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Film review  // Posts tagged as "Film review"

What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 22nd September 2017

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we take a look at topical drama ‘Australia Day’ starring Bryan Brown and Shari Shebbens.  We also review environmental documentary ‘Blue’.  There’ll also be many fine tunes with new releases, some brutal Aussie tracks and classics from across the decades.  We’ll also have our selection of Wilco favourites delayed […]


Film review: THE DARK TOWER, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Adapting the young adult, sci-fi/ fantasy, adventure novel to the screen is a tricky feat. If done right, as in the Harry Potter films, they can provide wonderful cinema. Too often, though, film-makers trying to adapt popular teen novels to the big screen fumble the task badly, exhibit A: The Mortal Instruments. It would be […]


Film review: LOGAN LUCKY, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

In 2016, director Steven Soderbergh announced he was taking a break from filmmaking to concentrate on other projects. Thankfully, this intriguing, idiosyncratic auteur has returned to the big screen for the subdued but quirkily charming hillbilly heist comedy/ drama Logan Lucky. Set in an economically depressed part of West Virginia the film sees recently sacked […]


Film review: ANNABELLE: CREATION, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Annabelle: Creation is the competently made but tepid origin story for the sinister doll that creeped the bejeezus out of everyone in the Conjuring movies. Set in three time periods but predominantly the 1950’s, the film features a group of orphaned girls who take up residence at the dilapidated farm house inhabited by grumpy, taciturn […]


Film review: THE WALL, from ‘Built For Speed’

Set in 2007 in the last official days of the Iraq war, Doug Liman’s latest film The Wall reworks, into a reasonably tense psychological thriller, the familiar scenario of the deadly unseen sniper pinning his prey. The film sees two American snipers Allen Isaac (Aaron Taylor Johnson) and Shane Matthews (John Cena) surveilling what seems […]