Film review: ‘THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Taika Waititi’s previous instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarök was, at least for a while, a strikingly odd experience and refreshingly different flavour in what had become the bland cinematic equivalent of a fast-food franchise.  Suddenly, droll, pisstaking Kiwi humour had entered the overblown Wagnerian Marvel superhero fantasy universe. At first, it felt quite subversive but the film

Read more

Film review: ‘DR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The seemingly endless Marvel movie parade careens ahead with the latest cgi-drenched action extravaganza, Dr Strange in The Multiverse of Madness. While as visually inventive and eyeball pummelling as any film in the various Marvel universes (MCU, Spiderverse) this movie seriously lacks the energy and fun of the best Marvel movies such as the recent Spider-Man No Way Home and

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more
1 2