Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Ranking My 2014 Blind Spot Series Films

Tokyo Story

Here's a quick review of my latest year in blind spots. Note: Posts on each film are linked on the star ratings.

12. Foreign Correspondent (1940)
***

11. The Docks of New York (1928)
***1/2

10. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
***1/2

9. L'Eclisse (1962)
***1/2

8. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
****

7. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
****

6. Solaris (1972)
****

5. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
****

4. Tokyo Story (1953)
****

3. Man on Wire (2008)
****

2. Paris, Texas (1984)
****

1. Close-Up (1990)
****

10 comments:

  1. So cool. I'm going to try and do a similar post for mine as well.

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    1. Thanks man. Look forward to your post.

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  2. I love My Neighbor Totoro. I haven't seen the others -- I probably need a Blind Spots list of my own. :)

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    1. Yes, you should do a blind spot list. ;)

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  3. Great idea to rank them Josh! I only did 10 out of the 12 I planned on for this year, but after I posted the 10th review, I will do a Blindspot recap as well. Hey, just a suggestion, would you link the photo to the review instead of the image itself? :D

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    1. Thanks Ruth! I'll fix that in the post. ;)

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  4. Great idea for a list! You could even improve on the post by linking to your reviews. Just a thought. I've seen 8 here. Totoro is probably my fav of them, with Solaris 2nd and Close-Up 3rd. That top 3 might change if I rewatched them though.

    I managed 11 out of 12 of my blind spots. I enjoyed most of them, although Castle in The Sky (1986) underwhelmed me, and Birth of a Nation was a bit of a struggle to get through , so they would be near the end of my ranking. Story of Film by Mark Cousins would be 1st, with Come and See, Malcolm X, and Das Boot in 2nd , 3rd, and 4th

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    1. Thanks! Going to update the post with links shortly.

      I haven't seen Story of Film, but I love that Come and See, Malcolm X and Das Boot would be that high on your list.

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  5. I'm saddened to say I've only seen two of these (My Neighbor Totoro and Man on Wire), but I love them both, especially Miyazaki. Nice ranking, I'll be sure to check the rest of the films out soon!

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    1. Thanks! Hope you discover something you love!

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