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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Film review: SIGHTSEERS, from Built For Speed

The British black comedy Sightseers is one of the strangest and funniest films of the year.  Part road trip, part serial killer film and part twisted romance, the film somehow manages to successfully mix brutal murders with quirky and endearing comedy. Sightseers stars Alice Low and Steve Oram (who also wrote the script) as two oddball Brits, Tina and Chris

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