I did something similar to this last November but I couldn’t keep up with it due to it being an incredibly busy time (with a bit of laziness). So, what I’ll do here is just list the best films I saw this past month for the first time. I’ll also list the worst film I saw if there is a film worthy of that distinction.
My overall impression of what I’ve watched this month is that it was very good. Granted, I’ve probably saw more “older” titles this month than any other due to boring late-Summer theatrical releases and equally boring home video releases. So, this gave me the opportunity to dig into some of the goodies that my newly-revived Netflix Instant account could give me.
So, let’s take a look at what stood out in August, 2012:
1. Metropolitan (Whit Stillman, 1990)
2. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)
3. Sleeper (Woody Allen, 1973)
4. Strictly Ballroom (Baz Luhrmann, 1992)
5. Muriel’s Wedding (P.J. Hogan, 1994)
6. The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman, 1998)
7. The Game (David Fincher, 1997)
8. ParaNorman (Chris Butler/Sam Fell, 2012)
9. Blithe Spirit (David Lean, 1945)
10. Sebastiane (Derek Jarman/Paul Humfress, 1976)
Kung Fu Panda 2
Snow White and the Huntsman
Note: I could not sit through more than 30 minutes of The Raid.
Head to Mubi for a complete list of every film I saw for the first time this month.