blindspot series

One of my resolutions for this new year is to be less lazy and to finally get around to attacking my gargantuan list of films to watch. Since starting writing about film here at Film Grimoire, my watchlist has become incredibly huge because I read about amazing films every day, and the resulting list almost seems like an unapproachable task.

Here’s where challenges like the Blindspot Series are so valuable. This series was initially started by Ryan of The Matinee, but I heard about it from the wonderful Elina of Films And Coke. The Blindspot Series is where you choose twelve films from your watchlist to definitively watch and review throughout the year. I’ve chosen twelve films that have languished on my watch list for far too long, some of which were referenced in my Shame List post, and I’ll be reviewing one of them per month.

2018

2017

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2016

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2015

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54 comments

  1. Great shame list you got there. Wild at Heart is a classic! I’m a huge David Lynch fan 🙂

    1. Thanks heaps! 😀 I love David Lynch too, but for some reason have always missed out on seeing Wild At Heart. This year’s the year I finally make myself see it!

  2. Nice, I just did a blindspot myself, and I think you have some great choices here. Exotic list 🙂 I think I’m gonna watch some movies from your list too, thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks heaps! 🙂 My list is a bit of a mixed one this year, but I’m really looking forward to seeing them all!

      1. Ah okay, mine are mainly recent films but are all very exciting 🙂 Check out my recent posts if you have the time!! 🙂

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  15. I’m so late but so glad you’re doing this!! ❤

    1. Hey Elina!! I’m so late replying to your comment! Bloody love this Blindspot challenge!

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