We interrupt the regularly scheduled set of movie reviews to bring you the following post:
I only saw 24 movies this month – a lot less than the last couple of months. I had some issues around the house that needed to be dealt with which took me away from movie watching. I also spent time re-watching Castle Season 4 (18 hours). Finally I was also in a reading mood. I think I read 10-12 books.
Currently, the two main lists that I am taking movie suggestions from are the 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list and a list I put together of every Oscar Best Picture nominee. You can see those lists by clicking on these titles: 1,001 Movies; Oscar Nominees.
So far in 2012 I have seen 310 movies that were new to me. Among those 310 films, 121 were from the 1,001 Movies list and 50 were Best Picture nominees.
Here are the 24 new movies I saw in September. An asterisk indicates the movie is from the 1,001 Movies list. A plus sign indicates it is a Best Picture Oscar nominee. Highlighted movies are ones to which I would give at least three stars out of five. I will single out the four and five star films in the paragraph below the list.