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

Cargo is an Australian post-apocalyptic zombie film and while that concept might elicit groans from some people Cargo doesn’t always subscribe to horror convention and instead transforms a familiar scenario into a potent human drama reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and confronting allegory of Australia’s racially divided landscape. The film sees husband and wife Andy (Martin freeman) and Kay (Susie

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Film review: THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, from Built For Speed

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the final instalment in the ludicrously inflated Hobbit trilogy, a series that has vividly exposed many of director Peter Jackson’s filmmaking flaws particularly his long-winded story-telling and poor character development.  The first Hobbit film, An Unexpected Journey was noisy, silly, featured too many embarrassing attempts at comedy and even had a

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Film review: THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, from Built For Speed

The first Hobbit film, An Unexpected Journey was a loud, ugly overlong mess full of ridiculous dwarf sing-a-longs, tedious computer-generated battle sequences and interminable scenes of dwarves traipsing through the forest.  It also featured characters suspiciously shoehorned into the story from other sources such as The Lord of the Rings.  Lacking subtlety, emotional depth and the simple, pastoral charm of

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