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.
Whaddya mean we’re funny? No, no, whaddya mean we’re funny? Are we here to amuse you!? Well yes we are! It must be yet another of Best For Film’s Favourite Flicks, because we’re about to gush all over Scorsese’s 1990 masterpiece. Jersey Shore, eat your heart out.
Killing Them Softly is a strange cocktail of unusually thoughtful gangsters, stylized violence and unsubtle political satire. If you can get past the wanky title, viewers may be pleasantly surprised by its thoughtful approach to grizzly topics but it is by no means the film it has been marketed to be. Think The New World with more guns.
Released on the 22nd January, A Prophet is the next film from the multi award winning French director Jacques Audiard, whose 2005 The Beat That My Heart Skipped earned a gritty, world-weary place in the hearts of critics and audiences alike. A Prophet looks set to do the same, so make sure this is one you check out.
From Brit-grit gangsters in 44 Inch Chest to hard-hitting drama in Brothers, Best For Film looks at all the upcoming releases and lets you know what’s worth the price of admission. Also up this month we’ve got the hotly anticipated crime drama A Prophet, rom-coms from Sandra Bullock, The Book of Eli, Up in the Air and heist action in Armored.