Approximately 30% of all books released over the last two years have over long titles about a person who has a characteristic and does a thing.* The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who..
It is common across the film industry to see actors and directors cement firm partnerships over the years starring and creating films together. The film Promised Land reunites the award-winning creative team behind Good Will Hunting, with Gus Van Sant and Matt Damon coming together again to create this thought-provoking drama. In celebration of this partnership, we’re looking at some of the most successful actor/director relationships across the history of film.
It’s that time of year again! As the seasons turn, our adamant gaze pierces the mists of the future to tell you what you should be seeing next year. And, as usual, it’s mostly superheroes (not our fault the interesting little indie films don’t publicise themselves a year in advance, is it?). This year’s list is in order of release rather than assumed quality, because we keep putting crap films in the top 5 and then regretting it.
With Reagan’s biographers being all whiney about The Butler, and Naomi Watts apparently convinced that Princess Di’s been looking down on Watts as she plays her, thinking “Ooh, yes, lovely work there, Naomi,” we thought it was a good time to consider the nature of the biopic. Then we got a bit overwhelmed and decided to just harp on about a few that, for some reason or another, stood out to us.
Another year, another chapter to the Scary Movie franchise. Apparently we’re on number 5 at the moment, but it feels like, thanks to all the new variations out there (Epic Movie, Date Movie, Disaster Movie), as if we’re more in the realms of 5,000,000. Remember when parody movies used to be genuinely good and funny and clever? You DON’T?! Thank goodness you’re in expert hands – it’s time to pay homage to the top 10 parody films ever made…