Film review: ‘THE MATRIX: RESURRECTIONS’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

For many, the Wachowski’s original 1999 Matrix movie – which depicted a freedom fighting cyber hacker named Neo (Keanu Reeves) battling to free humanity from a computer simulated world – was a sensation. Many talked about being blown away by its hyper-kinetic action sequences and never-before-seen computer generated special effects which included a slow-motion style known as ‘bullet time’.  A

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Film review: ‘THE FRENCH DISPATCH’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The name Wes Anderson has almost replaced the word ‘idiosyncratic’ in the dictionary, so distinctive is his filmmaking style.  With their meticulous framing, candy-coloured story book images and oddball, ‘fractured fairy-tale’ humour, Anderson’s films have carved out an indelible niche in modern cinema but also divided audiences.  Few could object to his films’ exquisite cinematography and art direction but for

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Film review: ‘DUNE’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Frank Herbert’s award winning iconic 1965 sci-fi novel Dune is a broad sweeping saga of royal ascent, political intrigue and imperial conquest while at the same time a story filled with multiple character arcs and invented alien societies, cultures, religions and mythologies.  Consequently, Dune makes for a dense and tangled narrative and one that many have deemed unfilmable. In 1984,

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 10th December 2021

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we tell you all about Canadian director Denis Villeneuve’s crack at that treacherous Mt Everest of filmmaking, the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 sci-fi novel ‘Dune’.  Also, as we head toward the end of 2021 and our end of year, ‘best of’ spectacular, we take a look back at the best music of

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