Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Month in Review: September 2013

September screenings (links to Letterboxd reviews):

Elaine May and Walter Matthau in A NEW LEAF

9/1 Mikey and Nicky (Elaine May)
9/5 The Spectacular Now (James Ponsoldt)
9/18 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (Henry Hathaway)
9/20 The Heartbreak Kid (Elaine May)
9/21 Osaka Elegy (Kenji Mizoguchi)
9/21 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
9/22 A New Leaf (Elaine May)
9/23 Under the Volcano (John Huston)
9/27 Enough Said (Nicole Holofcener)
9/28 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman)

A few readings:

Clayton Dillard over at The House Next Door discussing the problems with the recent IMAX 3D release of The Wizard of Oz.

The New York Times' Michael Cieply on the difficulty of tracking the digital box office.

A interesting site edited by Andrew Welch that's dedicated to "slowing the conversation down", To Be (Cont'd) focuses on only one topic a month as a conversation between two critics who collectively only post an update only once a week. In an age of the internet and the 24-hour news cycle, of endless event blockbuster releases and relentless film festival coverage, it's really nice to see a topic being attacked at this pace.

For fun, the 50 best Mondo movie posters according to Film.com.