When not drinking expensive wine and reading cheap books, I am overwhelming friends and acquaintances with my unbound enthusiasm for upcoming X-Men: First Class. But all the previous films have been stunningly mediocre! I hear you cry. At which I smugly point out that Matthew Vaughn, comic-book-adaptor extraordinaire, is at the helm. Here is my (not at all biased) Cheat Sheet on the British talent.
As nutritious as a newly felled apple (can apples get felled?) and twice as shiny, we present this week’s Cheat Sheet: all you need to know about indie-turned-Hollywood director Darren Aronofsky. Creator of Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem For A Dream and more; prepare to know a whole lot about the king of existentialism.
Of the 598 French directors listed on Wikipedia, Jean-Pierre Jeunet is one of the few you’re more or less guaranteed to have heard of – you might not have bothered with Delicatessen, but everyone remembers that nice film with the orgasm sequence and the girl from The Da Vinci Code, don’t they? If that’s as much as you know then it’s time to fill in the gaps, and if you’re thinking “what orgasm sequence?” then there’s no time to lose – get Cheat Sheeting.
This week’s cheat sheet features everyone’s favourite Ken doll, Aaron Eckhart. Somewhat passed over in Hollywood, performances in The Dark Knight and Thank You for Smoking, along with a jawline that rivals Sophie Ellis-Bextor, have ensured him a spot in the Best for Film fan club.
Regular as a clockwork digestive system full of Branflakes, it’s our weekly cheat sheet! This week, we thought we’d give you a leg up for all those inevitable discussions about Black Swan with some insider info on our absolute favourite Queen of Naboo: it’s Natalie Portman.
Hurrah for knowledge-based lies! Beginning today, we’ll be giving you a weekly low-down on a cinematic figure you really should know your way around. After all, not only does epic film know-how make you a better person, but it improves your blood-pressure, freshens your clothes and makes you irresistible to foxy humans of your preferred gender. This week: Danny Boyle.
Here at Best For Film, we’re dedicated to making your brain shinier. Sure, movies are fun, Leonardo DiCaprio is smouldering and Katherine Heigl MUST STOP, but pssht, these are things everyone knows! Where’s the pretentious joy to be had in that? In our Cheat Sheet series, we’ll be introducing you to fantastic films, people and genres you wouldn’t necessarily hear about on other, less winsome film sites. Why? Partially because we feel it’s important we celebrate the lesser-known, weird and brilliant films that our wide and bumpy world has to offer. And partially because chicks dig you if you talk all clever. First up? Korean director Hong Sangsoo.