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

Nomadland depicts a largely unseen but apparently growing subculture, people who have forgone the dream of home ownership and suburban security to travel the country, working itinerantly and living in their vans.  Written and directed by Chloe Zhao and based on Jessica’s Bruder’s book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, this wonderfully rugged, humane and moving film has rightly

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Film review: ‘WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The cinema has handled the topic of mental illness with vastly differing degrees of accuracy and sensitivity.  Films like Silver Linings Playbook have intelligently captured the complexities of mental illness and the way in which it impacts on sufferer’s loved ones while movies like Split have alarmingly equated mental illness with something monstrous.  Words on Bathroom Walls, which stars Lean

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