I love the fall, it’s by far the best time of the year. So to really, get in the mood, I wanted to watch films that is set during the fall. Not all of them are set exclusively during the fall, but they still bring that season feeling.
When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
Clever and witty dialogues combined with charming performances. Had a good time watching this
Nominated for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen in 1990.
Fly Away Home (1996)
I really wish I watched this when it came out when I was twelve years old. It would have loved this. That feeling lingered when watching and it was almost like being tucked in a warm blanket, and made this a good watch.
Nominated for Best Cinematography in 1997.
The Village (2004)
I was really shocked how much I enjoyed this. I knew the twist beforehand, but not how it would work in the context of the movie, and I think knowing what I knew helped the experience a lot, as the twist wasn’t sprung on me. It is very theatrical, especially in the dialogue, so it feels like you are watching a stage play, an aspect I also enjoyed.
Nominated for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score in 2005.
Far from Heaven (2002)
I get what Todd Haynes is doing. Making a throwback melodrama with themes that wouldn’t be tackled back then. But for some reason it just doesn’t click with me. It’s not a bad movie, not by a long shot, but both this and his later Carol just doesn’t work for me. It feels stagy and kind of fake.
Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Julianne Moore), Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Music, Original Score in 2003
Love Story (1970)
It is kind of silly, but still feels kind of earnest. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Creative editing helps make the story feel less stale than it could have been. The sickness aspect is the weake point could have been handled a lot better.
Winner of Best Music, Original Score in 1971.
Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Ryan O’Neal), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Ali MacGraw), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (John Marley), Best Director and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced.
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Good, not great. I realized watching this that there is only a handfull of Woody Allen films I really enjoy, most of them I think are competent, but not much more than that. This is one of them.
Winner of Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Michael Caine), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Dianne Wiest) and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen in 1987.
Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Film Editing.