November 2011 – There’s Always Time For A Bow

Remember, remember the month of November; sparkling vampires, cancer and Gods. I haven’t been to the cinema as much as I might have liked this month but it has nevertheless proved a very mixed sack in terms of cinematic output.

Contagion showed that Marion Cottilard could be out-acted by Gwyneth Paltrow’s scalpless corpse and a race-ravaging virus; Immortals was a visual treat, but a painful shit of an offence to every other sense; 50/50 single-handedly justified Seth Rogen’s existence while giving us a counter-intuitive reason to laugh at cancer; and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I was further proof, if it was needed, that Anna Kendrick is one of the finest actresses working today.

The month was stolen, however, by two films that couldn’t be any more different if they tried. We Need To Talk About Kevin gave everyone something to talk about, while Arthur Christmas showed that you could celebrate the festive season a month early without wanting to burn John Lewis and their creepy advert to the ground in a fit of “Bah Humbugs!” Throw in a seasonal airing of V for Vendetta and there is just about enough quality cinema to offset the crap it is generally forced to share multiplexes with.

This month’s viewings have been somewhat overshadowed by an anniversary, however, with it having been one full year since I interned at Best for Film towers in 2010. Since departing, the site has gone on to grow and develop into a truly astounding celebration and critique of the state of cinema today. With subsequent batches of interns bringing their own unique opinions and comic sensibilities to a site already brimming in wit and talent, it has been an absolute joy to watch BFF go from strength to strength, an opinion I hope I drunkenly confessed during my recent trip down to mark the occasion.

Other than that, it has been a month of misguided novel writing, pathetically accidental attempts at a moustache and my eagerly awaiting the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II on DVD. I have also written a blog on the seven film franchises you won’t believe are still going, proudly watched the traffic to this site double and caught up on my month’s Bondage. Just another month in the life of a popcorn addict, really.

Film of the month: We Need To Talk About Kevin


About popcornaddiction
I am a psychology graduate, a News Writer for HeyUGuys/BestforFilm and, most importantly, a hopeless popcorn addict.

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