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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Film review: ‘LITTLE WOMEN’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Little Women, directed by Greta Gerwig, is the seventh cinema adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s bestselling semi-autobiographical 1868 novel; the first film version having appeared in 1917. Gerwig’s adaptation, like Gillian Armstrong’s 1994 version, intelligently combines historical fiction, romance, comedy, tragedy and feminism for a very pleasing, if at times slow-moving film. Little Women tells the story of the March

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