Blindness and Passchendaele are among the finalists for the Writers Guild of Canada's Screenwriting Awards. I think I may have made my feelings about Passchendaele known previously (oh, yes I did), so let's move on to Blindness. Okay, seriously? Am I the only person who saw this movie (besides the two people I went with to the Bytowne?)? It's among the worst I've ever seen. It's so "arty" (read: unnecessary, distracting lighting choices) and "gritty" (read: unnecessary, sickening scenes), and the entire point? I don't have a clue because the movie decided not to make one. I understand that in the novel blindness is a metaphor for the breakdown of communication in modern society, but believe me when I tell you that that does not come across in the movie.