Film review: A WINTER’S TALE, from Built For Speed

Adapted from Mark Helprin’s expansive 1983 novel and in no way connected to the similarly-named Shakespeare play, A Winter’s Tale offers a slightly more mature take on the teen lit obsessions of forbidden romantic passions and conflict between supernatural beings.  Unfortunately, what could have been a thrilling fantasy adventure and moving story of romantic longing is neutered by a jumbled

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Film review: EPIC, from Built For Speed

Epic, the latest big-budget animated adventure from Blue Sky studios which gave us the Ice Age films among others, is based on William Joyce’s book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs. In a storyline that may prove confusing for littlies, Mary Katherine or MK (Amanda Seyfried) returns to her family home to visit her ultra-nerdy scientist dad (Jason

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Film review: SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, from Built For Speed

Seven Psychopaths is the latest film from In Bruges writer/ director Martin McDonagh. While In Bruges was a wonderfully melancholic crime drama with a sly sense of humour, Seven Psychopaths is a more bizarre beast as it both indulges and parodies the clichés of violent gangster and serial killer movies. In this film Colin Farrell plays Marty a struggling alcoholic

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