Author Archives: Anna (Film Grimoire)

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Wonder Woman (2017)

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man […]

Blindspot 2017: The Conversation (1974)

Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is a surveillance expert who can bug people at anytime and anywhere. Living in a isolated world, his business is his work. One day, he records a young couple, having a conversation in a park in San Francisco. When he finally is able to pierced together the entire recording, he soon […]

Blindspot 2017: Marathon Man (1976)

A suspenseful thriller film with a solid historical backbone, Marathon Man (1976) plays host to some masterful performances between actors who share excellent chemistry, and some iconic scenes that are so anxiety-provoking that they are almost physically painful. Its synopsis is as follows: A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an […]

May 2017 Favourites

We made it to the middle of the year! I can’t believe it’s June already, and I’m wondering where all the time went. Seems like this year has gone by faster than most, even though I seem to say that at the beginning of every month. We woke up to some very upsetting and disturbing […]

Five Things You Need to Know Before You Watch the ‘Twin Peaks’ Reboot

To say I was excited and extremely hyped up for this reboot of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks franchise is the biggest understatement of the year. I was probably more excited for this than season seven of Game of Thrones, and that’s a ridiculous thing for me to say. I’ve loved Twin Peaks for a very, […]

Thoughts on… Boxing Helena (1993)

Directed by Jennifer Lynch (a familiar film business surname, being David Lynch’s daughter), Boxing Helena (1993) is one of those films that you only really want/need to watch just once. It’s meant to be a romantic mystery thriller with a body horror twist, but the film’s reputation almost precedes itself. Its synopsis is as follows: […]

Five Things I Love About HBO’s ‘The Young Pope’

I took a week off work after getting married, and during that week I had the opportunity to binge watch a whole bunch of different television shows and films. I also took the time to think and write about things that had been on my mind for quite some time. But the one piece of […]

My Movie Alphabet (Vol. 2)

During the month of May, there’s a great blogathon happening over at Mettel Ray, in celebration of a most fabulous seventh blogiversary! It’s called My Movie Alphabet Volume 2 (since volume one of My Movie Alphabet blogathon happened in 2012) – where bloggers make an alphabet of their favourite film things, whether that’s movies, actors, […]

Blindspot 2017: Sucker Punch (2011)

Zack Snyder’s fifth film and his first foray as the triple threat of director, producer, and writer, Sucker Punch is a story about badass females seeking to escape disempowerment; a fantasy within a fantasy, a multilayered narrative of young women fighting against oppression and abuse. The film’s synopsis is as follows: A young girl (Emily […]

Blindspot 2017: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The English-language remake of the Swedish book and film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) is directed by David Fincher, and as a result is subject to many of his classic directorial Fincher-isms. The film’s synopsis is as follows: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael […]