Film review: ‘THE MATRIX: RESURRECTIONS’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

For many, the Wachowski’s original 1999 Matrix movie – which depicted a freedom fighting cyber hacker named Neo (Keanu Reeves) battling to free humanity from a computer simulated world – was a sensation. Many talked about being blown away by its hyper-kinetic action sequences and never-before-seen computer generated special effects which included a slow-motion style known as ‘bullet time’.  A

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 10th December 2021

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we tell you all about Canadian director Denis Villeneuve’s crack at that treacherous Mt Everest of filmmaking, the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 sci-fi novel ‘Dune’.  Also, as we head toward the end of 2021 and our end of year, ‘best of’ spectacular, we take a look back at the best music of

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 6th March 2020

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we take a look at two new Australian films, the cinema adaptation of the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries in ‘Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears’ and Leigh Whannell’s reimagining of HG Wells ‘The Invisible Man’. There’ll be many fine tunes with new tracks from Archers of Loaf and the Strokes, new Aussie indie

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Film review: ‘UNDERWATER’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Ridley Scott’s Alien is rightly regarded as a classic fusion of sci-fi and horror. Not surprisingly this film has led to countless imitations. While taking inspiration from a masterpiece is understandable, imitation jeopardises a film’s individuality and overall impact. This is the case with the latest Alien-inspired sci fi thriller Underwater. From its story of a working-class crew in a

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Film review: ‘AD ASTRA’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Ad Astra is almost a great sci fi film. With a physical beauty reminiscent of Gravity and 2001: A Space Odyssey, weighty themes such as the fragility of life on earth and the fundamentally destructive nature of human beings, it’s an aesthetically striking and at times thought-provoking film. Unfortunately, the film rests on a dull father-and-son reconciliation story that fails

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