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: THE HATEFUL EIGHT, from ‘Built For Speed’

Since the superb Jackie Brown, Quentin Tarantino’s films haven’t been entirely convincing. Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained all had inventive, exciting and funny moments but the storylines were an unsatisfying jumble of ideas tainted by questionable morality. Tarantino’s latest film, The Hateful Eight, is an improvement but still suffers some of the same problems; there’s a number of

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What’s on Built For Speed, Friday 1st February, 2013

This week on Built For Speed we look at two confronting new release movies Quentin Tarantino’s blaxploitation western Django Unchained and air crash drama Flight.  We’ll also let you know about the Richard Hawley gig at the Hi Fi bar this week.  This Thursday is also the 57th birthday for one John Lydon and we’ll here some classic pistols and

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Film review: DJANGO UNCHAINED, from Built For Speed

In the mid 1990’s Quentin Tarantino grabbed the movie world by the dangly bits and announced himself as cinema’s new enfant terrible, agent provocateur and other French clichés.  He is one of a select few directors who compel critics when reviewing his films to discuss him as much as the film itself, such is his impact and distinctive voice. Tarantino’s

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