December 03

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2014 Blind Spot Series

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You know we are officially approaching the end of the year when the web is a buzz with best film of the year discussion! For me the end of the year signifies another round of the Blind Spot Series. Created two years ago by James McNally, and championed by Ryan McNeil, the series is designed to encourage us film lovers to catch up on films that we have been procrastinating on seeing for some reason or another. Though I still have two more Blind Spot films to see before year’s end, 2013 was another great year of cinematic discovery. I finally ventured into the works of Tarkovsky, Bresson, Eisenstein, Melville and Clouzot just to name a few. Here are the films I plan to watch as part of the 2014 Blind Spot Series:

Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg, 1976)
Mother India (Mehboob Khan, 1957)
Au hasard Baltazar (Robert Bresson, 1966)
Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)
The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, 1939)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1943)
Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, 1952)
F for Fake (Orson Welles, 1973)
Audition (Takashi Miike, 1990)
L’ Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)
The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)

What films are currently in your cinematic blind spot?