Monthly links from the blogosphere: August

2013 Toronto International Film Festival announces complete lineup & screening schedule

Nostra lists his top 5 films of 2013, and asks what are your favorites of the year so far?

Andrew Robinson questions, Is Money What’s Wrong With Movies? On a similar note, Michael C asks, is the Summer Blockbuster fundamentally broken?

Pete Turner's Holiday Reading 2013: Books for Movie Buffs

Josh's Top 100 Performances of All Time

Steven reviewed Polish masterpiece The Decalogue

Sarah's write-up of underrated Wendy and Lucy (2008)

Shala's Must Watch List: August 2013

Alex Withrow looks at Bret Easton Ellis Adaptations: Novels vs. Films, and also shares his top 15 documentaries of all time

Niels85 for the The 5 Obstructions Blogathon wrote a negative review of a movie he loves, Alien (1979)

Thomas4cinema lists his Best films of the last two years

Andina's 10 Lessons Learned From Black Swan

Ruth asks Which literary characters in film are your favorites?

Chip's marathon of Submarine Movies

Across the Universe Podcast is about The Before Trilogy

Dan Heaton took part in The LAMBcast: Richard Linklater Retrospective (My thoughts on these two podcasts at the end of the month!)

Eric reviewed Midnight Cowboy [1969]

Bonjour Tristesse's round-up of 2013 Locarno Film Festival

Keith at obscurendure reviews Dario Argento's Tenebre (1982)

3guys1movie review Funny Games (1997)

Lena Dunham’s Top 10 Criterion films

Michaël Parent reviews entertaining What's Up, Doc? (1972)


Alejandro González Iñárritu, director of Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003) & Babel (2006), turned 50 on 15 August. Happy Bday!

Karl questions why he loves horror movies?

Sati's 10 TV actresses that deserve better careers

Neal at Top10films writes about Top 10 Films Under The Radar

Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal

Kristen of Journeys in Classic Film reviewed The Driver (1978)

Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #1

Top 10 Most Paused Movie Moments

Patrick from The Escape Hatch looks ahead to albums out this upcoming Autumn.

In book news, Stephen King's anticipated Shining Sequel "Doctor Sleep", is available at book stores September 24.

Emily at Flavorwire on 50 of the Best Books You Haven’t Read by Authors You Already Love (thanks for the link Jandy)

R.I.P. Elmore Leonard (1925-2013) and R.I.P. Karen Black (1939-2013)


  1. Thanks for the link love. I'm glad I watched The Decalogue. Just a few more Woody Allen films, a few anthology films, and a few more new theatrical releases and I can rest.

  2. Thanks for the linkage. I'm glad you liked them.

  3. Thanks for the link Chris! Many great links you have rounded up here!

  4. Thanks for the link Chris! Great selection as always!

  5. @thevoid99, @Chip Lary, @Michaël Parent, @Pete Turner: Thanks guys for providing me with articles to share!

  6. Thank you for the link! :)

  7. So much great stuff here. Just spent 45 minutes looking at many of these posts.

    Thanks for the two links, Chris!

    1. @Alex Withrow: Good to know the links are being read. You're welcome!

  8. Fabulous round up! Thanks for linking to Sarah's post of Wendy and Lucy. I agree that it's underrated.

    1. @Stephanie: Thank you! If you like Wendy and Lucy, there an 80s film that has a similar mood, directed by Agnes Varda, called Vagabond (1985)

  9. Thanks, Chris! :) Awesome post of links here.

  10. Thanks for the shout out, Chris

  11. Great roundup here Chris. Belated thanks for the kind linkage, man, always appreciate it. Man, that TIFF schedule made me wish I live in Toronto! I'm actually gonna be posting a preview of movies that'll be playing at TCFF (our local film fest) and there are some I've been hugely anticipating, fingers crossed one day we'd be at least half as big as TIFF :D

    Thanks again Chris!

    1. @Ruth: Thanks! I wish I was going to TIFF as well. I wasn't aware of that local film fest, I hope you enjoy it, and will be sure to follow your coverage.

  12. Thanks so much for the link, Chris! Always enjoy these monthly posts.

    1. Eric @ The Warning Sign: No problem! Glad the links are getting read.


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