Blindspot 2019

I already waffled on a lot at the start of my 2019 WDYMYHS list, so if you’ve not read that then do check it out for a full introduction to what this is all about.

The relevant part, though, is that this is a list of 12 films I should’ve seen but haven’t that I must watch this year — and, because I’m doing both WDYMYHS and Blindspot, that’s 24 films I must watch. Whereas the WDYMYHS selection contains 12 films chosen by consulting lists of great movies to find what the consensus feels I should’ve seen, these Blindspot choices are simply personally selected from my DVD/Blu-ray collection. Nonetheless, I do try to add a bit of variety to the mix, with different countries, genres, and eras represented.

Anyway, here’s what I picked out this year, in alphabetical order…


All the President’s Men
All the President's Men


The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club


Les diaboliques
Les diaboliques


Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler


Dracula
Dracula


The Ipcress File
The Ipcress File


The Killer
The Killer


The Player
The Player


Rififi
Rififi


Rope
Rope


Scott Pilgrim
vs. the World
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World


Starship Troopers
Starship Troopers

Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler is actually a two-part film (why so many online sources insist on listing it only as one movie when it seems to have been originally released as two, I don’t know), so you could argue I’ve given myself 25 films to watch for these challenges this year. Have I bitten off more than I can chew? Only time will tell…

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2 thoughts on “Blindspot 2019

  1. I’ll be fascinated to hear how well The Killer holds up today, I haven’t seen it since back in the VHS days, but it was so cool and hip back then, before shots of slo-mo doves and choreographed fighting became so, well, ordinary. Thinking about it, it’s a wonder Woo never made a Marvel movie, his dance-like violence would seem a perfect fit for something ‘R-rated comicbook’ like Deadpool.

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    • Funny how what was once regarded as cool, cutting edge, and desirable can swing right the other way to being considered cheesy, ridiculous, and unwanted. I guess in that respect Woo was a bit too early for Marvel films — his style was falling out of favour by the time he did M:I-2, and that came out the same year as X-Men.

      Still, I’ll be interested to see what I make of The Killer now — I rewatched Face/Off and M:I-2 last year and, though I still enjoyed them, I didn’t love either as much as I used to.

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