Film review: ‘GIRLS CAN’T SURF’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Documentary Girls Can’t Surf recounts the history of women’s surfing, the competitor’s battle for recognition, respect and equal pay and the personal stories of the sport’s pioneers and modern stars. The film introduces us to women who may well be legends to surfing fans but apart from Layne Beachley, were almost unknown to this reviewer.  Some of them, like Americans

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 19th March 2021

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we take a look at ‘Crisis’, a crime drama that addresses America’s devastating opioid addiction.  On a slightly different note we head to the world of IMAX and their latest documentary offering ‘Great Barrier Reef 3D’ narrated by Eric Bana.  There’ll be plenty of great music with new releases from Australia and overseas as

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 12th March 2021

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we have a look at Australian documentary ‘Girl’s Can’t Surf’ which explores female surfers’ attempts to gain the recognition they deserved on the surfing tour.  We also review rom-com ‘Then Came You’ which, believe it or not, stars Kathy-Lee Gifford and Craig Ferguson.  There’ll be many fine tunes for you with new Aussie and

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 5th February 2021

As cinemas reopen, one of the great annual events is back, the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival and this week on ‘Built For Speed’ we speak to Johanna Durand, the Director of the Melbourne branch of the Alliance Francaise about the selection of movies on offer this year.  We’ll also take a look at the Frank Zappa documentary and Australian

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