So much like last month, I did a lot of television watching in August (The Knick, Outlander, The Leftovers, You’re the Worst), but I also did a lot of rewatching. Some were thanks to TCM’s Summer Under the Stars (I rewatched Marty, The Blue Dahlia, Shane, Citizen Kane, Portrait of Jennie, The Third Man and several others. I just couldn’t help it!) I also went to a screening series at AFI called Reel Grit Six Shooter where they played six films (mostly in 35mm), each film being introduced by an AFI alum and they didn’t tell you what the film was til right before. As it turns out, I had seen 5/6 of the films before and three of those five I’d seen on the big screen before, but it was still a delightful series and I got to see Rocky on the big screen for the first time and there was lots of tears (“What’s gaps?”), so I can die happy now. As always, below you’ll find all the new-to-me films I watched last month and a short discussions of my favorites. Although, most of I watched last month was great and I had trouble narrowing it to five, so I actually talk about more films than normal.
Roberta Finklestein: A nanny? You’re not from Trinidad. You’re from the upper East side of Manhattan. Did we send you to college for this?
Aram Finklestein: You always said you just wanted me to be happy.
Roberta Finklestein: Within reason. This is not how you contribute to the world.
Aram Finklestein: Mom, you worked for Ralph Lauren.
Roberta Finklestein: People need clothes.