[Hey, folks, sorry again about the lack of a second podcast this week. It's been tough scheduling recordings. Hopefully (keeping my fingers crossed) I'll be able to record a shitload within the next seven days, and will soon be able to return to my two-a-week schedule. In the meantime I've got something else for y'all...]
Seeing as motivation and I are not the greatest friends I decided to get me one of them thar New Year's resolutions the people seem to enjoy so well. So this year, I decided to become more active in the blogging community. Sometimes I forget that the world doesn't revolve around me, and that there's a whole world of wonderful movie writing out there just waiting for me to explore.
In the process of browsing numerous great blogs, I came across the site Toronto Screen Shots and James McNally's post on cinematic blind spots. For this series, James will watch and review, throughout 2012, 12 blind spot movies—movies that it would seem every film geek should have seen but he had somehow missed. And every film geek has these blind spot movies, no matter how much we'd like to deny it.
Well, I thought, that's a durn good idea. I'm gonna steal that. Yep, I'm gonna watch and review a different blind spot movie each month of 2012. So, without further adieu, here is a list of 12 of my blind spot movies:
Dances with Wolves
An American In Paris
Cleo from 5 to 7
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Red Shoes
Last Tango in Paris
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
Husbands and Wives
Withnail and I
By the way, the order that these films appear here does not necessarily reflect the order in which I'll watch them. That will all depend on how I goddamn feel each month. Also, I reserve the right to change this list depending on movie availability.