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Aug142014

Gone With The Summer

Hattie is judging you. Stop with your fiddle-dees and choose a 'BEST SHOT' alreadyI'm like one of those horrible teachers that gives you endless homework. But I hope in the end when you graduate you'll be all 'he was the best. O Captain My Captain' and whatnot.  But here's what you should be watching for maximum participatory glee here at The Film Experience as the summer draws to a close.

Retro: To close out "Best Shot" we'll be celebrating Gone With the Wind in two parts for its 75th anniversary year on August 19th (pre-intermission) & August 26th (post-intermission) and The Matrix on September 2nd (if you've always wanted to participate, why not now?); Anne Marie will look at Long Days Journey Into Night and Guess Who's Coming To Dinner as she hits the glorious 1960s in "A Year With Kate". And we'll be celebrating a few films from 1989 leading up to the Supporting Actress Smackdown on August 31st: Julia Roberts (Steel Magnolias) vs Dianne Wiest (Parenthood) vs Brenda Flicker (My Left Foot) vs Lena Olin + Anjelica Huston in (Enemies: A Love Story). Make sure to get your votes in on those since you are the 7th panelist! 

The Now: Emmy countdown madness. More on Boyhood. Reviews of The Giver, Frank, and The Congress. And coverage of two must-see indies Love is Strange with John Lithgow and Alfred Molina and The One I Love with Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss. 

Elisabeth Moss in "The One I Love"

And then we hit The Toronto International Film Festival to start September off right. This fall is going to be so exciting. I can feel it. More interviews. More festivals. More guest star actors. More. Whoo-hoo! 

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I was enjoying playing along with the Smackdowns this summer, but I'm afraid I have to bow out on August. Is it just me or was 1989 a really uninspiring year? "My Left Foot" and "Enemies" just sound so dull, and I've seen the other two before but couldn't motivate a rewatch there either. I made it through "The Chalk Garden", but am admitting defeat at the thought of having to find something substantial to say about "Steel Magnolias".

Still looking forward to the write-up, and best of luck to those who are soldiering on!

August 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDave

We love endless homework!

August 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Canada

@ Dave: Daniel Day-Lewis is reason enough to watch My Left Foot, and I'm thinking a Mazursky comedy is never a slog.

August 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

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