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

Ridley Scott’s Alien is rightly regarded as a classic fusion of sci-fi and horror. Not surprisingly this film has led to countless imitations. While taking inspiration from a masterpiece is understandable, imitation jeopardises a film’s individuality and overall impact. This is the case with the latest Alien-inspired sci fi thriller Underwater. From its story of a working-class crew in a

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

Bombshell, which dramatises the events surrounding the 2016 sexual harassment suit against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, presents a potent, if occasionally unfocused, indictment of the misogyny underpinning much of society as well as a clever, witty and surprisingly energetic dissection of right-wing political media. The film is set amid the chaotic fervour of the 2016 presidential race, where a

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