September 2016

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I watched 17 films this month (in addition to the entirety of season two of The Flash and season 4 of arrow), but even then there were only three films that were above being merely good, and only one of those I’d consider great. I’m not even gonna do a top full top ten.

Top 7

  1. Mother (Albert Brooks, 1996)
  2. Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair, 2016)
  3. Green Lantern: First Flight (Lauren Montgomery, 2009)
  4. Waking Sleeping Beauty (Don Hahn, 2009)
  5. Charlie Bartlet (Jon Poll, 2008)
  6. Louder than Bombs (Joachim Trier, 2016)

The Worst: Ratchet & Clank | Maggie’s Plan | The Huntsman: Winter’s War | The Angry Birds Movie

Superlatives

Best Director: Albert Brooks, Mother | Mira Nair, Queen of Katwe

Best Actor: David Oyelowo, Queen of Katwe | Anton Yelchin, Charlie Bartlett

Best Actress: Madina Nalwanga, Queen of Katwe | Debbie Reynolds, Mother

Best Supporting Actor: Ralph Fiennes, A Bigger Splash

Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, Queen of Katwe

Best Screenplay: Mother

Best Cinematography: A Bigger Splash | Queen of Katwe

Best Costume Design: Queen of Katwe | A Bigger Splash

Best Production Design: The Jungle Book* | Queen of Katwe

Best Music: Queen of Katwe

See my rankings for all 17 films I watched this month on Letterboxd

*This reminds me: fuck Jon Favreau’s The Lion King remake

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