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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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 5th July 2019

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we take a look at the buzz film of the moment, Korean horror ‘Parasite’.  We’ll also tell you about Richard Lowenstein’s documentary about the late INXS frontman in ‘Michael Hutchence: Mystify’.  There’ll also be a feast of fine tunes with new Aussie tracks, indie rock from across the globe and classic rock favourites.  Don’t

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Film review ‘TOP END WEDDING’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Top End Wedding mixes a typically quirky and erratic feel-good Aussie rom-com with an occasionally moving story of personal and cultural discovery. The Sapphires, Redfern Now and recently Get Krackin’s Miranda Tapsell and Brian May from Bohemian Rhapsody, Gwilym Lee, star as a lawyer couple, Lauren and Ned, who are about to marry. Determined to have her family present, Lauren

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