Psychoanalysis has been tormenting society with its uncomfortable conclusions about your mum for the last century. It has had a huge influence on film, giving filmmakers the opportunity to explore the dark dank recesses of the human psyche while still entertaining with vague references to “penis envy” and “momma’s boy”. We here at Best For Film have dedicated our lives to reducing entire film genres, movements and occasionally random objects (like glasses, or zoos) into easy-to-read lists, and as such we have launched a new blog series, starting with this one: Psychoanalysis in 10 Easy Films.
Great Scott, or something.
To celebrate the triumphant re-release of Back to the Future, the time travel comedy which changed our perception of DeLoreans forever, we’re taking a look back at our favourite trilogy and desperately trying to work out what was going on. What’s going to happen in 2015? Why don’t hoverboards work on water (unless you’ve got POWER)? And did Robert Zemeckis have any idea what sort of four-dimensional can of worms he was opening way back in 1985? That’s the power of BTTF…
We already know that nocturnal fanged creatures are in this season. After the success of Twilight and its vampires, and as we look forward to Benicio del Toro’s performance in The Wolfman, it was inevitable that the 1985 Teen Wolf would get a 21st Century makeover.
On December 11th, The Lovely Bones gets a limited release Stateside, with the full shebang rolling out a whole month later on the 15th. Over in the land of Blightly, we’ll get our fill of Peter Jackson’s latest a full six weeks later on January 29th, pretty much last in the world release queue. Not that we should feel maligned – the release date has been endlessly shunted about (it was originally slated for March 2008), ostensibly to ensure The Lovely Bones a spot on the Oscars shortlist.