I've always been equal parts fascinated and terrified by the concept of blindness. The expertly crafted Notes on Blindness accesses not only this fear that, truthfully, we all share, but indirectly touches on cinema's almost paradoxical interest in the absence of sight.
Lip-synching to a collection of theologian John Hull’s audio tapes, Dan Renton Skinner delivers a painfully human performance, providing, in a touchingly profound regard, a visual depiction of sightlessness.
Hull's work is something undoubtedly transcendent as it captures periods of reflection deep, intimate, and heartbreaking, although it is important to not just assess the picture on the strengths of its subject matter alone.
Fortunately, this proves no obstacle. Spinney and Middleton's interpretation of the source material…