The Lobster

Director Yorgos Lanthimos’ sixth feature film, The Lobster (2015), is a strange and wonderful affair; a film that will stick in your mind for quite some time. It’s a story about the state of courtship and love in an unfamiliar, uncompromising, and mildly upsetting future. Its synopsis is as follows: In a dystopian near future, […]

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Hello everyone! I’m back from a little unplanned/unexpected/unannounced hiatus from blogging. Work has been slightly nuts this month, so I’ve been coming home and trying to get as little ‘screen time’ as possible. However, that has not stopped me from becoming obsessed with the Jackson Hole town square livestream (seriously necessary viewing). I’ve been watching […]

Thus far, I’ve participated in the “Against the Crowd” blogathon in 2014, and in 2015, and now it’s time to participate in 2016! Like I said back in 2014: Everyone has those films where you think, “This is not as good as people believe it to be”, or conversely, “I wish more people loved this!”. […]

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Three eccentric criminals and Humphrey Bogart as a private eye join together in this classic film noir which has captured the imaginations of viewers since its release. The plot synopsis for The Maltese Falcon (1941, dir. John Huston) is as follows: Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded 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…

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The first of director Michelangelo Antonioni’s trilogy regarding modern love and its discontents, L’Avventura (1960) is a story about a strange kind of grief after a mysterious disappearance, a story of an anxious and disenchanted society, and a story of love lost and found in an unlikely place. Its synopsis is as follows: A group […]

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An Australian documentary slash Greek tragedy, All This Mayhem (2014, dir. Eddie Martin) is a story about the rise and downfall of professional skateboarding brothers Tas and Ben Pappas. Its synopsis is as follows: All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen […]

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Happy August everyone! I hope everyone has had a great first week of this eighth month of 2016. For this post though, I’d like to reminisce on times gone by… that is, July 2016. July was a pretty awesome month here at Film Grimoire as Rob of Movierob and I hosted A Timely Blogathon, celebrating […]

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Here at Film Grimoire and over at Movierob, July has been the month of A Timely Blogathon – the blogathon that Rob and I brainstormed and created to celebrate shorter films of 90 minutes or less. As July has now come to an end, so too has the blogathon, and I just wanted to thank […]

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Alain Resnais’ confronting short documentary Night and Fog (1955), known in its native French as Nuit et Brouillard, focuses on the atrocities of war – more specifically, the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Resnais directs his keen eye on the Auschwitz camp in particular, showing us the different buildings and areas of the […]