London’s seventh annual Korean Film Festival is in full swing! Running until November 11th, it’s a rare showcase of popular Korean filmmaking, offering an insight into a culture as in love with pop music, fashion and Hollywood as our own. Bringing over the cream of a remarkably strong national cinema, the KFF continues to expose audiences to a fascinating dichotomy of the alien and familiar, as all the tried and true tropes of genre cinema are played out in a foreign language.
Building on last year’s success, Film Africa is back in London with another goldmine of shorts, documentaries and features that showcase the cinematic identity of a continent largely unseen on an international stage. With some 70 films in town, there’s every reason to take a trip to some of the more unlikely destinations of world cinema.
It’s hard not to like Woody Harrelson, isn’t it? Until the recently-released Rampart, he’d never blown us away with his performances, but has maintained a amiable screen presence for the last 20 years. We take a glimpse into the life of the self-proclaimed ‘Hollywood hippie.’
It’s Christmas time. Sure, it’s the 31st, but TECHNICALLY we’re all still firmly in the 12 Days Of Christmas spirit of things. And you know what happens at Christmas? Miracles. To celebrate all things miraculous, Best For Film will be looking into one of the most awesome of all phenomena; life that imitates film. Here are the Top 10 Film Plots That Came True…