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

Little Women, directed by Greta Gerwig, is the seventh cinema adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s bestselling semi-autobiographical 1868 novel; the first film version having appeared in 1917. Gerwig’s adaptation, like Gillian Armstrong’s 1994 version, intelligently combines historical fiction, romance, comedy, tragedy and feminism for a very pleasing, if at times slow-moving film. Little Women tells the story of the March

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Film review: SUFFRAGETTE, from ‘Built For Speed’

It’s staggering to think that, in early 20th century Britain, women were still denied the right to vote. In response to this, a protest movement, known as the Suffragettes, emerged which saw women engaging in activism, protest and even public insurrection as they sought to overturn what they saw as a denial of human rights. Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan and

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