Built for Speed

Program: Built for Speed
Broadcast time: Every Friday night 8pm – 10pm
Presenters: Nick, CJ and Jimbo.

Are you a fan of rock, both alternative and classic?

Want to know whether that cinematic blockbuster or art house flick you’ve heard about is worth your time and your hard-earned cash?

Looking for some questionable comedy and pop-cultural commentary?

Then you need to listen to Built for Speed on 88.3 Southern FM.

Built for Speed presenters CJ, Jimbo and Nick have been blasting the Southern suburbs with their favourite music and totally unbiased film reviews every Friday night at 8pm for nearly 16 years.

Whether it’s established bands or music virtually no-one’s heard about, we’ll bring it you if we think it’s any good.  We’re proud to say we were one of the first shows playing artists like Wilco, The Vines and MGMT.

Our film tastes are equally eclectic so if you’re a fan of extreme action, sci-fi, genteel period dramas or some strange combination of these we’ll let you know what’s worth seeing.

We also have the occasional guest drop by and in the past have enjoyed a chat with Mick Molloy, actor Tony Martin, film industry insiders and numerous up-coming bands.

Unlike most programs on the commercial stations we take song requests and every so often tantalise our learned audience with CJ’s rock quiz. So tune in this Friday and gorge yourself on the pop-cultural triple cheese burger that is “Built for Speed”.

Posts for Built for Speed:

What’s on ‘Built For Speed’ Friday 22nd March 2019

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we take a look at one of the highlights of the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival, the western ‘The Sisters Brothers’ from ‘A Prophet’ director Jacques Audiard.  Also, our theatre correspondent CJ will tell us about the musical production of ‘Muriel’s Wedding’.  We’ll also provide a wrap-up of film’s currently screening on our cinemas. 

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 15th March 2019

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we take a look at the much anticipated collaboration between Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi and Spanish cinema superstars Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem in kidnap drama ‘Everybody Knows’.  We’ll also review British family drama ‘Sometimes Always Never’ which stars Bill Nighy.  There’ll also be plenty of fine music with new Aussie releases, indie

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

Arriving fairly late in the all-consuming Marvel movie franchise is Captain Marvel an origin story not only for the title character but for a couple of Marvel Comics Universe characters and in some ways a prequel to a few of the Marvel films. While this movie provides occasional amusement, moments of impressive spectacle and excitement and finally a female lead,

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Film review: ‘BEN IS BACK’ by Nick Gardener from Built For Speed

The vaguely titled Ben Is Back follows on from last year’s Beautiful Boy in examining the impact on families of a son’s drug addiction.   While the film addresses an important topic and contains some poignant moments, it doesn’t have quite the impact it should as it plays like a more intense midday movie. Lucas Hedges (who was terrific in Boy

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Film review: ‘AT ETERNITY’S GATE’ by Nick Gardener from Built For Speed

At Eternity’s Gate dramatises the last years of Vincent Van Gogh’s life. The film, directed by Basquiat’s Julian Schnabel and starring Willem Dafoe as Van Gogh, sees the artist living in poverty and tortured by mental illness in the French provincial town of Arles in the late 1880’s. Despite his desperate circumstances he produces astonishing work but his fractured mental

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