Well there goes September, and a pretty extraordinary month for watching all sorts of different films from across several decades. I even managed to post reviews of the majority of them too, with just a very few slipping through the blogpost net, so I’m pleased with that- managed to place 22 posts this month, in fact.
Regards my annual count, I’ve reached the grand total of 170 now, leaving me in a good position to hit the big 200 by year’s end. What may scupper further progress with that to some degree is an overdue need to start returning to more television shows, a to-watch list of which is getting quite out of hand now. Television seasons inevitably take up more time than films, with it taking several days to complete a season of a show, but I’ll just have to see how that goes. New seasons of The Umbrella Academy and The Boys have joined titles like Mindhunter, Westworld, Outlander, The Man in the High Castle, Stranger Things and Border Town which have new or outstanding seasons that slipped past me over the past several months, as well some shows that I haven’t started at all. There’s certainly all sorts of content just piling up. I know, first-world problems and all that.
Still, the nights are drawing in and local lockdowns such as my area is now living in don’t seem to get relaxed any time soon, they just seem to become the ‘new normal’, so you never know. I could retitle this year’s blog posts as ‘the Covid 200′ yet. What a strange and horrible year, and it already seems that 2021 might be a sequel/’Part Two’. I just hope it doesn’t stretch into a trilogy, thankyou very much but I’ve had quite enough already.
So anyway, here’s the list for the month-
161) The Duchess
162) Challenger: The Final Flight
154) Under Suspicion (2000)
155) Bumblebee (2018)
158) I Walk Alone (1947)
160) The Devil All the Time (2020)
166) Timeslip (1955)
167) Enola Holmes (2020)
The Abort Button – Both The Hand of Night and Machine Gun McCain came awfully close, but yes, my capacity for pain, irritation and boredom survived the test and, as that guy from Indians Jones & the Last Crusade observed, I chose wisely, again for another month.