After trying and failing every week for the last two months, our very own Carlotta Eden has finally managed to stop fantasising about Eli Roth and write her long-awaited Best For Film’s Favourite Flicks blog. But will her love for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Oscar-nominated drama Amores Perros win you over? There’s only one way to find out… and before you ask, it isn’t ‘make our dogs fight to the death over it whilst listening to gnarly Mexican rap’.
Currently starring in the Oscar-nominated No, about Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, Gael Garcia Bernal is one of the best Mexico’s best acting exports. He has acted in some of the best films of the past decade, and continues to surprise us with his versatility. Next year he is due to star in Zorro Reborn, where he will play the lead role, but what’s behind his mask? What don’t you know about this handsome Mexican? Read on to find out.
Following Tony Manero and Post Mortem, No forms the final chapter in Chilean director Pablo Larrain’s trilogy of films woven through Augusto Pinochet’s 17-year reign. Appropriately, it details the final moment of the dictatorship when the 1988 referendum yielded a victory for the opposition, and signalled the end of nearly two decades of oppression and violence. Telling the story from within the opposition, Larrain wryly addresses the fickle nature of politics via the hugely popular ‘No’ campaign, fought with slick advertising and broad appeal.
Oh hello there Summer. How y’doing? Whatcha been up to? Sure is nice to see you. So how long do you reckon you’ll – oh, you’ve gone.
It came, it went and, in honour of the sun’s fleeting but glorious presence, we’ve compiled our Top 10 Summer Movies. So next time watching the Female Greco-Roman Wrestling or the preliminary rounds of the Women’s Lightweight Snatch (yep, totally real) doesn’t appeal to you, hunker down with one of these.
Will Ferrell flexes his language skills and breaks out the bootlace ties for this Spanish-language action/comedy mezcla. Ever wanted to see some of Mexico’s most critically acclaimed actors charge around like they’re in a dire 70s soap opera whilst Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite says “I like bitches” over and over again? YOU’RE IN LUCK! Dodge the bullets and the dud gags and you’ll find plenty to enjoy here.
In this fast-paced drama from executive producers Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, Stephanie Sigman stars as a willowy Mexican lass whose dream of becoming Miss Baja California is put on hold by her unexpected meeting with a violent cartel leader. Think Miss Congeniality, but with brutal gangland reprisals and a bit of rape.
With this summer set for forty days and forty nights of rain, us BFFers are gettin’ outta here! Or not. Because let’s face it, where would you be without our continual filmic drivel to keep you entertained during these darkened days? No, instead we’re humouring ourselves with a virtual trip that will take us to sun-soaked exotic places without leaving the comforts of our rather comfy office. So get your flight socks on and your mozzie spray out, ‘cos we’re going round the world in eight holiday-based films!