Film review: THE COUNSELOR, from Built For Speed

Some films look amazing on paper but suck on the big screen.  The Counselor is one such film.  Helmed by one of Hollywood’s most artistically inspired directors in Ridley Scott, scripted by one of the most acclaimed authors of the last 50 years in Cormac McCarthy and featuring a dream team cast of Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron

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Film review: TO THE WONDER, from Built For Speed

Enigmatic director Terence Malick is about to divide audiences once again with his latest perplexing cinematic tone poem To the Wonder.  Post-film arguments will rage over whether this movie is a profound statement of existential malaise, decaying faith and suburban alienation or just pretentious drivel? Although Malick has ditched the dinosaurs in To the Wonder, he has managed to create

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Film review: SKYFALL, from Built For Speed

The plots of James Bond films are usually confusing to the point of being irrelevant and just an excuse for bond to go shagging and shooting his way around the globe. Skyfall has its fair share of bedroom gymnastics and killings but it also has greater psychological depth and emotional complexity than just about any Bond film as it forces

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