December’s here, and it’s cold and miserable and nobody at Best For Film Towers can breathe without choking on phlegm. We’re not loving winter so far. Fortunately, Ella’s managed to smuggle a bit of good cheer into this ghastly gloomy afternoon – here’s how to get some of your own.
Pop Up Screen events take place throughout the year, and can turn a movie-outing into something special. Over the next few days, the Christmas screenings continue, (thankfully) taking the films inside, away from that cold, damp English winter. To sample the silky hot chocolate, the crunchy popcorn and the homey mulled wine, Best For Film was invited to a screening of Bad Santa in a cosy warehouse just off Brick Lane.
With Slade, Wizzard, and bloody Bob Geldof dominating the office playlist, and the rivers of mulled wine flowing at previously unprecedented levels, at Best For Film Christmas is definitely upon us. Every family has their own take on the Christmas traditions. Charades or the Queen’s Speech? Presents before or after lunch? Turkey and sprouts at lunchtime or at dinner? But one tradition that we know remains the same in all households is the Christmas film. In honour of this cinematic contribution to the festival of merriment, we have for your delectation: The Christmas Film Drinking Game. ‘Tis the season to be jolly well drunk.
Best For Film’s Favourite Flicks returns with a festive offering from our newest recruit. Will Imogen’s paean in defence of The Muppet Christmas Carol thaw your heart, drape your soul with tinsel and generally baste all your tingly private areas in cranberry sauce, or are you determined to stay as dour as Scrooge and insist that, even at Christmas, 8½ is the best comedy ever? Bah! Humbug!
Christmas. It’s a time of unbridled joy. Ecstasy, even. But lest we all forget ourselves, strip naked and begin cavorting around the tree, driven mad with pure bliss, BFF has taken the time to compile a list of the top ten film moments that will make you remember the truth: that life is actually a sad, lonely, painful dredge. And that Christmas sucks. Just ask James Van Der Beek. He’ll give it to you straight.
It’s December. It’s 18 days until Christmas. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH YOURSELF, HUH? Go Christmas shopping? Wrap presents? Fill the fridge with more food than a Gruffalo could manage? Be generally conventional and inane? No! You’re too good for that! Instead, you’re going to follow the lead of the BFF family and fill your days with 10 of the bestest things to do this winter. Tis the season and all…
In 1848, Charles Dickens wrote a little novella about a mean-spirited man at Christmas who, after being haunted by three ghosts, discovers the true spirit of the holiday and becomes GENEROUS. Sadly for Dickens, nobody needs to read his book anymore, because now we have films. Films AND a severe lack of new material; to celebrate this sorry fact, here are the top 10 Christmas Carols. May they haunt your houses pleasantly…
This Friday heralds the release of Andrea Arnold’s new film version of Emily Brontë’s beloved novel, Wuthering Heights. In honour of this occasion, which marks the FIRST TIME anyone has made a film of this book, BFF have compiled a list of…wait, what? What’s that you say? You mean, there’s been a film of Wuthering Heights before?! Seriously, though, here’s a list of the Top 10 classic novels that KEEP GETTING FILMED.
Everybody at some point in their life has had a boss so dreadful that, if given the chance, you really would consider subjecting them to some kind of Saw or Final Destination-esque torture. But in movie land we all know that things are always ten times worse. So to mark the release of Horrible Bosses, we are going to count down the absolute WORST bosses in film.