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: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, from Built For Speed

There are a few swinging voters like myself but It seems most people either love or hate Wes Anderson’s supremely quirky picture-postcard fantasies.  His latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is such a fun ride, however, that it may even seduce the detractors. Like the antique dioramas Anderson often displays in his movies, this film reveals its story through several

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Film review: ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, from Built For Speed

After a four year hiatus, Director Jim Jarmusch returns with his latest film Only Lovers Left Alive a typically quirky Jarmusch take on the much-abused vampire sub-genre.  Slow moving and largely uneventful this droll mix of horror film, gothic romance and rock star biopic provides a perplexing, occasionally amusing but underwhelming experience. Thor’s Tom Hiddleston plays Adam an ancient yet ageless

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