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

The Nun is the latest spin-off from the Conjuring supernatural horror movie series. The two Conjuring films themselves were thrilling, intense and unnerving spookfests but the spin-offs to date, such as Annabelle, have been underwhelming. Unfortunately, despite some extravagant set-pieces, The Nun is also a disappointment. Set in the 1950’s, the film sees Jesuit Priest, Father Burke (Demian Birchir) despatched

Read more

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

Apart from a general awareness that he was a renowned fashion designer I knew almost nothing about Alexander McQueen prior to the documentary simply entitled McQueen. The film provides fascinating insights into McQueen’s life and career revealing him to be a brilliant but deeply troubled, maverick artist. Lee Alexander McQueen was a rebellious but artistically-inspired lad who left school with

Read more

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

Read more

Film review: ‘A SIMPLE FAVOUR’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

A Simple Favour from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is an intriguing, mildly intoxicating and mostly successful attempt to transplant a classic film noir scenario to contemporary sunlit suburbia. Built around modern female anxieties, the film stars Anna Kendrick as nerdy, buttoned-down Stepford wife-like widower Stephanie. She tries to present herself as the ultimate in committed and resourceful mothers through her

Read more
1 2 3 200