Blindspot 2014: Schindler's List

I’m ending my 2014 Blindspot line-up on a bit of a sombre note, as I finally check out Steven Spielberg’s Oscar winning Holocaust drama Schindler’s List.  Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) is a Nazi businessman in the Kraków Ghetto of Poland, who hires Jews, including his administrator Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley), to work in his factories.  […]

Blindspot 2014: Suspiria

As per tradition, I have gone with a horror film for my October blindspot selection.  This year I decided to watch Suspiria, which is probably the most well-known film by Italian horror master Dario Argento and is also the first entry of Argento’s Three Mothers Trilogy, which continued with the films Inferno (1980) and The […]

Blindspot 2014: Goodfellas

It is time for my second Martin Scorsese blindspot of the year, as I watch his 1990 mafia drama Goodfellas.  Based on true events, the film tells of the story of Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), who has always idolized the mafia and he begins working for a local crime family as a teenager, being taken […]

Blindspot 2014: Se7en

The post may contains SPOILERS This month I watched the thriller Se7en, the sophomore film by director David Fincher.  William R. Somerset (Morgan Freeman) is a homicide detective, a week away from retirement, who is partnered with the short tempered new transfer David Mills (Brad Pitt).  Somerset and Mills are tracking down a serial killer, […]

Blindspot 2014: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

This month I head to the old west for, Sergio Leone’s classic 1966 Spaghetti Western, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.  The third film in Leone’s Dollars Trilogy, the film is set during the American Civil War and focuses on “Blondie,” aka the Man with No Name (Clint Eastwood), who has an uneasy partnership […]

Blindspot 2014: Oldboy

This month I watched South Korean director Park Chan-wook’s 2003 revenge thriller Oldboy.  Businessman Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik) is kidnapped and locked away in a hotel-like prison, while also finding out that he has been framed for the murder of his wife.  After being locked away for 15 years, Oh Dae-su is suddenly released and […]

Blindspot 2014: Casablanca

This month, I chose to watch, one of the all-time classic screen romances, Michael Curtiz’s Casablanca.  During the Second World War, the Moroccan city of Casablanca is a place where refugees wait in purgatory, while they try to find a way to obtain letters of transit, so they can be free to escape to America.  […]

Blindspot 2014: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

For this month’s blindspot, I go back to 1998 and the debut film of British director Guy Ritchie, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.  Four friends, Eddie (Nick Moran), Tom (Jason Flemyng), Bacon (Jason Statham), and Soap (Dexter Fletcher), pool together £100,000 as the buy-in for a high-stakes card game Eddie is playing against crime […]

Blindspot 2014: Fantastic Mr. Fox

This month saw the release of, the latest film by Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel, which I saw last week.  As such, it seemed fitting that I make my blindspot selection this month the only film of Anderson’s that I had yet to see.  Fantastic Mr. Fox is based on the book by Roald […]