Author Archives: Anna (Film Grimoire)

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 […]

2017 In Review…

As I very recently stated in my December favourites post for 2017 – Happy New Year everyone and welcome to 2018! I trust that everyone’s new year is off to a cracking start; at the very least, I hope everyone had a fantastic and fun New Year’s Eve and didn’t get too crazy. When reflecting […]

December 2017 Favourites

Happy new year everybody and welcome to 2018! I hope everyone had an amazing New Year’s Eve. I had an awesome night spent with friends playing Jackbox Games and getting nicely tipsy on apple cider but not too messy. I was proud of myself in the month of December because I got back into the […]

Blindspot 2017: Andrei Rublev (1966)

An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev (Anatoliy Solonitsyn). Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses a brutal battle and unintentionally becomes involved, he takes a vow of silence […]

Blindspot 2017: Knife in the Water (1962)

On their way to an afternoon sailing on the lake, husband and wife Andrzej (Leon Niemczyk) and Krystyna (Jolanta Umecka) nearly run over a young hitchhiker (Zygmunt Malanowicz). Inviting the young man onto the boat with them, Andrzej begins to subtly torment him; the hitchhiker responds by making overtures toward Krystyna. When the hitchhiker is […]

Blindspot 2017: Through A Glass Darkly (1961)

Recently released from a mental hospital; Karin rejoins her emotionally disconnected family and their island home, only to slip from reality as she begins to believe she is being visited by God. (source) There was a time a couple of years ago when my husband and I watched so many Ingmar Bergman films that we […]

Blindspot 2017: The Trip (1967)

Paul Groves (Peter Fonda), a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis. His wife Sally (Susan Strasberg) has left him and he seeks the help of his friend John (Bruce Dern), a self-styled guru who’s an advocate of LSD. Paul asks John to be the guide on his first “trip”. John […]

Blindspot 2017: Into The Abyss (2011)

Into The Abyss explores a triple murder which occurred in the small Texas city of Conroe in 2001. Michael Perry and Jason Burkett, under the influence of alcohol and drugs, murdered a middle-aged housewife; they then gunned down her stepson and his friend. The film features conversations with the two inmates and those affected by […]