Film review: ‘ROMA’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed”

Mexican director and cinematographer Alfonso Cuaron is renowned for his startling looking films such as Children of Men and Gravity not forgetting his superb contribution to the Harry Potter franchise, The Prisoner of Azkaban. In his latest film, the remarkable and apparently semi-autobiographical, Roma he turns his astonishing aesthetic talents to both his home country of Mexico and what appears

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

A strange mash-up of M Night Shyamalan’s better work and Meet the Parents, the socially perceptive, comedy-inflected horror film Get Out is an impressive directorial debut for Jordan Peel. Here, Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) is the boyfriend nervously heading to a first encounter with his girlfriend’s parents. He’s particularly anxious because his white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) hasn’t mentioned to

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Film review, MISS SLOANE, from ‘Built For Speed’

In political drama Miss Sloane, Jessica Chastain plays Liz Sloane a powerful and influential Washington DC lobbyist notorious for her ruthless pursuit of victory on any issue. With Pitbull-like ferocity and the relentlessness of the Terminator she twists facts in what is euphemistically referred to as re-framing to ensure her client wins the debate. Initially working for a right-wing firm

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