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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Film review ‘STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

With a guaranteed worldwide audience but also an amazingly finicky, near-fundamentalist fan base, helming a Star Wars film must be a very tantalising and yet daunting prospect for any director. After directing the mostly loved The Force Awakens, JJ Abrams takes back the reins from Rian Johnson who gave us the intriguingly off-beat but ultimately silly, The Last Jedi. With

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