Blindness

Blindness has enjoyed a wide release for one day now, and already, the naysayers are complaining. ‘Why should we watch something so sad?’ ‘What’s redeeming about a film that makes me think?’ Blindness isn’t as noble as the book it’s based on, but should be seen, nonetheless.  For those that rely on the cinema solely for escapism, avoid this film, stick to romantic comedies.  But those of the opinion that... Read More

Blindness – A Book Review

For my first Lit Flicks Challenge book, I chose to read Blindness by Nobel prize winner Jose Saramago. The book was optioned in to a movie. I caught a glimpse of it a few months ago, and can’t wait to see it. It is an official selection of the Toronto Film Festival, as well as the Cannes Festival. Blindness is the story of a society who’s citizens start going blind at an exponential rate.  It follows a group of people who are quarantined... Read More

Blindness

Going to see X-Piles wasn’t a complete waste of time.  Well, the 100 minutes of tense music, enthusiastic Mulder and perpetually skeptical Scully was a waste of time, but the trailers before hand provided some very interesting prospects for the near future.  Of which the most promising is Blindness. This movie seems to have everything going for it.  Literally, everything.  It’s directed by Fernando Meirelles.  The man we can thank... Read More