What a busy busy month that was. We were overachievers here, really. I'm so exhausted I'm hoping to prick my finger on a cursed spindle for a little R&R. Traffic always picks up in the fall when the adult movies arrive so if you're just rejoining us we welcome you back with slighly chilled affection (this place is hopping all year round!) by pointing out what you may have missed.
Index of Goodies
Toronto was a blast! - a handydandy guide (and prizes) for everything I saw there
NYFF - in progress but we've already talked about a bunch of foreign films as well as Maps to the Stars, Gone Girl & Whiplash
Best Shot S5 -highlights from Under the Skin, Eternal Sunshine, The Matrix, etc...
Robert Wise Centennial - the team had fun looking back at this versatile Oscar winner's filmography with 5 randomly selected offerings: Audrey Rose, Somebody Up There Likes Me, Curse of the Cat People, and Star!
Four Random Goodies
Pride - my favorite September release this year
Gone Girl - Jason read the book, so he did our first review. (But, yes, I'll chime in at some point)
The Lion in Winter - Anne Marie's "A Year With Kate" finally hit this milestone film
Showgirls - There can be only one "Goddess": Is it Cristal or Nomi? VOTE
American Beauty 15 years on... Do you root for Lester or Carolyn?
Julianne Moore in Still Alice ... a fine movie. An even better performance
10 Best Voice-Only Performances in Films... a team top ten feat. Ursula, the Genie, Darth Vader, and...?
The Last Five Years... you're all eager to see this one apparently. It has lots of problems but a musical where the stars can actually sing is a relief
Oscar Charts... those are always popular, and they're totally up to date right now. They get discussed in the various Oscar-centric articles
Coming in October
We haven't yet decided how to celebrate the spooky month this year - any suggestions? But some things coming up include Inherent Vice, St. Vincent, Fury, more Gone Girl and the first wave of Oscar contender interviews including talent and creatives from Boyhood, Noah, Get On Up, Birdman and more. Plus a look back at the careers of the four giants receiving Honorary Oscars in early November. (We'll probably give Maureen O'Hara a whole week because you know that's how we roll).