Film review: BEL AMI from Built For Speed

In Bel Ami, Twilight star Robert Pattinson plays a poverty-stricken young man who attempts to climb the social ladder and secure wealth and political power by shagging his way through 1890’s Parisienne high society.  As a toy boy for wealthy women who include Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas, Pattinson begins to worm his way into the ranks

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Film review: THE INNKEEPERS from Built For Speed.

Set in a haunted hotel, the highly enjoyable low-budget horror flick The Innkeepers plays like a film student’s homage to The Shining.  There’s nothing revelatory or unique about this film, it’s all spooky, whispering voices and people unwisely going down to the basement to look for ghosties.  Still, there are some very tense moments aided by excellent eerie sound effects

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Film review: THE DICTATOR, from Built For Speed

Sacha Baron Cohen is one of the great comic talents of recent decades, just look at the Ali G Show, Borat and his turn in Talladega Nights.  Very little of this comic talent is evident, however, in his latest film The Dictator. This film is essentially a collection of crass, juvenile gags that offer far less wit, inventiveness or originality

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Film review: DARK SHADOWS, from Built For Speed

Johnny Depp loves playing eccentric, campily-attired, strangely-voiced characters, particularly when he collaborates with director Tim Burton. He’s delivered bizarre performances of varying quality in Burton flicks such as Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and most memorably in the biopic of Plan 9 from Outer Space director Ed Wood. Playing an 18th century gentleman vampire reawakened in the early

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