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For this month’s next entry for Genre Grandeur February – Coming of Age movie’s, here’s a review of An Education (2009) by Anna of Film Grimoire Thanks again to Justine of Justine’s movie blog for choosing this month’s genre. Next month’s Genre, chosen by  this morning’s reviewer Anna of Film Grimoire will be Latin Director movies.…

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Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog immortalises the paleolithic Chauvet Cave paintings in Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010), a documentary that showcases and explores the oldest cave paintings ever discovered, located in Southern France. The paintings in the cave have been dated back to as early as 32,000 BCE, making them very extraordinary indeed. They contain […]

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Based on the amazing book by Cormac McCarthy, The Road (2009, dir. John Hillcoat) is a post-apocalyptic drama that follows a man (Viggo Mortensen) and his son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) as they attempt to survive after a mysterious cataclysmic event that has killed most plant and animal life. The man and his son are travelling south […]

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Nothing better than a film poster where a man is clearly about to beat the crap out of his girlfriend, but in a sexy way. Confounding lovers of good writing everywhere, Fifty Shades of Grey (2015, dir. Sam Taylor-Johnston) was a runaway literary success in 2011 and 2012. Written by E. L. James and initially […]

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A childhood classic for every 90s kid, Jumanji (1995, dir. Joe Johnston) is based on the children’s book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. When Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce) find a mysterious and magical board game in their new house, they unwittingly release a man from within it; Alan Parrish […]

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It’s not a secret that I have a little obsession with Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby (1968). I’ve written a review on it, plus a post on the visuals and cinematography, and Rosemary herself proudly appears at the top of my website. I even found two locations from the film when I visited New York City […]

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The feature directorial debut of science fiction aficionado George Lucas, THX 1138 (1971) is an Orwellian-style adventure. In a mysterious and unnamed future dystopian society, the population is controlled by drugs and invididuals are forbidden from feeling emotions. Worker THX 1138 (Robert Duvall) lives with his roommate LUH 3417 (Maggie McOmie). The two begin to […]

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Sometimes all you need in your film-watching life is a cheesy and gory horror film by a classic Italian director. Suspiria (1977) was directed by Dario Argento and is one of the staples of the giallo genre – defined as a murder mystery style of film, generally Italian-made, which contains a lot of blood, guts, […]

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A surprisingly poignant and affecting teenage drama, The Spectacular Now (2013 dir. James Ponsoldt) captures the trials and tribulations of two young lovers who are the same age but at completely different stages in their lives. A synopsis: Sutter Keely lives in the now. It’s a good place for him. A high school senior, charming […]

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Originally posted on Isaacs Picture Conclusions:
Hi everyone! This is Anna from Film Grimoire, here to take over Shitfest for the day. Shitfest is one of my most favourite blogging events purely due to the amazing amount of snarkiness that arises from the depths of the internet during this hallowed occasion. Everyone gets into the…

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Welcome to 2015, everybody! I hope everyone had an amazing January and is getting to work on their New Year’s resolutions. I haven’t gotten anywhere to be honest (also known as, I still haven’t seen Interstellar), but there’s always the next eleven months to fix that. In the mean time, here are some of my […]

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Imagine finding a huge stash of undeveloped photo negatives with very mysterious origins. What would you do? In Finding Vivian Maier (2013), director John Maloof tells of how he discovered thousands of negatives shot by the secretive hoarder Vivian Maier – a nanny, a self-proclaimed spy, and all-around intriguing personality – and documents the process […]

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