Film review: ‘JULIET, NAKED’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Based on the Nick Hornby novel, the low-key but quirkily charming Juliet, Naked is, like many Nick Hornby stories, a gentle but insightful examination of romance and middle-aged male music obsession. Rose Byrne stars as Annie, a woman living in an English seaside town with her Media Studies lecturer boyfriend Duncan (Chris O’Dowd). Their relationship has been largely built around

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Film review: CALVARY, from Built For Speed

Calvary, which follows the wonderfully acerbic The Guard as the second in a planned trilogy of films about Ireland from director John Michael McDonagh, is one of the strangest, cleverest and most thought-provoking films so far this year.  The film grips us from its opening confession booth scene in which weary, disillusioned priest Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) hears an

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