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Blindspot 2015: The Night of the Hunter (1955)

The final film in my 2015 Blindspot series! I have been wanting to watch The Night of the Hunter (1955, dir. Charles Laughton) for a very long time indeed. Did it meet my expectations? Read on! Its synopsis is as follows: A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell […]

Blindspot 2015: La Mala Educación (2004)

Whatever expectations you have for this film, throw them out the window. In true Pedro Almodóvar fashion, they will be completely obliterated by the time the credits start rolling. La Mala Educación (2004), also known by its English title Bad Education, has the most vague plot description on its IMDb page ever: An examination on […]

Blindspot 2015: Spellbound (1945)

A true Hitchcockian thriller with a strong theoretical basis in psychoanalytic psychology, Spellbound (1945, dir. Alfred Hitchcock) is a mystery wrapped in the symbolism of its own story. Psychiatrist Dr Constance Petersen (Ingrid Bergman), who is regarded as cold and emotionless by her peers, is charmed by the new director of the mental institution in […]

Blindspot 2015: The Quiet Earth (1985)

Have you ever chosen to watch a film solely based on an image that you’ve seen floating around the internet that originated from said film? This was my experience with The Quiet Earth (1985, dir. Geoff Murphy), and I was very pleasantly surprised. I had seen the image from the final scene of the film […]

Blindspot 2015: Survive Style 5+ (2004)

A strangely surreal, yet somewhat coherent film, Survive Style 5+ (2004, dir. Gen Sekiguchi) is relentlessly watchable as well as being completely ridiculous. Its synopsis is as follows: The film follows five simultaneous, loosely linked plot lines, that intertwine and scramble together. A man (Tadanobu Asano) keeps killing his wife (Reika Hashimoto) and burying her […]

My 2015 Blindspot Films

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 […]