My 2012 Blind Spot Series
Having got the idea from Anna @ Split Reel (who got the idea from Ryan @ The Matinee) I thought I too would select 12 films that exist as gaping holes in my film knowledge. Throughout 2012, I will be looking to view each of these films (one a month, at least). As a film addict and blogger people often think I have seen everything. Sadly, it is not true. I actually made a list earlier in the year - Films to See Before the End of 2011. Click the link to see how well I have done there (hint: not well). This list served as the basis for these selections (but I also had a quick flick through my 1001 Movies to See Before You Die book).
King Kong (Merian C. Cooper, 1933)
The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, 1939)
The Treasure of Sierra Madre (John Huston, 1948)
Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, 1952)
On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)
The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
The Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957)
Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966)
Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Bunuel, 1972)
Fanny And Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1982)
Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)
Here are this week's links:
Ruth @ ...Lets be Splendid About This shares her thoughts on We Need to Talk About Kevin, fast becoming one of the more divisive films of 2011.
Steve @ 1001Plus watched Robert Altman's MASH this week. It's not amongst my 'Altman Big Three' but it's a pretty iconic American film.
James @ Cinema Sights has been catching up with 2011 releases. This week he reviewed Win Win, Attack the Block and Source Code. All quality reads.
I have heard great things about The Yellow Sea (bad title!). Thomas Caldwell @ Cinema Autopsy shares his thoughts.
Anna @ Defiant Success takes a look at one of Kurosawa's best, Rashomon.
Sam @ Duke and the Movies reviews a film that could feature amongst the Oscar contenders (especially in the acting categories, anyway), My Week With Marilyn.
Tom @ Front Row Cinema looks at 10 Low Budget Sci-fi Films.
John @ John Likes Movies compiled a list this week that interested me very much - his Top 10 Seinfeld Episodes.
Another 5 Star review for Hugo. This time it's Daniel Kielman @ Man I Love Films.
Last month Colin @ Pick 'n' Mix Flix reviewed Bellflower, a film I watched recently. Though I admired Glodell's filmmaking a lot and thought it was pretty kick-ass, I had a few issues with it. Colin's write-up is very good.
Tyler @ Southern Vision lists the Ten Best Acting Performances He's Ever Seen.
Jessica @ The Velvet Cafe continues to post wonderful articles. She reviews one of my most anticipated films remaining to have a release in 2011, The Skin I Live In, and comes up with her unique Christmas Wish List.
So there you have it. Hope everyone has a great week!