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Blindspot 2017: The Conversation (1974)

Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is a surveillance expert who can bug people at anytime and anywhere. Living in a isolated world, his business is his work. One day, he records a young couple, having a conversation in a park in San Francisco. When he finally is able to pierced together the entire recording, he soon […]

Blindspot 2017: Marathon Man (1976)

A suspenseful thriller film with a solid historical backbone, Marathon Man (1976) plays host to some masterful performances between actors who share excellent chemistry, and some iconic scenes that are so anxiety-provoking that they are almost physically painful. Its synopsis is as follows: A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an […]

Blindspot 2017: Sucker Punch (2011)

Zack Snyder’s fifth film and his first foray as the triple threat of director, producer, and writer, Sucker Punch is a story about badass females seeking to escape disempowerment; a fantasy within a fantasy, a multilayered narrative of young women fighting against oppression and abuse. The film’s synopsis is as follows: A young girl (Emily […]

January 2017 Favourites

One month of 2017 down, several others to go! I hope everyone has had a great January and 2017 thus far. I’ve been going through something during this month which I’ve decided to term ‘Trump trauma’. Actually, my work colleagues initially termed the feeling ‘Trump trauma’ following day after day of witnessing me reading news […]

My 2017 Blindspot Films

Another year has come and gone, and with this new year of 2017 comes a new opportunity to watch films that I should have watched already but haven’t for some reason. This is the exact purpose of the Blindspot series, which I’ve been doing for two years so far – it’s an opportunity to identify […]

December 2016 Favourites

Happy new year everyone! Welcome to 2017! I think we can all agree that 2016 was a pretty rough year for many and varied reasons: the loss of many many, talented people; one of the hugest cluster-shits in political history occurred and continues to occur; Harambe; numerous terrorist attacks; a movie about emojis. But this […]

Blindspot 2016: Roma (1972)

Frederico Fellini’s Roma (1972) is the kind of film that makes you want to travel to the magnificent city of Rome immediately and just sit and people-watch. Both a criticism and a celebration of Rome and its people, Roma‘s synopsis is as follows: A fluid, unconnected and sometimes chaotic procession of scenes detailing the various […]

Blindspot 2016: The Fall (2006)

Tarsem Singh’s The Fall (2006) is a beautiful, dreamlike film-within-a-film. Its synopsis is as follows: In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind […]

Blindspot 2016: Je T’aime, Je T’aime (1968)

A French science fiction slash time travel film with a hint of the New Wave, Alain Resnais’ Je T’aime, Je T’aime (1968) is a mysterious masterclass in beautiful direction and performances. Its synopsis is as follows: Recovering from an attempted suicide, a man is selected to participate in a time travel experiment that has only […]

Blindspot 2015: Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

I chose to place Jacob’s Ladder (1990, dir. Adrian Lyne) on my Blindspot Series list as I’d always heard people saying things to the effect of, “This film is a ripoff of Jacob’s Ladder“, or “That ending was pretty similar to Jacob’s Ladder except…”, et cetera. Having never seen the film, I always felt in […]