September has been a crazy month. I started the month in Toronto for TIFF, then I was in Austin for Fantastic Fest, and finally I’ve been in NYC for NYFF. I didn’t really get to see many films during these festivals (fun fact: when you work in the industry, you don’t get to see as many films cuz you’re working during the screenings!). I did, however, manage to get a few films watched during the month, so, as always, after the cut please find everything I watched this month plus some favorites.
Movie Quote of the Day – Film d’amore e d’anarchia, ovvero ‘stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza… (Love and Anarchy), 1973 (dir. Lina Wertmüller)
Movie Quote of the Day – Travolti da un insolito destino nell’azzurro mare d’agosto (Swept Away. . .by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August), 1974 (dir. Lina Wertmüller)
Although I was gone for almost a whole week for San Diego Comic-Con (my third year in a row for work!), I managed to watch more new-to-me films in July than I have any other month this year. Most of those films, however, were short films (I will always go to bat for short films). I watched the films in the Twilight Storytellers competition (several of them were better than the films in the actual Twilight Saga film series), as well as all the films in Miu Miu’s Women’s Tales series. Both are available to watch for free online and both are well worth your time! That said, I also watched several films that have had a very large impact on cinema’s history, so I think the month balanced out. As always, the full list of what I watched is after the cut, as well as a few favorites.
Pasqualino: I appeal to the ladies. I used to appeal to them. The fact is without any exaggeration I haven’t looked at the mirror in years. And since I know from the beginning that I’ve always been an ugly man I’ll admit it’s been bothering me. How have I turned out? My teeth have become loose. I can’t keep my eyes open. My ass has dropped. Look at me and tell me honestly. How do I look?
Francesco: Awful, to be quite honest.