Articles Posted in the " Weird Science " Category

  • Ruby Sparks

    A romantic comedy directed by husband and wife Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) and written by female lead Zoe Kazan, whose real life partner Paul Dano also stars, it is not unexpected that Ruby Sparks should have a lot to say about relationships. Where it does surprise, however, is in its refreshingly layered approach to the genre. Observing reality through the premise of a fairytale, it is at once a critique of fantasy and a lesson in how to make it real.

  • TGIM! Pop Up Screens and BFI Japanese Season

    It’s another Monday and you know what that means boys and girls! Yep, that’s right TGIM! A slightly bizarre combination this week, but slightly bizarre is what we here at BFF love the most. Why not start the week with a few post-war made Japanese classic movies and end it with a bit of Ghostbusters? Please tell you some more about it? Oh OK then, since you asked so nicely.

  • Hollywood Rewrites: How To Make a BritBuster

    We can’t help but notice that Hollywood loves to up the explosion-and-sex factor with Britain’s classic literature. One only needs to look at the bare chest of Robert Downey Jr as the new Sherlock Holmes to see that the silver screen doesn’t mind taking a few liberties. But what other classic-but-uncool tales are Hollywood missing out on? We re-imagine some great British classics the way Spielberg would do ’em…