October 2020 Film Thread

2nd October
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix release 16th October)
On the Rocks (Apple TV release 23rd October)
Eternal Beauty (VOD)
Rialto (VOD)
A Perfectly Normal Family (VOD)

9th October
Saint Maud
I Am Woman (VOD)
Akira (re-release)

16th October
War With Grandpa
I Am Greta (documentary)
Body of Water (VOD)
Being a Human Person (documentary) (VOD)

23rd October
The Secret Garden (Sky Cinema)
Summer of 85 (VOD)
Cinema Paradiso (re-release)
Dog Soldiers (re-release)
The Ladykillers (re-release)

28th October
The Craft: Legacy

30th October
Mogul Mowgli
The Burnt Orange Heresy
Relic (VOD)
Shirley (VOD)

(info taken from launchingfilm, may not be 100% accurate!)

Best September film release

  • Les Miserables
  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things
  • Mulan
  • Koko-Di Koko-Da
  • The Roads Not Taken
  • Max Richter’s Sleep
  • The Painted Bird
  • The Devil all the Time
  • Rocks
  • White Riot
  • Bill and Ted Face the Music
  • Miss Juneteenth
  • Monsoon
  • Other (please specify)

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Films watched in September - 19 (1 rewtach)
Best - Les Miserables
Worst - Under the silver lake

Watched: 9
New to me: 7
Best (new): The White Ribbon
Worst: Enola Holmes

Rocks has been added to Netflix today btw


Looks like cinema releases are really drying up now. Nothing in the local Picturehouse or Odeon which I haven’t seen or have any interest in. Really don’t know how much longer it’ll be viable to keep them open.

Says a lot when Netflix/Apple seem to be putting more effort into having films in cinemas than most regular distributors (yeah I know it’s because nobody is going but still)

And Addams Family Values!

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Best sequel ever imo

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Watching it these days seems amazing this was presumably marketed as a family film (leaving aside all the sex gags, hard to think of many family films this hilariously cynical about the US), no wonder it didn’t do nearly as well as the first film

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Watched: 17
Best: Kes
Worst: The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner wasn’t even bad. I just happened to watch a lot of good films last month and found it a disappointment compared to Song Of The Sea

Really enjoyed Johann Johannson’s short film, End of Summer, on MUBI last night. Perfect atmosphere for before bed.

Aaaand then I saw they added Cure on there! Hooray! Been meaning to watch that for yonks

Cineworld here is showing every Rocky over the next week or so. One each day.

I watched most of them on Prime last year, but tempted to go see I and IV at least…

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Watch IV before Stallone gets rid of the robot!

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Watched: 13 (2 rewatches - Spider-Verse and Run Lola Run)
Best: To Have and Have Not
Worst: Extracurricular Activities

Didn’t see a single one of those September releases :frowning:

What is your favourite courtroom movie?

  • 12 Angry Men
  • A Few Good Men
  • Judgement at Nuremberg
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • Philadelphia
  • The Verdict
  • Other

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As I mentioned in the previous thread, The Social Network came out ten years ago today


watched Still the Water by Naomi Kawase yesterday

not hugely dissimilar to Koreeda’s work although there is more of a focus on place, community and spirituality

definitely some striking moments/images although I’m not sure if it was overly sentimental or not

(15 new to me)

Proxima and Rocks were excellent but the bests were





Witness For The Prosecution or Anatomy of a Murder

Also M if that counts