How do you measure the success of a comedic film? Hilarity is such a subjective quality that it differs entirely from person to person. A truly great comedy, then, is one that can offer more than just jokes. Enter Sightseers, the latest work from Ben Wheatley, who has truly surpassed all expectations of what a comedy should be. It’s sweet, a little scary, delightfully surprising and totally endearing. Sightseers will have you smiling ear to ear and will give you far more than just the laughs.
Cults! Can’t live with ’em, can’t run away from ’em without being burnt alive as a human sacrifice to the pleasure gods. Over the years, cults – with all their hifalutin child eating and wicker brandishing – have inspired many a filmmaker to get their crazy deeds up on the big screen. And, as seen most recently in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, they’re still hot stuff. So, in honour of the release of PTA’s film, but mainly because BY THE BEARD OF THE HARVEST GOD we love a good sacrificial killing, BFF presents you with the Top Ten Cults in Film. Warning: contains boobs and fire, obviously.
French film monthly Premiere has announced that Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom will be opening Cannes Film Festival 2012. To save you from having to find a French newsagent/actually read any French, here are the predicted titles that have us wishing that we could spend a week on Brangelina’s fuck-off-huge yacht…
You know that freaky-ass film that everyone’s on about at the moment? Kill List? Some guy filmed it. No, really. He’s filmed lots of other fun stuff too…like a TV series that apparently rivals the realm of The Mighty Boosh in the kookiness factor. Truly, madly, Wheatley.
Do hit-men deserve a stab at a definition of morality? Kill List sort of cares about the answer to that question, but ends up forgetting about it in favour of pure, unadulterated entertainment. Brilliantly paced, cannily-structured, gloriously witty and absolutely terrifying, Kill List will take you on an unbelievable journey – just don’t bother hoping it will slow down enough to let you make sense of it.