On the surface lie beefy, partially-naked men and sweaty tangled limbs. But this fighting flick has a surprisingly emotional story to tell. Prepare to be plunged into the murky depths of tattered relationships, unforgiveable actions, and the heartbreaking consequences of lives misspent.
Earlier this month, a blogger exploded in random fury demanding that Ellen Page come out of the closet. Frankly, we had no idea she was in one. But we decided to take a look at the evidence anyway, because it’s better than doing real work.
This week saw the first teaser trailer for the last instalment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, and we here at Best For Film were…well, there was a feeling that we’d seen it all before. The gloomy Gotham-scape, mumbled dialogue, lots of shadows and buildings and shiny digital compositions. It’s slick, and it’ll probably turn out to be a good end to a so-far great trilogy, but a tiny part of us was thinking: “It’s not as good as Memento, is it?”. Still, Nolan isn’t the first indie director to be lured in by the lights and financial muscle of Hollywood, as this handy list will attest to.
Blue and black and shadows and decay and ALRIGHT CHRIS, WE GET IT.
The second instalment of this madcap Bollywood trilogy is a truly bizarre film that includes some scenes that really need to be seen to be believed. It’s certainly entertaining, but perhaps not for the right reasons, and if you’re new to Bollywood please don’t judge it on the basis of this alone!
When the last trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 landed online the other week, I was temporarily lost in face-devouring wow. While I’m sure the finished film will live up to my own TOWERING expectations, it certainly wouldn’t be the first time I was enchanted by a trailer only to be left disappointingly underwhelmed by the finished film itself.