Tag Archives: 4/5

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

Mother Joan of the Angels (1961): Quick-shot review!

Looks like I have an interest in Polish films about nuns. Mother Joan of the Angels (1961) is a creepy drama, focusing on the sociological and psychological phenomenon of mass hysteria and its interpretation within a religious context as demonic possession. Directed by¬†Jerzy Kawalerowicz and based on the supposedly true event of the Loudun possessions, […]

Two Short Films: Elms (2014); Home (2016).

Elms (2014) and Home (2016) are two very different short films indeed – one being a visual poem featuring the titular tree, and the other a short narrative focusing on a homeless woman portrayed brilliantly by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Both films are available to watch online, so I’ve linked them below should you wish to give […]

Look Who’s Back (2015): Quick-shot review!

Originally posted on FILM GRIMOIRE:
Based on the book by Timur Vermes, Look Who’s Back (2015, dir. David Wnendt) is a satirical comedy which ponders what might happen if a certain extreme right-wing fascist dictator might be brought back to life in modern day Germany. Its synopsis is as follows: Adolf Hitler wakes up in…

Look Who’s Back (2015): Quick-shot review!

Based on the book by Timur Vermes, Look Who’s Back (2015, dir. David Wnendt) is a satirical comedy which ponders what might happen if a certain extreme right-wing fascist dictator might be brought back to life in modern day Germany. Its synopsis is as follows: Adolf Hitler wakes up in the 21st century. He quickly […]

Zodiac (2007): “Man is the most dangerous animal of all.”

A beast of a thriller directed by David Fincher and based on a book of the same name by Robert Graysmith, Zodiac (2007) is a story that technically has no ending. Zodiac is a compelling tale of obsession and criminal riddle-solving whilst a serial killer stalks his prey. Its synopsis is as follows: A serial […]