Film review: ‘A SIMPLE FAVOUR’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

A Simple Favour from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is an intriguing, mildly intoxicating and mostly successful attempt to transplant a classic film noir scenario to contemporary sunlit suburbia. Built around modern female anxieties, the film stars Anna Kendrick as nerdy, buttoned-down Stepford wife-like widower Stephanie. She tries to present herself as the ultimate in committed and resourceful mothers through her

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Film review: PITCH PERFECT 2, from ‘Built For Speed’

Falling somewhere between Glee, Bring It On and Ben Stiller’s Dodgeball, the occasionally amusing Pitch Perfect 2 celebrates competition, a Capella singing and female bonding while taking the piss out of all three. Reuniting the core cast of the first film: Beca (Anna Kendrick), Amy (Rebel Wilson) and Chloe (Brittany Snow), the sequel sees a Capella singing group the Barden

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