Film review ‘THE IRISHMAN’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Martin Scorsese’s iconic gangster films such as Goodfellas and Casino have given us fascinating insights into the history and mechanics of American organised crime and the male rituals that define gangster behaviour. These films have an amphetamine-fuelled rock’n’roll rush which, while exhilarating, don’t leave a lot of space for emotional introspection or a critique of gangster culture. In his latest

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 3rd June 2016

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we celebrate the films of one of Hollywood’s all-time great directors, Martin Scorsese.  We’ll discuss Marty’s films and play songs from the magnificent soundtracks that have accompanied his movies.  We’ll also take a look at the new Australian documentary Chasing Asylum.  Don’t forget our regular preview of upcoming gigs.  Check out ‘Built For Speed’, Friday

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Film review: THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, from Built For Speed

With the exception of Shutter Island, Martin Scorsese hasn’t made a completely convincing film since Casino; The Departed was miscast and Hugo was only half great. For the first hour of the Wolf of Wall Street, an adaptation of the biography of disgraced stockbroker Jordan Belfort, though, it seems as if Marty has returned to peak form. His intense and

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Built For Speed, Playlist, Friday 16th November 2012

BUILT FOR SPEED, PLAYLIST, 16th NOVEMBER 2012 1.     SPIDERBAIT – Outta my head.(Aus) 2.     DEAD KENNEDIES – Kill the poor. 3.     BLACK FLAG – Rise above. 4.     THE REPLACEMENTS – Customer. 5.     KISS – I was made for loving you. 6.     THE CLASH – I fought the law. 7.     RADIOHEAD – Karma Police. 8.     WILCO – I might. 9.     MIDLAKE

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