Old Hollywood

I’ve decided to have a separate category for Old Hollywood themed posts because I KNOW you classics loving people want no distractions. So come and get unapologetically immersed in this era of lush black and white visuals, handsome chiseled men, and fierce femme fatales.

Five ‘Private Eye’ Classic Movies · TMP

This Thursday Movie Picks is all about private investigators, so here's five 'private eye' classic movies that I've seen and - mostly - loved.

Blind Spot 02: All That Heaven Allows (1955)

For my February Blind Spot pick I figured nothing would be more fitting than one of the most famous and acclaimed romantic movies of all time, All That Heaven Allows (1955).

Blind Spot Series: 2019 Edition!

Calling all blindspotters for a new edition of the Blind Spot Series! Challenge yourself to watch 12 great movies this year, and join us!

Blind Spot Series: 2018 Challenge Round-Up!!

The end of the year is approaching, which means we're wrapping up another edition of the Blind Spot Series! Read on for all the entries.

Blind Spot 10: Bride of Frankenstein (1935), dir. James Whale

Being October, the pick for the Blind Spot Series could only be a horror movie. Here's what I thought of the classic Bride of Frankenstein (1935).

Blind Spot 09: Det Sjunde Inseglet, or The Seventh Seal (1957), dir. Ingmar Bergman

For September's Blind Spot I picked Ingmar Bergman's classic take on religion and mortality, The Seventh Seal (1957).
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Blind Spot 08: Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo (1966), dir. Sergio Leone

This month's Blind Spot is the classic western by italian director Sergio Leone, Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo (1966). Starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef, it's hailed as one the absolute best movies of all time, but did it live up to the hype? Or was I just bored out of my mind?

Blind Spot 06: Paths of Glory (1957), dir. Stanley Kubrick

For the month of June I picked Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory (1957) as my Blind Spot! This director's controversial anti-war movie approaches the themes of glory seeking and dehumanisation in times of war with his trademark aesthetics and dark humour.

Blind Spot 05: Metropolis (1927), dir. Fritz Lang

In this ambitious masterpiece of 1920s sci-fi, we find a silent movie from notorious director Frizt Lang that explores class inequality with stunning, eccentric visuals that will haunt your dreams.

Blind Spot 04: La Notte, 1961

For April's Blind Spot Series challenge I picked Michelangelo Antonioni's La Notte, from 1961. A lush classic Italian movie starring Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, and Monica Vitti.

Blind Spot 02: Love With The Proper Stranger, 1963

For February's Blind Spot I picked the classic Love With The Proper Stranger (1963), starring Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen as the romantic leads. But if you think this is just another classic romcom, think again! Mulligan's film deals with female independence, unwanted pregnancies, and the illusion of idealised love.
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