What I Watched in October 🎥
Some noirs, a mumblecore, three toxic love stories, and more.
This month’s whole list is all over the map in a way that I don’t really mind. I wanted to watch a lot this month — old noirs, new thrillers, random TV docs, early aughts mumblecore, whatever. I started Survivor Heroes vs. Villains and finished RHONY.
All of Us Strangers (2023)
Not for me. Sorry! I found it very cloying and cliché (and during those clichés, someone would remark how cliché it was). A shame, too, because I so enjoy every actor in this movie. (Jamie Bell particularly.) I walked out of this movie and turned on The Inheritance episode of The Other Two when I got home to actually feel something.
Ingrid Bergman ate down in this movie. Yall are not touching her in Gaslight — what a visceral performance of a woman weighed down by anxiety and delusion, love and grief. The best thing I’ve watched on the Criterion Noir By Gaslight collection. Bonus: it makes a perfect double feature with Killers of the Flower Moon.
Funny Ha Ha (2002)
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