Film review: THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, from Built For Speed

With the exception of Shutter Island, Martin Scorsese hasn’t made a completely convincing film since Casino; The Departed was miscast and Hugo was only half great. For the first hour of the Wolf of Wall Street, an adaptation of the biography of disgraced stockbroker Jordan Belfort, though, it seems as if Marty has returned to peak form. His intense and

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Film review: THE GREAT GATSBY, from Built For Speed

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby captured America amid the hedonism and chaos of the “jazz age” a time when the nation was giddy with power from its First World War economic boom. The book focused on an American upper class of wealthy white folks who, in addition to their sedate garden parties and boating regattas, regularly gathered for

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Film review: DJANGO UNCHAINED, from Built For Speed

In the mid 1990’s Quentin Tarantino grabbed the movie world by the dangly bits and announced himself as cinema’s new enfant terrible, agent provocateur and other French clichés.  He is one of a select few directors who compel critics when reviewing his films to discuss him as much as the film itself, such is his impact and distinctive voice. Tarantino’s

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