Film review: ‘The Hummingbird Project’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Exploring America’s destructive uber capitalism has been a frequent movie topic since Wall Street and particularly in the last few years in the wake of the GFC with films like The Big Short. The Hummingbird Project explores a high-stakes, corporate gamble and even though the film revolves around an infrastructure project it’s a surprisingly compelling, if at times irritating corporate

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Film review: ‘THE CHAPERONE’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The Chaperone is a charming but underweight and oddly creaky story of self-discovery and the emergence of a star amid the rapidly changing world of 1920’s America. The chaperone of the title is Norma Carlisle (Downtown Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern) a rather prim and proper woman from Kansas who surprisingly offers to chaperone 15-year-old Louise Brooks (Haley Lu Richardson) while she

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Film review ‘TOP END WEDDING’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Top End Wedding mixes a typically quirky and erratic feel-good Aussie rom-com with an occasionally moving story of personal and cultural discovery. The Sapphires, Redfern Now and recently Get Krackin’s Miranda Tapsell and Brian May from Bohemian Rhapsody, Gwilym Lee, star as a lawyer couple, Lauren and Ned, who are about to marry. Determined to have her family present, Lauren

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