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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 […]

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 2016: Cat People (1942)

Hailed as one of the more iconic early horror films, Cat People (1942, dir. Jacques Toumeur) is a story of mythology, paranoia, and repressed sexuality, starring Simone Simon, Kent Smith, and Jane Randolph. Its synopsis is as follows: When naval construction designer Oliver Reed (Kent Smith) sees Serbian born beauty Irena Dubrovna (Simone Simon) at […]

Blindspot 2016: Magnolia (1999)

Magnolia (1999, dir. P. T. Anderson) is probably the film that I have been most looking forward to seeing out of my Blindspot list this year. I love and adore P. T. Anderson (also known as Paul Thomas Anderson), and I adored watching Boogie Nights (1997) for my Blindspot challenge last year. Will Magnolia match […]