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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 […]

April 2017 Favourites

Happy May everyone! I hope everyone had an excellent, productive and relaxing April. It was yet another quiet month here at Film Grimoire. Due to a number of different factors (the most significant of which is discussed below), I had no brain time to actually sit down and write anything this month. But I did […]

Fifty Shades Darker (2017): “No rules, no punishments, and no more secrets.”

Here we go again. Based on E.L. James’ trainwreck of an ‘erotic’ novel series, Fifty Shades Darker (2017, dir. James Foley) is the second of a trilogy, focusing on the relationship between two people which is characterised by a mixture of seemingly genuine affection and sexual sadism. Beginning at approximately the ending of the previous […]

Two New Releases: Arrival (2016); Hidden Figures (2016).

Despite my sluggish rate of posting film reviews recently due to insane work life and trying to find some time to sleep, I actually did find the time to watch two new films at the cinema recently – two Oscar-nominated films, no less. And somewhat in celebration of International Womens’ Day on the 8th of […]

February 2017 Favourites

Happy March everyone! Hope everyone has had a fantastic year thus far. It seems like the year is going by far too fast, but I always seem to say the same thing around this time of year. Easter will be around the corner any day now. I picked up my university study again in February, […]

Inferno (2016): “Seek, and find.”

Infer-nope. Inferno (2016), directed by Ron Howard, is the third film based on Dan Brown’s original novels about the adventures of renowned/fictitious Harvard professor and symbologist, Robert Langdon. The film’s synopsis is as follows: When Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity […]