Starring the grey fox Hugh Laurie, The Oranges is an above-average comedy about two suburban families who have their lives utterly bamboozled by an ill-advised romance. It may seem like just another quirky Juno clone on paper, but there’s definitely more to The Oranges than meets the eye. A number of gripes aside, this is a warm and decent comedy that you won’t regret watching.
Set in London, 1962, Ginger & Rosa is a largely insufferable coming-of-age story, charting the friendship between two teenage girls set against a backdrop of the threat of nuclear destruction and the beginning of the change in attitudes towards sex and femininity that the 60s instigated. Wonderfully shot, but populated with insufferable characters and terrible British accents, Ginger & Rosa is a psuedo-intellectual endeavor, overflowing with proto-philosphical nonsense.
There was a time, long ago, when it was generally considered that an opinion couldn’t ever be ‘wrong’. Unfortunately, that time is no more. With all those English graduates and bloggers telling you what to think, your opinion can and is wrong. It’s hard not to get lost in the din of whose opinion you should pretend is your own. Don’t worry though, cos BFF is here to save you from another awkward conversation by telling you what to think.
Matthew Vaughn returns to the superhero genre in earnest with X-Men: First Class – but with a new cast in front of the camera and Jane Goldman firmly behind the keyboard, can First Class overcome the stigma that has settled following a less-than-stellar run of X-sequels? Find out below.
King of the American historical epic Ron Howard returns to form with Frost/Nixon. Based on Peter Morgan’s Tony-award winning Broadway play, the film chronicles ex-US President Richard Nixon’s infamous admission of wrongdoing in David Frost’s interview series in 1977. Howard’s intimate dual narrative draws you expertly into the lives of both the interviewer and his subject, while Michael Sheen and Frank Langella inhabit their characters with studied perfection. Despite its somewhat dry subject matter, you’ll find yourself fascinated by this battle-of-wits tale by the time the credits come up.