Last month may have been a disaster tech-wise (smartphone not working, stuck with pre-historic Nokia for now) but I did get the chance to watch some new-releases, and even attend the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival. Noirvember didn’t happen, but go ahead and look around other blogs for your noir fix.
November was also the month the british show The Fall returned for its second series, with still three episodes to go before the finale in mid-December. As for new shows, I watched all the episodes of The Good Wife (so addictive), and started the really funny and sweet Jane the Virgin, at Nikhat’s recommendation.
In total there were eight movies this month, all new-to-me. Let’s Be Cops and What If were okay, and Interstellar was good-looking but not all that impressive. No time for mini-reviews this month so here’s the short version: Gyllenhaal can do no wrong, apparently I’m an abortion loving feminist, Viola Davis has the best arms in the business, and I now wake up every day to the soundtrack of Guardians of the Galaxy. Here are the top 5 movies I saw in September:
all synopsis from IMDb
Directed by DENIS VILLENEUVE
Starring HUGH JACKMAN, JAKE GYLLENHAAL and PAUL DANO
When Keller Dover’s daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his
own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.
But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Directed by GILLIAN ROBESPIERRE
JENNY SLATE, JAKE LACY and
A twenty-something comedienne’s unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront
the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.
the disappearance of
eleanor rigby: them, 2014
Directed by NED BENSON
Starring JAMES McAVOY, JESSICA CHASTAIN and VIOLA DAVIS
One couple’s story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and
pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.
guardians of the galaxy, 2014
Directed by JAMES GUNN
Starring CHRIS PRATT, ZOE SALDANA and BRADLEY COOPER
A group of space criminals must work together to stop the fanatical villain Ronan the
Accuser from destroying the galaxy.
Directed by DAN GILROY
Starring JAKE GYLLENHAAL and RENE RUSSO
When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of
L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to
become the star of his own story.
Have you seen any of these? What was the best film you saw in November?