Film review: ‘JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

In the Johnny English films Rowan Atkinson plays the titular character, a bumbling British secret agent whose stupidity proves more destructive than any plot hatched by the terrorists and megalomaniacs he battles. Like the love child of Maxwell Smart, Mr Bean and inspector Clouseau, English manages to bumble his way through a case inadvertently wreaking havoc and vanquishing villains by

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

British film, The Party from director Sally Potter has nothing to do with the 1968 Peter Sellers movie. Instead this oddly brief, extremely erudite, stagey and occasionally pretentious film recalls the sort of politically-infused dinner party films we often see coming out of European arthouse cinema. The Party features a superb cast – including Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson

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Film review: LOVE ROSIE, from Built For Speed

Love, Rosie at first seems to be just another cute, fluffy British (or more accurately Irish) rom-com full of unrealistically pretty people enjoying idealised twenty-something lifestyles.  As we have seen, though, with Studio Canal films such as the similarly named Love, Actually, these types of movies have a sneaky way of seducing audiences with their romantic fantasy world. This film

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