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).
For September's Blind Spot I picked Ingmar Bergman's classic take on religion and mortality, The Seventh Seal (1957).
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?
In this month's Blind Spot we dive into the French New Wave, with gorgeous sceneries, poetic dialogue, and a mesmerizing Brigitte Bardot: this is Le Mépris (1963).
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.
March's Blind Spot is here, and yet again I was fooled by a sentimental title and beautiful leads. Read on to find how Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948), starring the brilliant Joan Fontaine, surprised me (and maybe not in a good way?).
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.