Film review: ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Across eight films (if we call Kill Bill one film) Quentin Tarantino has cultivated a reputation as a modern movie savant and a ravenous cinephile who has been handed the greatest toy imaginable, a Hollywood movie budget. With this he’s conjured lurid comic book crime dramas and off-kilter genres movies all filtered through his universe of pop cultural obsessions. After

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Film review: FOCUS, from Built For Speed

The con-artist movie is such a well-worn genre that the scams and deceptions that drive them are often a little too predictable.  It’s refreshing then that’s Focus starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie contains a few surprises.  Add to this some seductive lead performances, opulent style and propulsive energy and this is one of the better additions to the con-artist

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