Well, tomorrow is October, so that means another month is over.
I re-watched a lot of films in September, with many being 2012 films. In the case of Moonrise Kingdom, The Avengers, Your Sister's Sister and Berberian Sound Studio they were all cemented in my Top 30 of the year. I watched Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol with my family and it was just as much fun. Unable to get the story of the West Memphis Three out of my head with the release of Damien Echols' novel, I decided to re-watch two of the Paradise Lost docos.
I watched a total of 36 films in September. After a strong start I did slow down in the final week, having seen a lot of the new releases earlier in the year at festivals and being unable to fit in some of the films on my desired Italian Film Festival list. The Italian Film Fest. is in full swing - and reviews of three of the films can be found below.
Overall, it was a pretty disappointing month. Very few exceptional films - no new five star films - and some very bad films (Bait 3D, Project X, Hit and Run and The Watch to name a few).
As I have just become a member of the team at Graffiti With Punctuation, and will be working LOTS in the near-future, I am unsure what is in store for October. It will take a few weeks to acclimatise and I will be trying to ensure my writing is quality, and not aiming to post every day. The Film Emporium will be scaled back, but I will still be posting several times a week here, and keeping you up-to-date with all of the new releases, and maybe even a new Director-of-the-Month. It's been a while.
New-to-Me Films (Cinema/DVD/Screener) in order of preference
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From Up on Poppy Hill (Goro Miyazaki, 2011)
Searching For Sugar Man (Malick Bendjelloul, 2012)
The Station Agent (Thomas McCarthy, 2005)
Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominic, 2012)
Black Sunday (Mario Bava, 1960)
Rocketeer (Joe Johnston, 1991)
Shun Li and the Poet (Andrea Segre, 2012)
Looper (Rian Johnson, 2012)
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