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

The rousing and often funny documentary King Otto recounts Greece’s against-all-odds win in the 2004 European Football (ie soccer) Championships and the battle for acceptance by the team’s German coach, Otto Rehhagel.  The film’s title refers to 19th century monarch, King Otto of Greece who was himself a Bavarian import. Rehhagel was a famously rugged and aggressive player and a

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

The stylish but predictable infidelity thriller Fatale is, as its title suggests, just a modern-day reboot of films like Fatal Attraction and Basic Instinct.  The film also sees a return to the ‘evil woman’ sub-genre which feels a little uncomfortable given recent progress in sexual politics. Here, Michael Ealy (Barbershop, 2 Fast 2 Furious) plays celebrity sports agent Derrick Tyler

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

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we speak to JJ Winlove, the writer/ director of new Australian film ‘June Again’ which stars Noni Hazelhurst, Claudia Karvan and Stephen Curry.  We’ll also take a look at the latest CGI-driven cinematic action-fest, ‘Mortal Kombat’.  There’ll be a feast of fine music for you with new Aussie and overseas tracks, indie rock favourites

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 23rd April 2021

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we take a look at music biopic ‘The US vs Billie Holiday’ and new Australian drama ‘Moon rock for Monday’.  We’ll also preview the Oscars which will be broadcast in Australia on Monday.  We’ll have plenty of great music for you with new Aussie and overseas releases as well as indie and classic rock

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