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

Chappaquiddick dramatises the events surrounding the tragic incident on July 18 1969 when a car driven by Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island leading to the drowning death of 28-year-old campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne. The film reconstructs events based largely on transcripts of a 1970 investigation by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. It suggests that Kennedy

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Film review: EVEREST, from ‘Built For Speed’

With its dangerous mountain climbing scenario and all-star cast, that includes Sam Worthington, Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley, Everest looked certain to be an old school, over-the-top disaster movie. Impressively, though, Everest side-steps the typical disaster movie clichés by adopting a low-key, matter-of-fact approach that provides a less sensational but more intense drama. The film is based on actual events

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Film review: LAWLESS, from Built For Speed

Lawless is based on the true story of the Bondurant brothers – Forest (Tom Hardy), Howard (Jason Clarke) and Jack (Shia Labeouf) – who were hillbilly moonshine peddlers in Virginia during prohibition in the 1930’s.  At first they have a cosy arrangement with the local sheriffs flogging rot gut whiskey around the hills and seem to be free from the

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