“Always try to see the best in people.” It may be the mantra that The Great Gatsby’s narrator tries to live by, but it is a luxury that not all of the novel’s fans will have granted Baz Luhrmann when this latest adaptation was announced. Known for his highly stylised visuals and a penchant for aligning period specific plotlines with present day flourish overt enough to rival Quentin Tarantino’s, some feared that in Luhrmann’s hands the story would lose not only its context, but also its subtlety. Thankfully, they were wrong. Well, at least about the first part.
Willem Dafoe. You think you know him but really you just don’t have the first clue. So with another interesting film role out in cinemas now, we have decided to rectify this and introduce you to the weird world of Dafoe. Did you know that he was actually born William but everyone called him Willem and the name just stuck, or that he feels frustrated that he has often been overlooked for great roles because people think he is dark and twisted? Nope? Shame on you. He is also a yoga addict. Bet you didn’t know that either. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
Get cape. Wear cape. Vomit. That is the heroic mission of this week’s Friday Drinking Game – with Marvel churning out so many bloody brilliant superhero films lately, we at BFF Towers are all feeling pretty super ourselves for getting through it all. So super, in fact, that we would like to make like Tony Stark and have a bloody drink or five. As well as a leggy blonde of our choice.