Film review: WHY HIM?, from ‘Built For Speed’

Why Him?, which stars Bryan Cranston, James Franco and Zoey Deutch, attempts to update the old-fashioned Father Knows Best-style comedy to the less wholesome digital generation.  It also vaguely recalls Meet the Parents but while that film was genuinely funny and was able to cleverly balance quirky humour with familial warmth this movie subjects us to irritating characters and for

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Film review: SPRINGBREAKERS, from Built For Speed

Is Springbreakers saying something profound about disillusioned western youth and the hideous culture of sleaze that surrounds them or is it just teen sexploitation tricked up with art house gimmicks?  One thing is certain, this film, the latest from the ironically named Harmony Korine, will divide audiences like a meat cleaver. Spring break is the American equivalent of schoolies where

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