What’s on Built For Speed, Fri 15th July 2011

This week Built For Speed reviews the biggest cinema blockbuster of the year, Harry Potter and the Deathly hallow part 2.  There’s also a feast of new and old alternative music including a focus on France and Canada.  We also look at JJJ’s top 100 Australian albums and play some of our Aussie favourites.  As if that wasn’t enough we also have the

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Film review: TREE OF LIFE, from Built For Speed

Is Tree of Life a deeply profound statement of man’s relationship with God, the natural world and death or is it just an annoyingly pretentious load of cobblers? Such will be the heated debate following every screening of Terence Malick’s befuddling epic. This is the notoriously non-prolific Malick’s first film in six years and it certainly exudes the writer/ director’s phenomenal and

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What’s on Built For Speed: Fri 1st July 2011

With the 4th of July approaching, Built For Speed plays all American music.  We look at some of our favourite US artists, those who celebrate the country and those who critique it including #REM, #BobDylan, #PublicEnemy and #TheReplacements. With school holidays descending upon us we review blockbuster film release #Transformers: Dark of the moon and just for something different, an Australian film,

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Film review – BRIDESMAIDS. From Built for Speed

Like weddings themselves, wedding movies are big business and the latest wedding-related flick Bridesmaids has already made a bundle in US.  The buzz preceding this film was that it took the wedding flick and gave it a raunchy makeover in the vein of The Hangover but this time with women acting disgracefully.  While the film has its gross-out moments it’s nowhere

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Film review: GET LOW. On Built for Speed

Is it possible to go wrong with a cast that includes Robert Duval, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek?  No! Well, at least not on the evidence of the small but charming American gothic fable Get Low.  Filled with wry humour and understated yet piercing emotion, this is one of the year’s hidden gems. Duval plays the scruffy, bearded and allegedly

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