Author Archives: Anna (Film Grimoire)

Blindspot 2017: Alps (2011)

A group of people start a business where they impersonate the recently deceased in order to help their clients through the grieving process. (source) I went into watching Alps (2011), also known in its native Greek as Άλπεις or Alpeis, with a deep appreciation for the films of director Yorgos Lanthimos. I was fascinated by Dogtooth […]

Blindspot 2017: The True Cost (2015)

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls […]

Blindspot 2017: The English Patient (1996)

Directed by Anthony Minghella and being the recipient of a whole lot of Oscar attention at the 69th Academy Awards, The English Patient (1996) is one of those films that you know is an epic before you even watch it. Its reputation precedes it. Its synopsis is as follows: At the close of WWII, a young nurse […]

A Mixed Bag at the Cinema: The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) & Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

So recently I’ve been making quick review posts about films I’ve seen at the cinema; films I’ve grouped together as being super fantastic or super disappointing. This time around, I thought I’d post about a bit of a mixed bag – one film I loved so much I wanted to hug it to death, and […]

Merry Christmas 2017!

Hi all! Just thought I’d write a quick post to wish everyone a very merry Christmas for 2017. It’s Boxing Day now here in Australia, but given the time differences across the world, I suppose this post will still reach people on Christmas Day! My favourite Christmas present comes in the form of two whole […]

November 2017 Favourites

It’s December already?! This year has absolutely flown. I almost can’t believe it, but it does feel like December/Christmas creeps up too quickly every year, so it should be expected. As is tradition, here’s a post of all the things I enjoyed during November. It’s pretty thin on the ground because I feel like all […]

Two New Releases I Didn’t Enjoy: The Snowman (2017); Justice League (2017)

I’ve been seeing lots of films at the cinema recently! But amongst the many hits, there can also be some significant misses. Here are brief, paragraph-long reviews on two films I saw recently, which I’d rather not spend any more time on, to be honest; and you shouldn’t either.

July, August, September & October 2017 Favourites

Can you believe it’s November already? As it turns out, my holiday from blogging was actually quite extended! As a result, I’ve got a backlog of fun things I want to talk about, and one of those fun things is a long-awaited favourites post which covers four months of fun things I’ve enjoyed which I […]

Two New Releases I Enjoyed: mother! (2017); Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

I’ve been seeing lots of films in the cinema recently, and some I’ve disliked and regretted – however some I have absolutely loved and have ranted about to anyone who will listen. mother! and Blade Runner 2049 are two films I loved seeing in the cinema recently, but for quite different reasons. Whilst mother! was […]

Game of Thrones – Season 7 Episode 7: “The Dragon and the Wolf”

It’s the very last episode of season seven of Game of Thrones! And what an episode, with quite a few interesting fates for some characters, interesting reveals about the backstories of certain characters, and the usual twists, turns, and double-crosses. So, since it is probably literal months since the final episode aired, and I’m horrifically late […]