Penguins! Hilarious, adorable penguins! If there’s penguins, this must be a good film, right? Only…why do the penguins dance? And sing? What is it all in aid of? If Happy Feet Two was actually a good film, you’d probably be able to put up with its directionless, occasionally very odd tone. But, as things stand, well it’s all just a bit of a wet fish in the face.
It’s not often you get an All-American Sports Movie that celebrates the joys of cold, clinical science over fuzzy, intangible human emotion, but then Moneyball isn’t exactly your average sports movie. The true story of a baseball squad that defeated the odds by taking emotion out of the game, Moneyball combines the frankly terrifying talents of Bennett Miller, Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian and Brad Pitt; expertly demonstrating the true potential of a perfectly constructed team.
Do you like films with balls in them? Well it’s your lucky day, friend/cinematic ball devotee. Today marks the release of baseball biopic Moneyball and in honour of this occasion, BFF has compiled a list of the Top Ten Film Titles Containing the Word “Ball”/the Top Ten Balltastic Films. Whichever way you look at it, it’s a load of balls.
Kirsten Dunst is miserable again, and we for three cannot wait to see why! Celebrating the release of Lars von Trier’s Melancholia with a look back at Kirsten’s life in film, we present the Cliff Notes on a career that has gone from saving the planet from sentient children’s toys to just having a big, tired sit on the ground in order to watch the world burn. She once kissed Brad Pitt and hated it; how many 11-year-olds can say that?
Although Best For Film Towers is still rooted in dreary old London (we’re talking to both Howl and Count Duckula about an upgrade), our intrepid scribbler Hannah is overseas soaking up the celluloid glamour of the Toronto International Film Festival. Ever wanted to know how well Canadians queue? Well, your luck’s in…