My 2018 Blind Spot Choices & Blog Resolutions

Well, it’s Year 6 of my blog & Year 3 of me doing this Blind Spot Project where we make ourselves watch 12 movies in a year that we’ve been meaning to watch for ages. Most people choose classics but I like to mix it up with some random shit as well since watching 12 “worthy classics” sounds like a drag. Besides, I have my IMDB Top 250 Challenge for the boring stuff!

Having said that, though, I’ve chosen far too many worthy films this year (some of which will also double up with the IMDB Top 250 thing). Other than the below Christian Slater movie… Sorry – there’s no longer any excuse for me having never seen a movie starring one of my teenage crushes in my favorite movie decade (I’m sure it’s not great). I have to admit that I’m not overly excited about a lot that are on this list, though. Hopefully I’ll feel differently at the end of 2018 since they’re obviously critically acclaimed for a reason. And, again, I have several “alternate” choices due to possible lack of availability and/or time and/or depending on what the hubby will let me watch without him.

So here are My 2018 Blind Spot Choices:

The French Connection

Citizen Kane

Midnight Express

Enter The Dragon

Gandhi

Atonement

Fiddler On The Roof

Quadrophenia

Metropolis

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Gleaming The Cube

The Gold Rush

Alternates:

El Topo
Tetsuo
Solaris (1972)
Once Upon A Time In America
The Right Stuff
Lawrence Of Arabia
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Paprika

2018 Blog Resolutions:

I already covered this on my big five-year blogiversary post but my “blog resolutions” are simple this year: To reduce the time I spend on this blog.

As much as I enjoy this online movie diary, I really need to focus on other stuff going on in my life. I’ll still log everything I watch in 2018 & do “month-in-review” posts where I’ll briefly discuss what I saw & read each month.

Here’s what I’ll still be posting:

Blind Spot Movie Reviews: One each month, probably toward the end of the month.

Reviews of 2018 UK cinema releases: I’ll still try to review all the current films that I watch since this is what people are most interested in discussing.

Monthly Recap Posts At The End Of Each Month: To briefly discuss everything that I watched & read each month.

Other than that, I’ll sometimes post reviews of movies I watch at home if I can be bothered or if they’re in the IMDb Top 250 or if one is so fantastic that I absolutely MUST tell you all about it! πŸ˜‰ And, maybe once in a blue moon, I’ll
post a Top Ten list. People seem to enjoy them but I’m burnt out & need a break from them.

That’s it! I won’t completely abandon this place and I’ll still be on Twitter (it’s far less time-consuming but also full of angry people who stress me out). I wish you all a wonderful 2018!

Last week I posted all my 2017 Year-End Lists:

IMDB Top 250 Challenge Update: Only 50 Left To Go

My 2017 Blind Spot Movies: Ranked

My Top Ten Books Read In 2017

My Top Ten Movies Watched At Home In 2017

My Top Ten Movies Of 2017

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24 thoughts on “My 2018 Blind Spot Choices & Blog Resolutions

  1. Definitely a fair chunk of worthy movies on there. There’s a lot of pressure on Citizen Kane in particular, but I actually enjoyed it. And if you get really fed up with them, at least you’ve got Bruce Lee hitting people!

    • I’ve watched quite a few now! I’m soooo behind on my blog. I did like Citizen Kane but didn’t LOVE it. It’s one where I wonder if I need to know more about filmmaking to really appreciate it. I’m halfway through Enter The Dragon and I’m loving it so far! πŸ™‚

  2. I LOVE Atonement! I actually had three of these films on past Blind Spots myself. Metropolis, Citizen Kane, and The French Connection. The latter being my favorite of the three.

  3. I’ve only seen half of these myself, but I do love Girl Who Leapt through Time and Fiddler on the Roof and greatly admire Citizen Kane. Not a fan of French Connection, though. Hope you enjoy these! I do love this Blindspot series.

    • I’m so behind on replying to comments that I’ve now seen quite a few of these! πŸ˜‰ Didn’t love Citizen Kane or The French Connection as much as I was hoping. Oh! And I got an Amazon voucher as a gift and bought four anime films, including King Of Thorn. πŸ™‚

  4. I always thought you wore the trousers in your household! πŸ˜‰

    Quadrophenia is one of my all-time fave films but VERY British.

    Be warned that there are two versions of The Gold Rush – I only saw the 1942 “remixed” version, so I’d advise you to hunt down the 1925 original if you can.

    Also, you’ll need to see the fully restored version of Metropolis which came out a couple of years ago. If it isn’t over 2 1/2 hours long then it is an earlier version.

    Enjoy! πŸ™‚

    • Ha! I wish. I think the kid is in charge of our household. πŸ˜‰ Quadrophenia should be interesting. I’ve lived here for years & still not watched a lot of classic British films! Ugh – I hate there being more than one version of films. Stresses me out. πŸ˜‰ I have a Chaplin box set so it’s hopefully the proper version. Metropolis is something I recorded off TV. God knows WHAT version that is! Lol. Damn.

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