MIFF 2021 reviews by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Hi folks, here’s a few reviews of films screening at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival. Hopper/Welles (Documentary; dir: Orson Welles; 120 mins; unclassified 18+) Dennis Hopper and Orson Welles are two of Hollywood’s most iconic, controversial and enigmatic figures.  Hopper, the notoriously wild, rule shattering rebel who was once deported from Australia and Welles the artistic polymath with the

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What’s on ‘Built for Speed’ Friday 6th August 2021

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we speak to MIFF programmer Kate Fitzpatrick about the feast of fine films on offer at this year’s festival.  We’ll also review new release films ‘Jungle Cruise’ and ‘Nine Days’.  There’ll be plenty of magnificent tunes with new Aussie releases as well as indie and classic rock from across the decades.  Don’t forget our

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

‘Built For Speed’ is back this week and on the eve of MIFF we’ll be previewing some of the films on offer including music docos ‘Poly Styrene: I am a cliche’ which looks at the life of the X-Ray Spex singer/ songwriter and ‘Sisters With Transistors’ which explores the under-appreciated contribution of women to electronic music.  On a slightly different

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