September 2019 in Film

Hello, movie buffs! Happy autumn! September was another small viewing and blogging month for me, but still worth taking a look back at. Here’s what I watched.

New-to-me viewings: 9

Re-watches: 2

Total for September: 11

Total for 2019, so far: 131

The new-to-me list:

  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
  • Angel Has Fallen (2019)
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
  • Black Narcissus (1947)
  • Their Finest (2016)
  • I Can Only Imagine (2018)
  • The Goldfinch (2019)
  • Ad Astra (2019)
  • Downton Abbey (2019)

My favorite first-timer viewings of the month were Black Narcissus (predictably), Their Finest, and Downton Abbey.


  • Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
  • Annihilation (2018)

Viewing methods:

  • At the cinema – 6
  • Criterion Channel – 1
  • From my collection – 1
  • Prime Video – 3

By decade:

  • 1910s – 0
  • 1920s -0
  • 1930s – 0
  • 1940s – 1
  • 1950s – 0
  • 1960s – 0
  • 1970s – 0
  • 1980s – 0
  • 1990s – 0
  • 2000s – 1
  • 2010s – 9

What did you discover in September? I hope you had a great month, and here’s to a spooky-movie-filled October!

11 thoughts on “September 2019 in Film

  1. Black Narcissus was really ace wasn’t it. Kathleen Byron was a revelation to me and I had no idea that was Jean Simmons! Loved her dance in that lovely big room.
    Really wanted to see Ad Astra at the cinema but I don’t think I’ll be able to make it now! I do like to catch good sci-fi on the big screen.


    1. Kathleen Byron was phenomenal! Ad Astra might still be worth watching if it pops up on a steaming service you’re subscribed to. Sci-fi is always best on the big screen but it’s definitely a film more focused on character/story than outer space scenery. A lot of people seem to dislike it but I thought it was fairly engaging — didn’t meet my expectations, but I’d say it’s worth a look!

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      1. I’ve spied the review scores without reading anything and was a little deflated to see it keep dropping. I had had high hopes for it. Yeah I think I will be happy to wait for it to appear on Netflix or similar. Save me some pounds and it’s sounding like the Joker could be a most see. So lose one gain one :)
        All the best… Mikey

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  2. Well, once again I didn’t see ONE of the films you watched…hopefully that’ll change in October, with a particular New Orleans-set kidnapping film! What did you think about Angel Has Fallen? I really liked the first two, but heard nothing about the this third one.

    I watched 16 films in September, and by far my favorite ‘new to me’ of the bunch was ‘Desk Set’…dear lord, I couldn’t believe how awesome Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn were! And that office…how’d I’d love to work in a place like that; the film made 1950s New York City look like such a wonderful time and place to be. I also watched several episodes of the new MST3K, and thought they were outstanding, and hilarious. In fact, I might have to say that I liked this season more than any of the previous ones.


    1. Desk Set is amaaaazing! One of my all time favorite librarian movies and one of my favorite films in general. I would love to work in that office, too. So glad to hear you enjoyed it! I’m overdue for a re-watch.

      I must admit, I’d didn’t realize Angel Has Fallen was part of a series! I haven’t seen either of the first two, so I can’t compare. I’m always kind of “meh” on action movies — I end up watching a lot of them with my dad but am picky since the newer ones often prioritize stunts over character/plot. It suffered from that at times but had some interesting threads and was a fine popcorn flick, overall.


      1. I know it’s part of the story, but it really pissed me off when that big, clunky computer was plopped right into that comfortable office, basically ruining it as a cool place to work. You should post a list of your favorite library movies!

        The first two ‘Have Fallen’ movies are fine popcorn flicks as well; I liked the second one more than the first, but I must be the only person on Earth to feel that way. I’ll check out the third when it comes to video…thanks for the nutshell review!


        1. Have you ever seen the site Reel Librarians? I’ve put off making a list because that site does such a good and comprehensive job of it, but I should put together a list of personal favorites! I thought I might have done it around the time I graduated, but I dug through the archives and didn’t find anything. I’ll add it to the to-do list!


          1. Thanks, Lindsey, for the Reel Librarians shout-out! :) Absolutely, you should put together a list of your personal favorite library/librarian movies! (In fact, I also need to update my own Best/Worst lists… it’s on my never-ending to-do list.) We could even do a two-fer blog post, highlighting your list on your blog as well as on Reel Librarians as a guest post. Just send me an email if you’re interested :)


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