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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 […]

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For this blogathon, dedicated to the one and only Joan Crawford and being hosted by Crystal of In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood, I knew I had to pick one Crawford film I’d never seen before. I decided to pick the psychological thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), directed by Robert […]

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This newest review for A Timely Blogathon, hosted over here and at Movierob, comes from JW of Film & Nuance – whose blog I enjoy ever so much, and you should definitely check out. Rather than sussing out an indie masterpiece for this blogathon, JW chose to write about an action classic that is a […]

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This post is the next entry in this month’s A Timely Blogathon being run by Anna of Film Grimoire and myself.  This review of Hell and Back (2015) by Tom of  Digital Shortbread Check out his site which is filled with movie reviews, (long and short ones), actor profiles, 30 on 30 reviews and lots…

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Next up for A Timely Blogathon, hosted over here and at Movierob, is Catherine of Thoughts All Sorts‘ take on Run Lola Run (1998), otherwise known in its native German as Lola Rennt. Recently, Jordan of Epileptic Moondancer also reviewed Run Lola Run for this blogathon, which goes to show just how classic this film […]

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