December 24


2013 Blind Spot Series


The Blind Spot series originated earlier this year from an idea James McNally of Toronto Screen Shots had for catching up on iconic films that he had missed. The 2012 series ended up being quite a treat as I got to experience some truly wonderful films. While circumstances beyond my control made me abruptly remove two films, Badlands and Nashville, from the list, I was fortunate enough to replace them with equally memorable films like Ran and Days of Heaven. Keeping with the philosophy that Ryan McNeil of The Matinee had for posting Blind Spot series reviews on the last Tuesday of every month, here are the films that will make up my 2013 Blind Spot list:

Les Diaboliques (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955)
Le Samourai (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967)
Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1987)
Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977)
Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)
The Omega Man (Boris Sagal, 1971)
Pickpocket (Robert Bresson, 1959)
Judgment at Nuremberg (Stanley Kramer, 1961)
Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)
Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)
The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa, 1958)
Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis, 1950)
What twelve films are currently in your Blind Spot?