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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 […]

Eyes On Film

Sometimes there are certain visual motifs in film that really stick out and become significant to the viewer. I was rewatching Spectre (2015) the other day, and whilst watching the opening title sequence with its brilliant theme by Sam Smith, I noted a film trope that caught my eye. No pun intended. What I noticed […]

Every Bond Film Reviewed in One Sentence

Originally posted on FILM GRIMOIRE:
My partner is the biggest James Bond fan I have ever known in my entire life. He has seen all of the films (except for Die Another Day and the Daniel Craig era ones) probably about one hundred times each. He’s recently started another Bond marathon, and I somehow came…

Spectre (2015): The Rantings of a James Bond Superfan

I’ve mentioned a couple of times here at Film Grimoire that I have a partner named Adam who is a James Bond superfan.┬áHe first started watching the Bond films at the tender age of 7, but became obsessed with the series at age 11. He’s such a superfan that he’s participated on a James Bond […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Spectre (2015)

The newest James Bond outing is finally here, and it’s a doozy. Spectre (2015, dir. Sam Mendes) is set in an uncertain time in the Bond universe, where the tried and true Double-O program is at risk of being shut down in favour of advanced technology and surveillance programs. Whilst internal politics at MI6 threaten […]

On Location: Bond’s escalators at Charing Cross

After dinner the other night, Adam’s cousin casually mentioned to us that the scene in Skyfall (2012) where Bond chases the villainous Silva through a train station and onto a train was shot at Charing Cross station, right near Trafalgar Square. So of course we had to go straight there to check it out! The […]

On Location: The Fighting Temeraire

It was a pleasant surprise when wandering the rooms of the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square to find ‘The Fighting Temeraire’ by J. M. W. Turner in room 34. It is in front of this highly symbolic painting in Skyfall (2012) that Bond and Q the gadgets expert meet for the first time. The image […]

My Top 7 James Bond Opening Title Sequences

I’ve mentioned it a million times before, but my partner is a massive James Bond fan, and is probably the most fanatical Bond fan I have ever known in my entire life. He does a marathon of the films approximately twice per year (sometimes more), and since we live together, I generally get to marathon […]

Every Bond Film Reviewed in One Sentence

My partner is the biggest James Bond fan I have ever known in my entire life. He has seen all of the films (except for Die Another Day and the Daniel Craig era ones) probably about one hundred times each. He’s recently started another Bond marathon, and I somehow came up with the idea of […]

Thoughts On… Quantum of Solace (2008)

The twenty second James Bond film, and the second for Daniel Craig as the infamous secret agent, Quantum of Solace (2008) is probably best known for its overtly flowery title which a lot of people didn’t really understand. The story is as follows: James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious […]