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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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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