Articles Posted in the " Highlights " Category

  • Cinema Preview: 29th January – 5th February

    Looking for a box office blast, or avoiding a bomb? We look forward to all the upcoming releases including Edge of Darkness, Invictus, Precious, Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, Adoration, Youth in Revolt and what looks like the utterly terrible Astro Boy. You can’t go wrong with our patented anticipation-o-meter!


  • How it should have ended: Spiderman 3

    Ever wondered how films really should have ended? Like if Bruce Willis hadn’t been dead all along, or that chick in the Crying Game really was, y’know… a chick? Yeah, we lie awake at night worrying about that stuff too. So much so, in fact, that we found a bunch of animations that just might answer those burning questions and cure that chronic insomnia…


  • What Not To Watch… When Sick

    Flu, the shakes, the shivers, the shimmies, it’s that time of year and we’re all going through it. So maybe stay at home, stick on a DVD and doze yourself to freedom. But beware. In such sensitive fever-based situations, there are films to be avoided. And we’ve got the shortlist right here. Grab your seventh cup of tea, your pyjamas and least damp hankerchief and join us…


  • Five Feel-Good Blue Monday Pick-Me-Ups

    The last Monday in January is officially recognised as the most depressing day of the year. This year, the day psychologists have nicknamed “Blue Monday” falls on January 25th, which unfortunately is shuffling ever closer. There’s only one thing to do – take to the sofa with a carton of Ben and Jerry’s and some good old-fashioned escapism. Here we present you with the best fictional film characters to live vicariously through when the fateful day arrives.


  • Up in the Air

    We’re pleased to report that Up in the Air lives up to its press. This romance-comedy-drama from Juno director Jason Reitman is intelligent, soulful, keeps you laughing, keeps you guessing, and leaves you with that lump-in-your-throat feeling that you’ve experienced a truly lovely moment in cinema. Clooney’s emotionally detached jetsetter is perfectly (and surprisingly) matched by Twilight newcomer Anna Kendrick, and Reitman’s narrative expertly weaves witty comedy into beautiful moments of poignancy. If you only see one film this month, make it this one.


  • Cinema Preview: 15th – 22nd January

    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.



  • What Not To Watch… On A Plane

    If you’re one of the growing millions packing your suitcases, planning to jet far, far away from the misery of January, beware! There are many pyschological pitfalls to avoid whilst airborne. The films you watch on your journey to paradise significantly influence your sanity. Luckily, we’ve created a fool-proof guide of What Not To Watch. Adjust your seatbelt, put up your tray-table and join us in the skies…


  • Friday Face/Off: 3D Films

    3D films – exciting big screen trend or pointless use of technology? This week’s Face/Off swings the spotlight on this re-emerging technique currently embarrassing moviegoers at a cinema near you. Whack on your crazy specs and get ready for one crazy ride as we debate the ins, outs and “Ooh, it’s going to touch my face!”s of 3D.


  • It’s Complicated

    We at Best For Film are probably in the majority if we say we’ve never seen Meryl Streep in a bad movie, so it’s not surprising that in safe, recession-era Hollywood, a rom-com with her name in top billing is one of January’s big releases. Add director Nancy Meyers of Something’s Gotta Give fame to the mix and you should have a surefire hit. But despite having all the hallmarks of a Meyers film, this fluffy romp still falls a little flat.