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

With his latest film, Personal Shopper writer/director Olivier Assayas uses the supernatural horror medium as a way of externalising his lead character’s anxieties. This makes for an occasionally perplexing film but also an intriguing and genuinely spooky one. Kristen Stewart is Maureen, the eponymous shopper who works as a personal assistant to famous French fashion designer, Kyra (Nora von Waldstätten).

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Film review: THE MEASURE OF A MAN, from ‘Built For Speed’

French drama The Measure of a Man depicts the existential hell of both unemployment and employment. The film portrays the grim life of retrenched middle-aged factory worker Thierry (Vincent Lindon) as he diligently but unsuccessfully searches for work, enduring constant knock-backs and worthless advice from his employment counsellor. With debts for his disabled son’s care mounting, he takes a job

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What’s on “Built For Speed”, Friday 11th July 2014

This week on Built For Speed we take a look at two of this year’s most provocative films: Irish religious drama Calvary  and Australian documentary All This Mayhem which reveals the tumultuous lives of Aussie skateboard champs Tas and Ben Pappas.  Also, with Bastille coming up this Monday, we take a look at our favourite French films and we play

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