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Speed Racer Review

Bright, camp and colourful, Speed Racer has a strong sense of style to its choreography. Its confidence is varied and entertaining, and it makes this adaptation of the Mach GoGoGo franchise an infectiously good film. Colour bounces around the screen, like The Cat in the Hat but filtered down into likeable, bitesize chunks. A kid with an obsessed passion is overwhelmed by the outside world and what Lilly and Lana Wachowski present is the imagination of a child developed on-screen. That is, at least, a formidable excuse for how awful the CGI can look at times. It is only in the real world that it looks horrendous. To look over that is necessary when engaging with the fast-paced hijinks of the imaginative Speed Racer.  

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Milk Review

Few leaders or public figures ever truly inspire confidence. Few can define themselves as part of a movement or moment inherent to the fabric of society, and fewer that truly care about what they say and how they say it. The assassination of Harvey Milk is a tragedy. He was one of the few to fall into that of true, unwavering confidence in his style of governance. His reasons for implementing change and challenging old values an inevitable breath of fresh air against the old-school suits who cared for old family values. That is what Milk did best, and director Gus Van Sant does extremely well to coax excellent performances out of his ensemble cast.  

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