Film review: BACHELORETTE, from Built For Speed

Bridesmaids showed that films about women behaving badly at weddings could be critical and box office hits.  Bridesmaids was funny and in your face but also genuinely moving as it explored the way the supposedly joyous occasion of a wedding elicited people’s anxieties, disappointments and self-loathing.  Bachelorette tries to tap into the same world of ballsy female bonding and painful

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Film review: DREDD 3D, from Built For Speed

Dredd 3D is a right-wing action fantasy set in a depressing future in which police have become judge, jury and very willing executioner. The film is set in a grim post-apocalyptic future in which cities gave been replaced by hideously polluted, overcrowded and crime-riddled mega cities.  Apparently the only way to improve living standards in this dysfunctional world is to

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Film review: TO ROME WITH LOVE, from Built For Speed

After the wonderful nostalgic fantasy Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen’s European tour hits a major pothole with the uninspired To Rome with love.  This frothy, feather-light film features mostly unsympathetic characters in the midst of mild romantic dilemmas that are rarely interesting or funny. The film has four main story threads all of which examine the strange corrupting lure of

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Film review: SAVAGES from Built For Speed

Oliver Stone’s latest film Savages follows in the tradition of Scarface and Blow by using the drug industry as a metaphor for America’s aspirational culture. Unfortunately this film has neither the originality nor the charismatic central characters of those films. Taylor kitsch and Aaron Johnson play two low profile but highly successful California marijuana dealers who live in an unusual

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Built For Speed, Playlist, Friday 2nd November 2012

BUILT FOR SPEED, PLAYLIST, 2nd NOVEMBER 2012 1.     REDD KROSS – Stay away from downtown. 2.     UNIDA – Thorn. 3.     THE STROKES – Hard to explain. 4.     FLAMING LIPS – Race for the prize 5.     GAS HUFFER – Crooked bird. 6.     THE POSIES – Your big mouth. 7.     JELLYFISH – Baby’s coming back. 8.     THE DESCENDENTS –  Silly girl 9.    

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