Bits and bobs or things that made me happy:
-I very much enjoyed Mellisa Benoist talking about her musical themed birthday party!
Favourite August watches:
I managed to watch a total of 30 films in September. Still doesn’t beat my 32 in January, but a good effort, if I don’t say so myself. (Helped along by a few short films). With a wider base to choose from, I ended up with more favourites than usual, so I’m going to just list them, with links to my letterboxd reviews:
I also kept to my 60s September challenge, not straying even once! (Except for movies out at the cinema, but that allowance was in my original challenge to myself). I doubt I could have kept it up any longer, though, but it was fun.
At the movies
I made three trips to the cinema in September and I saw: Girl Asleep, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years and Bridget Jones’s Baby.
Girl Asleep (pictured above) was my favourite and undoubtedly the best. It’s already in my top films of the year. Eight Days a Week rekindled my teenage love of The Beatles and Bridget Jones’s Baby was everything I was hoping it to be.
Watch more movies made by women.
Including short films, I watched eight films directed by women in September. Girl Asleep, Cléo from 5 to 7 and Le Bonheur (pictured below) were definitely my favourites. I had to order the Agnes Varda films online, but it was worth it. I was hoping I’d get to some of Doris Wishman’s films for 60s September, but I didn’t quite make it. I’ll watch them eventually, though.
First time watches: Go! Go! Go!; Girl Asleep; Lights; Cat Food; Meat Joy; Bridget Jones’s Baby; Cléo From 5 to 7 and Le Bonheur.
Watch more Australian films.
Girl Asleep was the only Australian film I watched in September but it’s already at the top of my favourite Australian films, so at least it was a good one!
I only wrote up two posts on here in September, but I saved a few of my letterboxd reviews as drafts to polish up! I just have to get around to doing it.
September reading recommendations:
I’ve noticed the less time I spend on social media, the less reading material I have on cinema and the less I know what’s going on in the movie world. This upsets me a bit but I just don’t have the energy for twitter, etc., right now.
New Directors Pantheon at This Cinematic Life
‘Being cute just made me miserable’: Mara Wilson on growing up in Hollywood at The Guardian
Top Films Seldom Feature Characters With Disabilities at Disability Scoop