Ok, so I dropped the ball last year on this Blindspot series as I wanted to spend more time on my script. I’ve also blogged a lot less for the same reason and will continue doing so until my script is done. But given how much I’ve enjoyed discovering *old classics* or acclaimed films I’ve missed over the years, I thought I’d do it again this year. But instead of doing 12 films, I opt to do just 10 films in 2016.
As I did last year, I try to cover a variety of genres here, and include at least one that I don’t normally go for. In this case, I include… I’m also putting in one of the films I missed in 2015 (The Big Sleep). I included mostly classic films here but there are a couple that fulfilled two criteria I wanted to be represented on my list: a foreign film that’s preferably directed by a woman. Well, After the Wedding is an Oscar-nominated Danish film by Susanne Bier and Andrea Arnold‘s Fish Tank fit perfectly. I also have to have at least one period drama on here, and why not one directed by a woman (Sofia Copolla’s Marie Antoinette) as I’ve pledged to participate Women in Film‘s #52FilmsByWomen movement. Do join if you haven’t already!
Anyhoo, here’s my 10 picks in alphabetical order:
- 8 1/2 (1963)
- A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
- After the Wedding (2006)
- American Graffiti (1973)
- Fish Tank (2009)
- Funny Face (1957)
- Laura (1944)
- Marie Antoinette (2006)
- Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
- The Big Sleep (1946)
Per usual, I will just pick at random which film I want to see in a given month and I shall try to publish it in the first week of every month.
Well, have you seen any of these films? Which one(s) are your favorite?