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: CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, from Built For Speed

Few directors have captured the trauma of violent conflict as powerfully and realistically as Paul Greengrass has with films like United 93, Bloody Sunday and his contributions to the Jason Bourne saga. His latest film Captain Phillips is no different.  This superbly made maritime thriller, which sees heavily-armed Somali pirates take over an American cargo ship, has all the white

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