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One of the worst films of all time? Maybe. John Boorman’s Zardoz (1974) ponders the ethics of technological and societal advancement. Zed (Sean Connery) is a savage warrior whose society is bred for the purpose of killing. When Zed hides within a giant flying stone head (?), he mingles with…

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Today marks a very special day for me – it’s Film Grimoire’s two year blogiversary! It feels like it was only yesterday that I decided to make a film blog to exorcise my demonic opinions on film (and occasionally television), and I’m really happy I did. Thank you everyone for being lovely and for reading […]


What a month. September was a pretty interesting time for me, mainly a happy time as I have some really exciting things to look forward to next month that I can’t wait to announce! Also, I finally saw Birdman (2014). Meanwhile, here are some fun posts I collected during the month of September and wanted […]


When I learned the genre for September’s Genre Grandeur at Movierob was ‘favourite movies from the 70s’ I knew that I absolutely had to participate no matter what, since the 70s is probably my favourite decade for film. I decided to write about Grey Gardens (1975) – an amazing and iconic documentary that everyone should […]


The unrelenting terribleness of this film is neither benign nor merciful. The Pyramid (2014, dir. Grégory Levasseur) is a found footage-style supernatural thriller with Ancient Egyptian elements. Set amongst the riots in Cairo that occurred in 2013, a team of intrepid archaeologists has found a massive underground pyramid with a strange shape that makes it […]


This film is a work of art. The title of Koyaanisqatsi (1982, dir. Godfrey Reggio) loosely translates to “a life of moral corruption or turmoil”, “chaotic life”, or “a state of life that calls for another way of living”. If I could provide a general summary of this film at all, it would be that […]


A comedy film about three beautiful drag queens on a cross-country journey, To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar (1995, dir. Beeban Kidron) has a lot of heart and some gorgeous costume choices. Here’s the synopsis: After Vida Boheme and Noxeema Jackson win a major New York drag contest and a trip to Hollywood, […]

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Tokyo! (2008) is a collection of three short films, tied together by their location and surreal overtones. Three visionary directors team up for this bewildering film, each needing no introduction whatsoever – Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, and Bong Joon-ho. Each of the three short films has its own visual quirks,…


The winner of the Best Picture Oscar for 2014, Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014, dir. Alejandro G. Iñárritu) is a satirical drama about creative obsession, the quest for relevance, decaying and reviving relationships, and personal rebirth. Its synopsis is as follows: A washed up actor tries to reclaim his fame on Broadway […]


A film along the same lines as Jesus Camp (2006), Hell House (2001, dir. George Ratliff) is quite horrifying, but not for the reasons you would expect. A documentary based in Cedar Hill, Texas, Hell House tells us all about the people behind the Cedar Hill Trinity Church youth group and the construction of its […]


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