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.

Re-watches:

  • 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!

10 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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      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!

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        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!

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          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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