September’s Sauciest Selection: The Top 10 Films On Our London Rooftops
It’s been one hot summer – if by hot we mean ‘grey’ and by summer we mean ‘where the f*ck was summer?’ But that hasn’t stopped us from enjoying some amazing films on our rooftops. Views for days with booze, popcorn, and a bit more booze. But it ain’t over til the fat lady sings, so while we try and find one, we’ll be screening another month of films for altitude lovers. Hold on tight, spoilers ahead. In no particular order, here’s our top ten…
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Dear anyone who didn’t get the after credits scene of Deadpool: educate yo’self.
This classic comedy has one main principle, embedded deep in the heart of every teenager, and probably every adult, too – the yearning to rebel. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off showed us that there’s a big wide world out there to explore, run around, and actually live in… People are just trapped within their own little four walls but Ferris does what we’re too afraid to. The guy gives approximately zero f*cks; he rejects anything that tries to confine him, performs in a carnival and steals an actual Ferrari. Ferris Bueller, you’re our hero.
Unless you spent it bunking off and hitting the city with your best mate and your girlfriend, it might make you feel bad about wasting your youth.
“Look, it’s real simple. Whatever mileage we put on, we’ll take off.”
“We’ll drive home backwards.
Book your tickets for 19th Sept, Bussey Building now.
When it comes to war movies, they’re either too emotional or not emotional enough, too focused on explosives and guns or not violent enough. Dunkirk, however, was a spiritual journey. It takes all the glamour of *those* war films and throws it out the window. You’ll see the war from different points of view, you’ll feel sad, you’ll feel proud, you’ll feel uplifted, and mostly, you’ll feel embarrassed to say that Harry Styles is not shit.
There is no down time. None. You’ll feel exhausted by the end of it, and you’ll keep going on about if that was the guy from Peaky Blinders and how Harry doesn’t even know he’s beautiful.
“Well done, lads. Well done.”
“All we did is survive.”
See if you can survive it at Bussey Building, 9th Sept. and 16th Sept.
Wonder Woman (2016)
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, Amazonian princess and basic badass. If ever we needed a strong, female superhero, now is the time. After that Batman Vs Superman disaster, it’s nice to have a positive spotlight for a while. Also, it’s now been declared the (unadjusted) highest grossing domestic superhero origin film… ever. Yas girl, yas.
While many aspects of the film can be considered as feminist – or just bloody equal to male superheroes, the smug bastards with their manly capes and stupid chiselled jaws – the film still suggests that Diana needs a love interest in order to be interesting, as if love is the only way to flesh out a female character and we don’t need that next level bullshit, amirite ladies? Batman seemed to be doing alright on his own in the last couple of films, though let’s be honest, something’s going on between him and Robin #justsaying.
“It’s about what you believe. And I believe in love. Only love will truly save the world.”
See it at Bussey Building 5th Sept. and 15th Sept. or at Roof East 27th Sept.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show can, no WILL, change your life forever. It’s a reminder to have fun and to give in to temptation once in a while. It’s important to remember that you’re a person – one with hopes, dreams, desires, all of which you should embrace. Also, we f*cking love the Time Warp.
It will fill you with way too much antici…
“Give yourself over to absolute pleasure.”
Give yourself over at Roof East, 8th Sept.
Mean Girls (2004)
It’s so fetch. It’s not a regular film, it’s a cool film. It’s full of wisdom (Don’t have sex because you will get pregnant and die), fashion advice (That is the ugliest effing skirt I’ve ever seen), and it’s just basically bloody grool. It’s also totally quotable. You go, Glen Coco.
It would probably have been way funnier as a musical. Just saying. (petition for Mean Girls the musical)
Literally every word.
Get in, loser, we’re going to see it at Queen of Hoxton, 12th Sept.
Probably one of our more depressing movies, but its raw and brutal exploration of emotion and how it drives us is what makes it so appealing. Memento is a cinematic gem- the timeline is creative, the plot will put you on the edge of your seat, and the cinematography will leave you wanting to write an essay about it (if anyone already has, totally send it our way).
We only have one screening of it scheduled. Also, what a mindf*ck.
“We all lie to ourselves to be happy.”
The one and only screening at Roof East, 21st Sept.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
The best detention ever.
The Breakfast Club is pretty much a staple in lists like ‘best films from the 80’s’ ‘best coming-of-age films’ ‘best blahblahblahwhatever films’, but there’s a reason. While being completely realistic, The Breakfast Club is simultaneously absolutely absurd. It gives hope to the weird girl, layers to the princess and the nerdy guy a chance to feel cool in sunglasses. Then, there’s a happy ending for everyone. The idea of us all being one, of each stereotype coming together and finding out that we’re not so different after all. We’re all just people trying to get by. But really, we’re there for that fist pump at the end.
There are no cons, okay?
“When you grow up, your heart dies.”
You’re expected to attend detention at Bussey Building, 20th Sept.
Calling all virgins who can’t drive, this film not only makes us wanna roll with the homies but – we’re going in deep here, stay with us – we actually think it’s way ahead of its time. Not only is Christian actually NOT a gay stereotype thrown in for diversity but the rep of the rich, popular girl is also pretty unique and great. She’s an airhead, but a nice airhead. She does her best, and that’s all anyone can do, right? She’s openly caring for her father and even brings a girl in under her wing to help her get the guy. Everyone deserves a friend like Cher. Kinda.
You’ll be jealous AF of her wardrobe. Not even her clothes, like, her actual wardrobe.
“Would you call me selfish?”
“No, not to your face.”
It’s, like, totally showing at Roof Gardens, 18th Sept.
Silence of the Lambs (1991)
If you don’t know all about Hannibal the cannibal then where the actual hell have you been because there have been films, books TV shows, all sorts of shit made out of him. But forget that, Silence of the Lambs is the best of ‘em all. While the ‘Hannibal’ television show makes the villain seem far away, distorted and altered through the eyes of the unreliable narrator, Silence of the Lambs doesn’t hesitate in showing just how human Hannibal is. It portrays how anyone can lose it. Even you. Order up that Chianti, it’s liver and fava beans for dinner. Dun dun dunnn
It’s creepy as all f*ck. You will never trust another human being for the rest of your life. But that’s fine. You probably didn’t in the first place, right?
“Most serial killers keep some sort of trophies from their victims.”
“No. No, you ate yours.”
Get your freak on at Queen of Hoxton, Sept 6th. and Roof East, 20th Sept.
Inception is imaginative, unique, and one of those films that people can debate about for hours. You don’t have to be a film student to have strong opinions about whether or not the thing at the end stops spinning, whether the cliff-hanger is the worst thing of all time actual ever; it’s the film’s ability to evoke different opinions that makes it so fun.
Also a super major pro: Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Well… let’s be honest… how much of a shit can you give about something that isn’t actually happening? Experience ain’t everything, dear reader, oh no. It’s about being real, bitches. No matter how much shit Leo found himself in, in reality he was just sitting there, limp, doing nothing. Literally. The entire time. He just had a massive nap. Also, does the thing at the end ever stop spinning? WE NEED ANSWERS.
“You musn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.”
Take a nap at Roof East, 6th Sept. and Queen of Hoxton, 11th Sept.