MIFF 2021 reviews by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Hi folks, here’s a few reviews of films screening at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival. Hopper/Welles (Documentary; dir: Orson Welles; 120 mins; unclassified 18+) Dennis Hopper and Orson Welles are two of Hollywood’s most iconic, controversial and enigmatic figures.  Hopper, the notoriously wild, rule shattering rebel who was once deported from Australia and Welles the artistic polymath with the

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 30th July 2021

‘Built For Speed’ is back this week and on the eve of MIFF we’ll be previewing some of the films on offer including music docos ‘Poly Styrene: I am a cliche’ which looks at the life of the X-Ray Spex singer/ songwriter and ‘Sisters With Transistors’ which explores the under-appreciated contribution of women to electronic music.  On a slightly different

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Film review: ‘BLACK WIDOW’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

You may have blissfully entertained the notion that the brain-pummelling Marvel superhero movies had ended with the encouragingly titled Avengers: Endgame.  You would, however, be wrong… so wrong.  Folks, believe it or not, there’s several lifetimes of these films yet to come.  The latest is the unremarkable Natasha Romanov spin-off Black Widow which was largely filmed in Australia. Rather than

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