It’s Walken Week here at Best For Film and, to celebrate his upcoming role in Seven Psychopaths, we’re saturating the internet with Christopher Walken news, reviews and booze (look forward to the Friday Drinking Game!) Undeniably brilliant, consistently mesmerising and with an inexplicable intonation, join us as we walk with Walken.
This week we’re celebrating a man whose mere presence in a film adds an extra star to the rating, as written in BFF’s many by-laws. Starring alongside Toni Collette in this week’s Mental, Liev Schreiber proves himself as reliable as ever, being the best thing about a film that isn’t likely to inspire many ‘the best thing about that…’ conversations. He can do no wrong even when all around him brings new definition to the word. It’s a rare effect to have on films, and we wait with bated breath for the day he finally appears in something genuinely brilliant. For now, cast an eye back and remember why Scream 3 was any good.
Best For Film’s Cheat Sheets are a weekly look into some of our most beloved Hollywood stars. But even we like a break once in a while. With Kevin James threatening to take the Charmless Comedian Crown away from Adam Sandler in his latest film Here Comes The Boom, we investigate our sentient sack of apples to see if there’s more than meets the eye. (Spoiler! There’s not.)
Acclaimed TV actor Bryan Cryanston has spent the past few years juggling his multiple Emmy award-winning small screen career with a soaring cinema presence. But which Power Ranger is named after him? We’ve got all you need to know on Walter White (be honest, that’s how you think of him) in this week’s Cheat Sheet.
Last we heard from the prickly pen of Noah Baumbach, he had joined forces with Ben Stiller to bring us Greenberg. The chronicle of a man who resolved to do nothing, insult everyone, and miraculously seduce Greta Gerwig, as lovable grumps go it certainly pushed the envelope. What has the Baumer been up to of late? Why, reuniting with Stiller on Madagascar 3, released this week. Here’s the skinny on the alternative’s alternative to Wes Anderson.
Viggo Mortensen has earned himself a reputation as one of the better leading men in Hollywood , and particularly as his newfound status as David Cronenberg’s muse in films like A History of Violence and A Dangerous Method. Often playing enigmatic and charismatic characters, shrouded with mystery and an epic backstory, does the same apply to Mortensen himself? In honour of his role in this week’s On The Road, let’s find out!
Steve Buscemi hasn’t had a major role in a big Hollywood film for a while, having been busy running the illegal liquor trade in 1920s Atlantic City on television’s Boardwalk Empire. He is, however, providing his distinctive vocals to this week’s release, Hotel Transylvania, voicing Wayne the werewolf. In light of this, what better time to remind everyone how great the world’s favourite Reservoir Dog is?
Starring alongside Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the newly released Looper, Emily Blunt’s career trajectory has been on a steep incline for some time now. After just six months drama training, Blunt made her theatrical debut alongside the legendary Dame Judi Dench and was dubbed “the most talented actress I’ve ever worked with,” by none other than Meryl Streep. Read on to find out more about the gifted Emily Blunt.
This week saw the release of emotional drama Now Is Good, a film adaptation of the popular novel Before I Die, starring Dakota Fanning as a terminal cancer sufferer hellbent on enjoying the life she has left. In honour of the release, we delve beneath the alabaster skin and bright blue eyes to bring you everything you ever wanted to know about the child star turned poised young woman.