Author Archives: Anna (Film Grimoire)

Thoughts on… Get Out (2017)

Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he […]

January 2018 Favourites

The first month of 2o18 is all over and done with, and with the end of the month brings a new promise of Oscar season new releases and the earthly desire of a golden man statue . With another month gone, it is time to reflect on the good things. I’ve seen a whole bunch […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: All the Money in the World (2017)

Rome, 1973. Masked men kidnap a teenage boy named John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer). His grandfather, Jean Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer), is the richest man in the world, a billionaire oil magnate, but he’s notoriously miserly. His favorite grandson’s abduction is not reason enough for him to part with any of his fortune. All […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

In an effort to track down who raped and murdered her daughter, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) has three billboards erected outside her town of Ebbing, Missouri. They accuse the Sheriff (Woody Harrelson) of doing nothing to catch the killer. This causes a largely adverse reaction amongst the town’s folk , not least one of the […]

Thoughts on… The Villainess (2017)

Raised by gangsters and trained from a tender age to be a pitiless machine of death and destruction, the unequalled assassin Sook-Hee is finally captured. With the promise of a brand-new life, Sook-Hee is recruited by a nefarious Intelligence Agency as a sleeper agent that will be allowed to be free after a full decade […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real […]

Blindspot 2018: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

The year is 1926 and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, […]

Good Time (2017): “You ever do time before?”

Motivated by an almost ferocious love for his intellectually disabled brother, Nick, and an explosive mix of desperation and thirst for a better life, the abrasive and fledgling criminal, Connie, involves his sibling in an ill-conceived bank robbery that swears to be a quick and easy job. Instead, things go utterly wrong, and Nick will […]

My Top Ten Songs of 2017

I never talk about music here at Film Grimoire, unless it’s part of a film review. Which is strange, because I love music so much. But there comes a time, once a year, when I am forced to make a top ten list of my songs for the previous year. I don’t do this voluntarily […]

My 2018 Blindspot Films

2018 marks my fourth year of participating in the Blindspot challenge; a series which was initially started by Ryan of The Matinee, and which has turned out to be one of my favourite yearly traditions here at Film Grimoire. As always, there continues to be a never-ending list of films I feel like I should […]