Film review: ‘THE INVISIBLE MAN’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

In his tense, creepy, if at times predictable interpretation of HG Wells’ The Invisible Man, Aussie writer/ director Leigh Whannell has turned the story into family violence nightmare that echoes films like Sleeping With The Enemy and Gaslight. Elizabeth Moss plays Cecilia, the victim of controlling and manipulative husband, Adrian (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) who keeps her a virtual prisoner jn his

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

Ridley Scott’s Alien is rightly regarded as a classic fusion of sci-fi and horror. Not surprisingly this film has led to countless imitations. While taking inspiration from a masterpiece is understandable, imitation jeopardises a film’s individuality and overall impact. This is the case with the latest Alien-inspired sci fi thriller Underwater. From its story of a working-class crew in a

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

Two decades ago, Guy Ritchie’s quirky, cartoonish but violent British gangster films such as Lock Stock and Two Smokin’ Barrels and Snatch were the cinema equivalent of Britpop to Tarantino’s grunge. Featuring a colourful rogues’ gallery of geezers, hard men and con artists tangled up in convoluted scams, Ritchie’s films were ridiculous froth but still fun. In recent years his

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