Articles Posted in the " Highlights " Category

  • Top 5 films to watch on a damp December night

    December’s here, and it’s cold and miserable and nobody at Best For Film Towers can breathe without choking on phlegm. We’re not loving winter so far. Fortunately, Ella’s managed to smuggle a bit of good cheer into this ghastly gloomy afternoon – here’s how to get some of your own.

  • Top 10 LGBT characters in film

    Twitter has lit up this morning with the news that Tom Daley, that lovely diver boy who now seems to do more TV than swimming, has outed himself as bisexual in a pleasant and unassuming little YouTube video. So, obviously, we’re getting a blog out of it. YOU KNOW HOW WE DO.

  • Top 5 Romans in film

    Two things, specifically, make the Romans attractive to filmmakers: Christians, and depraved emperors. As a result, they’re now are cemented in cinema as dastardly villains, mad emperors, sex crazed ladies, and gays. Probably incestuous gays. Or bestial gays. Or whatever the worst thing you can think of is. And quite rightly so, the Romans were bastards; that’s why I like them. So here, in no particular order (except number one, which is definitely number one) are my favourite Romans in film.

  • Top 10 literary affairs that should be filmed

    I am not afraid to say it, dear readers: I’m bored of Dickens. Not his stories, per se- she who is tired of A Christmas Carol is tired of life- but I’m bored of talking about Dickens, and Dickens’ troubled childhood in the bottle factory, and Dickens’ hilarious unsettling names for his children, and Dickens’ affairs. Frankly, dear readers, he’s just the least exciting affair-haver in Christendom. Old rich man boffs secretary. Readers appalled.

  • Top 5 movie stars who are worse than Nigella Lawson

    Britain’s famously drug-addled press has gone mental at the recent suggestion that Nigella Lawson may have developed a bit of a taste for Charlie over the last few years; apparently the fact that this charge is being levelled at her by her insane ex-husband / some ex-employees who she’s suing isn’t at all relevant. Go Daily Mail! We really like Nigella and we couldn’t care less what she puts in her face, so here’s some perspective.

  • BAFTA Guru presents screenwriting masterclasses

    As part of their enduring commitment to fostering the next generation of great filmmakers, the wise and beautiful folk at BAFTA have pulled some strings to get YOU, young aspiring screenwriter, an audience with some of the most successful Hollywood pen-pushers of the last twenty years. Sort of.