Film review KONG: SKULL ISLAND, from ‘Built For Speed’

The King Kong movies form one of cinema’s longest franchises, the classic original having burst onto screens in 1933. Since then there have been numerous trashy sequels only vaguely connected to the original and two Hollywood remakes including the ludicrously overlong Peter Jackson version in which all monster credibility died when the creatures failed to outrun Jack Black. Does the

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Film review: SHORT TERM 12, from Built For Speed

Only a viewer with ice in their veins could fail to be moved by low-budget US indie drama Short Term 12.  Based on writer/ director Destin Cretton’s 2008 short film, Short Term 12 is set in a foster care facility for troubled and abused teenagers and focuses on social worker Grace (United States of Tara’s Brie Larsen) who supervises the

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