As you literally cannot have failed to notice, Ben ‘look what a nice beard I’ve got’ Affleck has just been cast as the new Batman in Warner Bros’ three thousandth reboot of everyone’s favourite neurotic detective gimp. We spectacularly failed to predict this. But could his CV offer some clues to other actors who’d be… well, Battier? We’ve delved into the depths of Ben’s IMDb to decide which of his costars would do a better job.
Can you believe that there’s only 6 days until Christmas!? Let us commiserate at the implacable march of time by considering our top 8 maids a-milking. There’s a lot of fertile subject matter here, but it’s become a little tribute to some of the most important themes of Christmas – family, togetherness, the sacrifices of a loving mother, baby Jesus and… um… Joe Pesci? Whatever. Milky maids. Let’s do it.
Are you tired of long, cold, wintry nights with nothing to do? Are you thinking that it’s about time somebody appreciated your extensive and totally useless knowledge concerning Spaghetti Westerns of the 1970s? Then you, my friend, are going to love the iconic pub-film-quiz, You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat. YGNABB, as we like to call it, has been running since 2003, and tomorrow sees their annual Review of the Year quiz hit the Hackney Picturehouse like an H.G. Wells invasion. Look, it’s the perfect opportunity to show off your movie trivia surrounded by friends and drinks! Not that you don’t do that already, you cheeky monkey…
Gathering dust in various stages of development hell since 1997, Gambit finally arrives on the big screen. From the off it’s clear Michael Hoffman’s remake of the 1966 caper is no spring chicken. A comic heist film so thoroughly undercooked and blushing with embarrassment, the only chicanery here is the evident self-deceit involved in slumming for a paycheck.
I have a very strong attachment to all of my favourite films so this was pretty hard for me. Once I’d had a think though, I realised that when you really get down to the bare bones of it, a favourite film is a film you can watch over and over again without it compromising the pleasure you get from it. Whilst there are probably thousands of films which give me this experience, Dogma reserves a special rung on the ladder.
Our shamelessly self-indulgent feature BFFFF continues with Kayleigh Dray, Best For Film’s most prolific contributor and the only person we’ve ever met who can narrowly avoid a mugging, injure herself pole-dancing and have someone start photographing her on a train in the same afternoon. Kayleigh’s singing the praises of 90s Star Trek spoof Galaxy Quest, but will her arguments convince you?
Ring, ring, hookah, Lee Daniels is on the line.