What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 27th November 2020

Christopher Nolan’s new film ‘Tenet’ has been been dubiously touted as some sort of spectacular panacea for the lockdown malaise.  Is it thrilling or is it another Nolan film that, like the miscast ‘Interstellar’, disappears down a rabbit hole?  Find out this Friday on ‘Built For Speed’.  When we’re not dissecting overlong sci-fi action films we’re playing lots of stunning

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Film review: ‘THE INVISIBLE MAN’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

In his tense, creepy, if at times predictable interpretation of HG Wells’ The Invisible Man, Aussie writer/ director Leigh Whannell has turned the story into family violence nightmare that echoes films like Sleeping With The Enemy and Gaslight. Elizabeth Moss plays Cecilia, the victim of controlling and manipulative husband, Adrian (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) who keeps her a virtual prisoner jn his

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 4th October 2019

This Friday on ‘Built For Speed’ we take a look at Brad Pitt’s latest film, sci fi epic ‘Ad Astra’.  We’ll also tell you about Jim Jarmusch’s contribution to the zombie film genre, ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ which stars Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Adam Driver and Tom Waits.  There’ll be plenty of fine tunes with new Aussie indie rock, classic

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Film review: ‘VENOM’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built for Speed’

Venom, the latest addition to the Marvel Comics cinematic universe probably won’t be well known to non-comic fans although the main creature briefly appeared in Spider-Man 3. Venom is in fact an alien parasite that hitches a ride to earth aboard a spacecraft and arrives with nefarious intentions for us puny humans. Essentially a slimy goo monster, the creature can

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