It’s been quite some time since I’ve assisted the erudite seekers of knowledge who find their way to my blog. Search & Rescue is a series of posts where I address the strangely specific search terms that appear on my stats page, and help people out with answers to their questions. Here is a selection […]

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Starring the beautiful Ryan Gosling, before his famous “hey girl” internet meme, Lars and the Real Girl (2007) is a compelling character drama about the titular Lars – a shy, anti-social, but sweet young man who lives in his brother’s garage. Lars has a fairly insular life and barely interacts…


I’ve mentioned a couple of times here at Film Grimoire that I have a partner named Adam who is a James Bond superfan. He first started watching the Bond films at the tender age of 7, but became obsessed with the series at age 11. He’s such a superfan that he’s participated on a James Bond […]


The finale of famed writer Jean Cocteau’s Orphic Trilogy, and directed by and starring the writer himself, The Testament of Orpheus (1960) is a beautifully constructed work of surrealist and symbolic art that ruminates on creativity, film, fame, and the nature of reality. The synopsis of the trilogy is as follows: Realizing he is not […]

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The newest James Bond outing is finally here, and it’s a doozy. Spectre (2015, dir. Sam Mendes) is set in an uncertain time in the Bond universe, where the tried and true Double-O program is at risk of being shut down in favour of advanced technology and surveillance programs. Whilst internal politics at MI6 threaten […]


Directed by Judd Apatow, Trainwreck (2015) is a romantic comedy written by Amy Schumer, with her characteristic sharp wit and sexual overtones. Its synopsis is as follows: Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy. (source) I actually saw this […]


Turns out I have more fun film things to share from my trip! Technically this isn’t a film location, but I felt compelled to share this photo as it’s quite special to me. One of the highlights of my recent trip to London was visiting the Bond In Motion exhibit at the London Film Museum […]


Set in the creepy catacombs of Paris and shot on location inside their seemingly endless depths, As Above, So Below (2014) is yet another found footage horror film, except it isn’t as lame as other offerings available. We follow adventurous scholar Scarlett Marlowe (Perdita Weeks) and her team of intrepid explorers, including reluctant ex-lover George […]


A juggernaut of children’s cinema now embedded in our pop culture landscape forevermore, Frozen (2013) entered the public consciousness with a very loud bang. Telling the story of two royal young women with different paths in life, its synopsis is as follows: When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice […]


I think October was a pretty excellent month. I travelled overseas to visit the bustling metropolis of London for two weeks and found some fun film locations there, not to mention had many other good times as well. I’m back to normal life and work now, but the memories made during my trip will stick […]


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