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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 […]

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

Let’s be honest – Spotlight (2015, dir. Tom McCarthy), now being an Oscar winner for Best Picture, is a film you’re probably going to see at the cinema regardless of what any Joe Bloggs film reviewer is going to suggest. It has received a solid amount of acclaim and various golden trophies. But is it […]

February 2016 Favourites

February was a very quiet month over here at the old Film Grimoire, and for that I sincerely apologise! Starting a new job is pretty hectic but so far it’s been a great experience in a field in which I really love working. February was a great month, but I think March will be even […]

Resolutions 2015: The Artist (2011)

Originally posted on Silver Screen Serenade:
TGIF, sweet readers! I tell you what, MLK Day off or no, it’s been a long one. I hope you guys have had a less crazy week than I have! One constant that I have been all too happy to devote some attention to these last few weeks is…

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Whiplash (2014)

This film is receiving quite a lot of Oscars buzz, and rightly so. Directed by Damien Gizelle, Whiplash (2014) is a fast paced example of the perfect cinematic mix between excitement and frustration. Whiplash tells the story of Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller), who has dreams of becoming the best drummer in the world. One day […]

Film Grimoire’s Oscar Takeover

Oscars season has finally rolled around, and it’s time for the films and actors most worthy of praise to receive it in the form of a resplendent golden trophy. Here are my picks for the 2014 Oscars. These are my personal favourites, not predictions of what I think will win, because those would look very […]