The September Issue
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"The September Issue" is an intimate, funny and surprising look at Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of "Vogue" magazine for 20 years, and her team of larger-than-life editors as they create this must-have Bible of fashion. Filmmaker R.J. Cutler explores the untouchable glamour of Wintour's Vogue to reveal the extraordinarily passionate people at its heart. He takes us behind the scenes at Fashion Week, to Europe, on shoots and reshoots, and into closed-door staff meetings, bearing witness to an arduous, entertaining, and sometimes emotionally demanding process. At the eye… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"Grace, the movie implies, is the genius behind what Vogue really sells, which is romantic aspirational fantasies for women."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Coddington, at least, gives us an appreciation of the talent seeing to it that the grandest fashion magazine of them all still sells the dream of glamour with style."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"The September Issue is a misshapen, mix-and-match affair, an ill-fitting ensemble of individually compelling pieces."
‑ Nathan Lee, Film Comment Magazine
"The War Room director R J Cutler is a serious filmmaker, and while some may think fashion is a less than serious subject (Wintour's daughter Bee being one of them, as we find out in one amusing scene), his film is a riveting insight."
‑ Cris Kennedy, Screenwize
"sporadically successful, but mostly feels stranded at the surface, possibly because its insider-ism gets the best of the filmmakers by keeping them so trapped inside the Vogue universe that we never hear any outside voices"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"While it's fun for fashionholics just to watch a movie in which people say "It's a famine of beauty!" and "The jacket is the new coat," the film becomes more substantial as it narrows its focus to two people: an artist and a curator."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"An insider's view of high fashion's ultimate tastemakers proves it's not just for aficionados."
‑ Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter
"The September Issue is like the world's most perfect accessory; pointless, but difficult not to look at. And look at it long enough, you might actually find you like it."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"a more perfect representation of the eternal struggle, and even more eternal dependence, of art and commerce, there could not be."
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"For some, fashion might not seem like exciting material, but director R.J. Cutler is able to create some genuine suspense and tension, as the days and hours count down to the "close" of the issue."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"A mesmerizing study of the tension between commerce and creativity."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"[Cutler] worms his way into subcultures without judgment or probing, preferring to let group dynamics speak for themselves."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"full review at Movies for the Masses"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"R. J. Cutler's documentary appears to gloss over many pertinent details and the filmmaker has been accused of being too easy on Wintour, but The September Issue is incisive, detailed and somewhat cruel."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"They say that when you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes back at you. Looking into the sunglasses of Vogue editor Anna Wintour must be kind of like that. Except that you never think to yourself, "I wonder if the abyss thinks I look fat in these jeans?""
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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