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

Based on the Nick Hornby novel, the low-key but quirkily charming Juliet, Naked is, like many Nick Hornby stories, a gentle but insightful examination of romance and middle-aged male music obsession. Rose Byrne stars as Annie, a woman living in an English seaside town with her Media Studies lecturer boyfriend Duncan (Chris O’Dowd). Their relationship has been largely built around

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Film review: SPY, from ‘Built For Speed’

Writer/ director Paul Feig had a massive hit with the hilariously obscene women behaving badly comedy Bridesmaids which featured an unforgettable star-making performance from Melissa McCarthy.  Their subsequent collaboration on the disappointing female buddy cop comedy The Heat however, had critics and audiences questioning their comic smarts. McCarthy’s box office appeal took an even bigger nosedive after her obnoxious performances

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Film review: BAD NEIGHBOURS, from Built For Speed

Bad Neighbours seems to have been spawned by a vaguely interesting idea, to mix Animal House-style frat boy comedy with the rambling, 30-something relationship comedy of Judd Apatow.  Unfortunately, Bad Neighbours takes the worst aspects of both, namely the crass, juvenile gags of the frat boy movie and the unfocused momentum-free narrative of a Judd Apatow film to create a

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Film review: I GIVE IT A YEAR, from Built For Speed

I Give It A Year is the latest film from the Working Title production company who redefined the British rom with movies like Love Actually and Notting Hill. This film, however, takes a noticeably different approach to the standard Working Title flick both in terms of comedy and romance.  Written and directed by Ali G alumnus Dan Mazer, the film

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