Last year, as I mentioned in my clean up post last week, I participated for the first time in the series of articles called The Blindspot Series. And with my unannounced and barely noted sabbatical from writing and all things internet to the end of half of last year I hope to keep on top of my Blindspots this year.
Last year I found myself pushing into a lot of pre-determined classics that I had yet to see. This year I’m getting a little bit weirder, while at the same time working with some of those very well known classics that I should really get out of the way by now. I have a few films from most recent years and some from years that not many alive now remember existing if we weren’t so preoccupied with writing history down.
Anyways, without further ado, my schedule of films for this year:
January – Breaking the Waves (1996) (dir. Lars von Trier)
February – Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) (dir. F. W. Murnau)
March – Late Spring (1949) (dir. Yasujiro Ozu)
April – The White Balloon (1995) (dir. Jafar Panahi)
May – Sholay (1975) (dir. Ramesh Sippy)
June – 3-Iron (2004) (dir. Ki-duk Kim)
July – Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) (dir. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
August – The Great Dictator (1940) (dir. Charles Chaplin)
September – Chungking Express (1994) (dir. Wong Kar Wai)
October – Only Angels Have Wings (1939) (dir. Howard Hawks)
November – The African Queen (1951) (dir. John Huston)
December – Three Colors: Red, White & Blue (1993 – 1994) (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)
What are you watching this year?