July 2016 Favourites

fav-july2016Happy 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 shorter films. Thanks again to everyone who participated! Apart from that, here’s a selection of some of the posts I loved reading during July.

First off, Jay of Assholes Watching Movies (definitely not an asshole) reviewed a film I absolutely cannot wait to see – Swiss Army Man (2016). An excellent review which served to exacerbate my personal hype for the film. Courtney of NOLA Film Vibes also reviewed the film, describing it as “anย amazing take on life, loneliness and personal identity”. I can’t wait.

Resident poet Cindy of cindybruchman.com got to travel around Greece during July, and I loved her travel posts which had some lovely photography. I particularly loved her post on the magical island of Santorini, one of my favourite places in the entire world. Posts like this are such an inspiration to get out and travel more!

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What’s in the box!? Brad of Hard Ticket to Home Video explores the iconic box scene from David Fincher’s Seven (1995) in their regular Shake the Scene series. Within the context of pretty shitty social/political events that occurred during July, this post turns to the wisdom of Morgan Freeman to look towards the future.

I love enjoying films, but to a certain extent I also really love hating certain films (cough). Table9Mutant of Cinema Parrot Disco compiled a list of her top ten most hated films since starting her blog in November 2012 – which is no mean feat since she would have reviewed bazillions. Perhaps this post could act as a list of films to avoid. Or a list of films to hate-watch. Either way, good fun!

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I reviewed a certain amazing film called Zardoz (1974) back in the day, but last month I had the opportunity to read Roderick’s review at Wonders in the Darkprobably one of the best reviews I’ve read on this beautiful mess of a film. Go and read it now!

And lastly, this very interesting post over at Movie Morlocks documents an interesting aspect of film history: whatever happened to the gargantuan Egyptian film sets built for Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1925)? The post contains an interesting interview about the archaeological excavations that took place in order to find an answer, and a documentary that was in the process of being filmed in order to share the archaeological findings with the world.

Bit of a short post this month. A short one but a good one. What did you enjoy during the month of July? Feel free to share below!

9 comments

  1. The best movie of July for me was probably Swiss Army Man ๐Ÿ™‚ Other than that, it’s been a pretty slow summer…

    1. I absolutely cannot wait for that one! It has been a bit slow lately, hasn’t it?

  2. I love the concept of “your personal hype”. That’s kind of excellent.

    1. Me too! But it gets me into trouble sometimes. See: American Hustle.

  3. Great run down Anna, the blogathon was fantastic, was a great turn out and some other brilliant posts mentioned! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks heaps Emma! I’m so pleased with the turnout! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks again for participating!

      1. my pleasure! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Thanks for the link! Sorry – been on holiday so just catching up on my notifications now. Definitely going to check some of these links out to see what I’ve missed. Hmm… Not even heard of Swiss Army Man! I’ll click that link first. : )

    1. You’re welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s all good, I’ve been a bit quiet over here lately and am just catching up on notifications now! Swiss Army Man still looks amazing, and I still haven’t seen it. I need to fix that post haste!

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