Where’s better to spend your hard earned English pounds to watch a film of an evening? A large commercial cinema with a gargantuan screen, copious amounts of food and customers who can’t put their phones away for a single second; or a smaller independent cinema that boasts a serious love for film and occasionally provides free tea because the heating’s knackered? This BFF writer leaps into a very important debate on the matter- WITH HERSELF.
A wonderful story of friendship, honesty and acceptance, Untouchable tells the story of paralysed aristocrat Phillipe who after taking on cheeky chappy Driss as his carer, soon develops a surprising kinship with the initially reluctant ex-con. The journey their unlikely friendship takes them on is both touching and thought-provoking. A must see.
Tom Hanks, Natalie Portman, Michel Hazanavicius and World War 2. Do you think this might get a few Oscar noms?
James Huth’s French language Western is big, colourful and deeply silly. Sitting somewhere between Blazing Saddles and the Milky Bar adverts, Lucky Luke has all the right ingredients but none of the structure or depth to support itself as anything other than a cartoonish comedy. But with a cast boasting the likes of Jean Dujardin (in the days before he was George Valentin), and a whole lot of silly gags, you might find Lucky Luke a fun way to spend a couple of hours.
Not that anyone noticed, but the Oscars weren’t the only Film Awards Ceremony happening in Hollywood over the weekend.
The first silent film to win an award in ninety years is doing more than that – it’s sweeping the board at every ceremony going. But will The Artist‘s unprecedented success herald a new trend of homages to the silent films which continue to shape modern pop culture? Nicola Marchant finds out more…