Film review: SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The multitude of recent Star Wars films are probably the premier examples of Gen X nostalgia mining as movie makers attempt to wrench every dollar from those greying, cashed-up children of the 1970’s. There’s probably no greater Gen X hero than Harrison Ford’s Han Solo, he’s almost a religious figure to many sci-fi fans.  Depicting Solo’s younger days with a different

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Film review: RUSH, from Built For Speed

The challenge for a sports movie is to keep those who fundamentally dislike that sport glued to the screen.  As a non-fan of motor-racing I can say that Ron Howard’s latest film, motor racing drama Rush, does just that. The film dramatises the fierce and often vicious rivalry between the titans of 1970’s formula one motor-racing, James Hunt and Niki

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