Only 6 films this month…
Shang Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
#FF21 Shang Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings is a good entry to the MCU, doing something fresh.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) September 12, 2021
The fight scenes in the first half are amongst the best in the MCU, with the very first being an exception.
Some janky CG here and there don't overwhelm an otherwise solid film.
#FF21 Worth tells the true story of the lawyers who had to value human lives in the wake of 9/11.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) September 12, 2021
It's well-paced, with solid performances from Keaton, Tucci, and Ryan. Difficult and human, the film builds empathy with the characters without becoming schmaltzy.
#FF21 Kate is Mary Elizabeth-Winstead's turn to be John Wick... and it works very well.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) September 12, 2021
Most of the action is cleanly shot and edited, the visuals are dripping in the neon of Tokyo, and the plot is... perfunctory.
A very solid action film.
#FF21 Sweat is an interesting look at the life of a would-be influencer.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) October 2, 2021
Beautifully shot in bright colours, we see that the forced perspective of what she puts online isn't quite mirrored in her life, and goes a little off the rails.
#FF21 Apples follows an amnesiac plague, gently sweeping the world. It's about people forgetting who they are and building a new life through relearned experience.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) October 2, 2021
Really, it's a look at relationships, and who we are after them.
An excellent addition to the Greek weird wave.
#FF21 Malignant is the kind of knowingly cheesy, over-the top, horror film that doesn't do much for me.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) October 2, 2021
A weird, schlocky premise, that gets weirder as it goes on.
There are definitely fun moments, and I laughed, but I can't really recommend it. Not my thing.
The September Winner
I think the winner is Apples: well-presented, different, and with a neat twist.