Film review: THE POST, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Steven Spielberg’s The Post is part of that cinematic sub-genre, the investigative journalism film, an auspicious club that contains Spotlight, Zodiac and at its pinnacle, Alan J Pakula’s Watergate classic, All The Presidents Men. The Post almost seems like an attempt at a prequel to that film as it details the explosive story of the Washington Post’s quest in 1971

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Film review: BRIDGE OF SPIES, from ‘Built For Speed’

Steven Spielberg has a penchant for making films about quiet, steely, morally upstanding men who defy authorities to effect vital change in society. He eloquently explored this type of character in the Schindler’s List and Lincoln and he addresses a similar theme in the impressive if not utterly compelling Cold War drama Bridge Of Spies. The film tells the surprising

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Film review: LINCOLN, from Built For Speed

Abraham Lincoln is such a towering and mythic figure in American history it seemed inevitable that American cinema’s great story teller Steven Spielberg would make a film about him. Lincoln is not, however, the emotionally manipulative epic we might have expected from Spielberg, instead it’s a dour, low-key and thoughtful look at an introspective and conflicted man. Like the Hitchcock

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