Film review: ‘AUSTRALIA: WILD TOP END 3D’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Australia: Wild Top End 3D is a typically brief but superb IMAX documentary celebrating the stunning environment and remarkable wild life of Northern Australia. Written and directed by Emmy-nominated (for Life on the Reef) cinematographer Nicholas Robinson and narrated by the sadly departed indigenous elder and actor, Balang T.E. Lewis (The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith), the film follows the life

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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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Film review ‘BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY BLACHE’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy Blache is the remarkable story of French/ Chilean and later American, Alice Guy Blache, possibly the first female film director, producer and film company owner. She was there at cinema’s conception in 1895 with the Lumiere Brothers and Thomas Edison and according to this documentary was more prolific than all of them.

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