one must be an avid gamer to take pleasure in it, however I simply wasn’t all that invested within the story to need to preserve going. As for Irma Vep, regardless of the intriguing premise and having Alicia Vikander because the lead, the primary episode is simply too bizarre and provides me type of a foul style afterwards. Possibly I’ll give it one other shot in some unspecified time in the future, not fairly positive.
52 Movies By Ladies pledge
Films indicated with * (asterisk) point out these directed by girls.
I’m quick one film this month as I solely noticed three new films directed by girls, plus 1 rewatch – Sleepless In Seattle by Nora Ephron.
SEPTEMBER MOVIE OF THE MONTH
That is a straightforward decide for this month! The Girl King reigns supreme as the most effective film I noticed in September and would possible make my Prime 10 checklist of 2022!
UPCOMING SCREENINGS: Ticket To Paradise