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BlindSpot 2019, February: Natural Born Killers

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As some of you might remember, this was not my first choice for blindspotting this month. I fully intended to watch the Three Colours trilogy but time is an awful thing – it runs out! So when I realised I had a busy weekend ahead, and only 2 days to watch three movies, I almost gave up. But as you can see, giving up means just going ahead and knocking off a pick from next month.…

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BlindSpot 2019, January: Solaris

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My first Blindspot entry for 2019 is Solaris and I couldn’t be more proud. Not only did I watch an almost 3 hour movie, it was also in Russian, making me read subtitles throughout. Those who know me, know, that subtitles so not appeal to me. Neither do really long movies. But sci-fi is one of my favourite genres, so I’m excited to have knocked off Solaris from my Blindspot list.…

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Blindspot 2018, December: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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What better way to end the year 2018 than with my last Blindspot entry?! I think it’s the most fitting end, as it also reflects my year quite well. There were a few bad things, some ugly things, but it was mostly good! Plus, your girl here finished her first Blindspot year with flying colours. All the movies are reviewed, you can find the list at the end. Also, if you want to know what I will be watching for…

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The 2019 Blind Spot Challenge

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Can’t believe 2018 is almost over and it’s time to look towards 2019! Since I managed to be so good with my Blind Spot challenge this year, I decided to challenge myself even more in 2019. Well, that’s at least how I feel when I look at my list of 14 movies. And yes, I’m doing another trilogy month. But also, the latest movie made in this list came out in 1994. That’s pretty awesome in my opinion! That being…

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Blindspot 2018, November: The Graduate

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When I sat down to watch The Graduate, I only knew its famous last scene where the characters drive off in a bus, looking sad and defeated. There wasn’t even a moment where I thought this is the movie with the famous “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me!” quote!! Like, this is where the Mrs. Robinson figure of speech comes from. A bit baffled by it, I continued watching and here are my final thoughts.…

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BLINDSPOT 2018, OCTOBER: BOOGIE NIGHTS

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RIP Burt Reynolds It’s a bitter coincidence that my 2018 Blindspot October pick happens to include one of Burt Reynolds’ famous roles. Reynolds, who died a little over a month ago, was a film legend in his own right. My first Boogie Nights experience was definitely affected by seeing this man on screen so soon after his passing. But the movie also features Phillip Seymour Hoffman, which simply adds salt to the wounds. Because its Hoffman’s early passing, leaving his…

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BLINDSPOT 2018, AUGUST: TAXI DRIVER

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It’s too early to say, since I have four movies to go, but I think Taxi Driver is my favourite Blindspot pick of this year. Better than 2001: A Space Odyssey, better than the Before trilogy, and yes, a little better than The Shining. With Taxi Driver I felt more at ease, and more pleased by the end of it. Because the focus matter, the topic, the themes – it all sort of clicked.…

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Blindspot 2018, June: Brick

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The reason I added this 2005 film to my Blindspot list was simple. I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and have seen most of his films. With that in mind, I set myself a goal to watch his lesser known film Brick. The fact that it’s also the directorial debut for Rian Johnson, was simply a coincidence. Turns out, adding Brick was like getting hit by a brick.…

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