The Top Ten Films to See This September

Here’s our take on the ten most interesting looking films which reach UK cinemas this month…

With winter very much on its way here in England we at Rumsey’s have sat down and compiled a list of the top ten films which we can hide away with this month. The remaining months of this year hold so many anticipated films from SpectreStar Wars and Hamlet amongst others and yet there are plenty of interesting films to check out before we begin the big home stretch of the year next month. Here’s our pick of them…

Cartel Land

IMDB: A physician in Michoacán, Mexico leads a citizen uprising against the drug cartel that has wrecked havoc on the region for years. Across the U.S. border, a veteran heads a paramilitary group working to prevent Mexico’s drug wars from entering U.S. territory.
Rumsey’s Musings: Impressive reviews combined with fascinating subject matter make this a must see.
Release Date: 04/09/15

Containment

IMDB: No water. No power. No explanation. No escape.
Rumsey’s Musings: The film’s premise of a man waking to find out that he has been sealed inside his own apartment holds lots of promise and the film has already picked up a solid fan-base on the indie circuit. It also is worth checking out due to the fact that the excellent Louise Brealey is amongst the cast.
Release Date: 11/09/15

Dope

IMDB: Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who’s surviving life in a tough neighborhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure.
Rumsey’s Musings: Lots of positive reviews for this one in which the director is praised for his originality and the lead actor for turning in a starmaking performance. That couple with positive word of mouth makes Dope one which we thoroughly recommend seeing.
Release Date: 04/09/15

A Girl at My Door

IMDB: Young-nam was a promising graduate of the police academy before she was transferred to the small seaside village, which was caused by her misconduct. On her first day to the village, she encounters with Dohee who is the girl living in the town, seeming to have somewhat gloomy looking face. As Young-nam tries to accommodate with her new surroundings, an accident of Dohee’s grandma getting killed by falling in the seashore cliff happens. As to protect the girl from her stepfather’s abuse, Young-nam let Dohee stay at her place but things turn out to be more mysterious as she gets to know her.
Rumsey’s Musings: A frank approach and a stunning lead performance make this one of the top films to see this month!
Release Date: 18/09/15

Horse Money

IMDB: “The time is now, a numbing and timeless present of hospital stays, bureaucratic questioning, and wandering through remembered spaces… and suddenly it is also then, the mid ’70s and the time of Portugal’s Carnation Revolution, when Ventura got into a knife fight with his friend Joaquim.” This is the synopsis from the press notes. The film is a sequel of sorts to Costa’s “Colossal Youth” with Ventura again playing himself.
Rumsey’s Musings: One of the most talked about and critically acclaimed films of the year, Horse Money is Pedro Costa’s first narrative film in nine years and the hype around that alone is enough to guarantee it a place on this list.
Release Date: 18/09/15

Irrational Man

IMDB: A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.
Rumsey’s Musings: Woody Allen working with Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix is enough to sell a movie to us. This hasn’t fared well with the critics though so it’s dubious as to whether Allen is working at the top of his game here…
Release Date: 11/09/15

Legend

IMDB: The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.
Rumsey’s Musings: We have been huge fans of Tom Hardy since 2007’s Stuart: A Life Backwards and so we eagerly await everything he puts out. Having twice the amount of Hardy in one film cannot be a bad thing and he is a perfect choice to bring dramatic heft and gravitas to a portrayal of the Krays.
Release Date: 09/09/15

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

IMDB: High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
Rumsey’s Musings: The hype for this film has been pretty immense; you couldn’t avoid the praise and excitement that’s been popping up across the internet from critics, bloggers and fans alike.
Release Date: 04/09/15

Mia Madre

IMDB: Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.
Rumsey’s Musings: Holding a whopping 100% on Rotten Tomatoes Mia Madre (My Mother) is a critical hit due to its smart writing and hugely affecting performances. One of our top films to see this season.
Release Date: 25/09/15

Tangerines

IMDB: War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region in 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.
Rumsey’s Musings: Word on the street couldn’t be more praising of this film, we have been looking forward to this for months.
Release Date: 18/09/15


So, what did you think? Are you also looking forward to any of these films or do you have your eyes set on other releases? Be sure to let me know in the comment box below!

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4 comments

  1. abbiosbiston · · Reply

    I already saw Dope and I loved it. Really looking forward to Legend too.

    1. Yeah we really can’t wait to see Legend!

  2. Cartel Land looks really intense, hard to believe that’s going on in the world. Going to see Legend soon as who can miss a film with two Tom Hardy’s

    1. Well exactly, I try to catch every Hardy performance. Two in one film is just a must see!

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