Film review: HAIL, CAESAR!, from ‘Built For Speed’

The Cohen brother’s latest film Hail, Caesar!, a satire of Hollywood’s golden age of the early 1950’s, is an engaging movie rather than the witty, insightful and confronting film we expect from the Cohens. Set at the feverish production lot of fictitious Capitol Pictures, the film sees hard-nosed executive Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) constantly trying to extinguish fires created by

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Film review: GREAT EXPECTATIONS, from Built For Speed

With their wonderful, ornate prose and vivid imagery, Charles Dickens’ novels seem ideally suited to cinema adaptations.  David Lean realized this potential magnificently with his atmospheric 1946 version of Great Expectations.  Less successful was Alfonso Cuaron’s miscalculated modern day version of Great Expectations with Ethan Hawke and Robert de Niro. The latest adaptation of this novel, from British director Mike

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