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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 […]

On Location: Bond in New Orleans

“Who’s funeral is it?” … “Yours.” My partner/fiance Adam (aka Mr Film Grimoire) is currently finishing up a whirlwind boys’ trip with his friends in the U.S. of A – they’ve been roadtripping across the majestic land of America from Los Angeles to New Orleans and having (from what I’ve heard) a lot of fun. […]

October 2016 Favourites

Welcome, everyone, to November! The spooky month of October is over and done with, and now that Halloween is finished we’re on the steady descent towards Christmas. October was another quiet month here at Film Grimoire, but as of this month, I’ve included regular writing back into my routine somewhat, so things should be back […]

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…

August 2016 Favourites

Hello everyone! I’m back from a little unplanned/unexpected/unannounced hiatus from blogging. Work has been slightly nuts this month, so I’ve been coming home and trying to get as little ‘screen time’ as possible. However, that has not stopped me from becoming obsessed with the Jackson Hole town square livestream (seriously necessary viewing). I’ve been watching […]

November 2015 Favourites

November was a month filled with a bunch of ups and downs. I was a bit quiet here at Film Grimoire during November, and I’m not starting December off well with a couple of days without a post! I suppose it was also a month filled with a lot of devastating international events in particular. […]

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: Little Nellie

Turns out I have more fun film things to share from my trip! Technically this isn’t a film location, but I felt compelled to share this photo as it’s quite special to me. One of the highlights of my recent trip to London was visiting the Bond In Motion exhibit at the London Film Museum […]

On Location: Universal Exports

Whilst casually browsing the internet for pictures for one of my other Bond location posts, I found a screencap from The Living Daylights (1987); an exterior shot showcasing a sign for the MI6 cover organisation, Universal Exports. The locale around the sign looked pretty familiar and I realised that there was a Canadian flag in […]