Film review: ‘THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Written by Stan Grant and directed by Daniel Gordon, the documentary The Australian Dream, which recounts Sydney Swans champion Adam Goodes’ tumultuous career and confrontation with racist attitudes, has generated considerable attention prior to its release. Let’s hope this attention translates into attendance as this is not only a moving personal story but an important lesson in Australian history. Adam’s

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 23rd August 2019

Footballer Adam Goodes’ story has been both a saddening and inspiring one and this week on ‘Built For Speed’ we review Stan Grant’s documentary about Adam Goodes’ experiences ‘The Australian Dream’.  We’ll also take a look at ‘Hereditary’ director Ari Aster’s latest creepy thriller ‘Midsommar’.  There’s also a feast of fine music with new Aussie tracks, indie rock favourites and

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Film review: ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Across eight films (if we call Kill Bill one film) Quentin Tarantino has cultivated a reputation as a modern movie savant and a ravenous cinephile who has been handed the greatest toy imaginable, a Hollywood movie budget. With this he’s conjured lurid comic book crime dramas and off-kilter genres movies all filtered through his universe of pop cultural obsessions. After

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Film review: ‘DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

For the first 15 minutes, Kriv Stenders’ Vietnam war drama Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan seems like a clunky attempt at an Aussie Platoon. We’re introduced to some painfully familiar characters: the intense, bullying veteran soldier, the wide-eyed innocent young grunts, the cocky guys playing cards and guzzling whisky and the pompous, uncaring commanding officer. Quickly, though, this

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