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Phipps Film

Seems sense to have a visually interesting and easy to use film blog. Grant Phipps’ is one. He writes for No Ripcord. No idea if this a free template or bespoke. Blogspot, which I started with in the year dot before changing to WP, has a lot of interesting templates. Well they all do nowadays.

7 different ways of looking at the reviews he has written. I’ve grabbed the mosaic version. This and snapshot are fun to test your film knowledge. Hover over each to get the title.

Note: using Control and + or – to increase of reduce size of each image and the number squeezed onto the page. In mosaic some on the right edge can be half off the page, but heck.

Came across Phipps when looking for Bergman essays. Bergman: Phipps

Lot of reading in there! Appreciate the reviews/essays/analysis. Thanks Grant.

September 21, 2014 - Posted by | Bergman, blog website style/useabilty, film blog | , ,


  1. Thank you so much for the mention as well as the inclusion in your list of film blogs on the right-hand side. I’ve already directed some traffic to your site, as you’ve been kind enough to do that for me. If you’re specifically interested in Bergman (my favorite director), hopefully I will analyze another film or two before the end of the year.

    Comment by Grant Phipps | September 30, 2014 | Reply

    • Pleasure to do so.

      Yes, I’m having a bit of a Bergman phase, so will look forward to your analyessays. Concentrating on the Criterion website pieces at the mo, having watched about 8.

      My re-look at IB came about through Girish writing in one of his posts on auterism and cinephilia in response to a commenter’s remarks. And in back post of his on auteurism he says:

      In my view, auteurism is not an account of how films are made. It is instead one among many ways we, as viewers, choose to read a film. In other words, it is one particular lens through which films can be viewed: by foregrounding the ‘marks’ of expression belonging to one person, the auteur, most frequently the director.

      Comment by adferoafferro | September 30, 2014 | Reply

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