Based on real life events, Richard Linklater’s black comedy Bernie has somehow only just made it to Britain despite premiering way back in 2011; we don’t even remember when 2011 was. Fresh and funny without getting complicated (we know how you hate complicated things) Bernie is well worth a watch – after all, how often do you get to see Matthew McConaughey with his shirt on?
This week’s movie releases includes the Jack Black helmed Bernie. The reappearance of this lovably rotund gentleman got us thinking: what do we really know about this intrepid comedian? True his name has been a familiar sight to us for a number of years now but does that mean we actually have a line on the man that lies behind it? Probably not! So here it is! A nice compact little compilation of facts that will come to the rescue in any given Jack Black-related situation. No, no, no need to thank us! It was our pleasure!
The final chapter of the ‘before’ romance has premiered at Sundance, and new images from the film reveal the romance is still going strong.
This week saw the first teaser trailer for the last instalment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, and we here at Best For Film were…well, there was a feeling that we’d seen it all before. The gloomy Gotham-scape, mumbled dialogue, lots of shadows and buildings and shiny digital compositions. It’s slick, and it’ll probably turn out to be a good end to a so-far great trilogy, but a tiny part of us was thinking: “It’s not as good as Memento, is it?”. Still, Nolan isn’t the first indie director to be lured in by the lights and financial muscle of Hollywood, as this handy list will attest to.