Film review: BURNT, from ‘Built For Speed’

Burnt is a clichéd story of redemption where a troubled (alleged) genius – in this case a chef – who has squandered his talent through a self-destructive lifestyle of booze, drugs and one night stands, has a second chance at success. Bradley Cooper plays two Michelin star chef Adam Jones who, after a disastrous drug-induced meltdown in Paris, tries to

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Film review: THE FIFTH ESTATE, from Built For Speed

Slotting somewhere between The Social Network and the recent Steve Jobs biopic, The Fifth Estate dramatises the creation of Wikileaks and the relationship between its Editor in chief Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and the man who helped him create the site, German computer wiz Daniel Berg (Daniel Bruhl). The film traces their increasingly ambitious and provocative attempts to expose what

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Film review: RUSH, from Built For Speed

The challenge for a sports movie is to keep those who fundamentally dislike that sport glued to the screen.  As a non-fan of motor-racing I can say that Ron Howard’s latest film, motor racing drama Rush, does just that. The film dramatises the fierce and often vicious rivalry between the titans of 1970’s formula one motor-racing, James Hunt and Niki

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