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On the corner of 72nd St and Central Park West sits a very imposing looking building called The Dakota, or as it’s called in Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby (1968), The Bramford. The Bramford is home to Guy and Rosemary Woodhouse, and their strange neighbours Roman and Minnie Castevet. I was pretty psyched to get to […]

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The first of my New York City travel posts is conveniently of the film location closest to where I’m staying. On the corner of 144th St and Convent Avenue in the Hamilton Heights area is the residence used for the exteriors of the house in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), directed by Wes Anderson. With its […]

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Hi all, just a brief update following up from my anniversary post! I’m heading off overseas today to stay in New York City for about two weeks, to do a bit of exploring and sightseeing, and also to help out my partner who’s producing a film in the city. From today onwards (until the 7th […]

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Today I watched two short films, both of which were surreal and amazing, but very different from one another.

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The twenty second James Bond film, and the second for Daniel Craig as the infamous secret agent, Quantum of Solace (2008) is probably best known for its overtly flowery title which a lot of people didn’t really understand. The story is as follows: James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious […]

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Facebook has forever changed the way people socialise, for better or worse. The Social Network (2010), directed by David Fincher, tells the story of Facebook’s humble beginnings – with Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg) and his college friend Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield) setting up the site, along with notorious entrepreneur Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake) […]

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Based on Bret Easton Ellis’ novel of the same name, American Psycho (2000) is a darkly humorous cult film starring Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman – Wall Street executive by day, ruthless murderer by night. In this film, we follow Patrick as he attempts to hide his violent tendencies and thirst for blood from his […]

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It seemed like this film would never arrive in cinemas. The promos and posters kept rolling out endlessly, and with this level of hype, it felt like a long time to wait. But here it finally is, and it’s a doozy. Directed by the one and only David Fincher and based on the book by […]

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Directed by Jennie Livingston and filmed in the mid to late 80s, Paris Is Burning (1990) is a cult documentary that focuses on the New York City drag scene of the 80s; its drag balls, vogue culture, and the various characters and groups that helped to make the drag scene what it is today. Paris […]

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Today marks my one year anniversary of writing here at Film Grimoire! I’m actually pretty excited and have a couple of fun things to announce.

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