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Ellipsis Director David Wenham Interview - The Last New Wave

Andrew caught up with actor turned director David Wenham, as he headed around Australia to promote his feature length debut, Ellipsis. Starring Emily Barclay and Benedict Samuel, this Before Sunrise in Sydney style film is a solid debut feature which explores some interesting ideas. Read Andrew's review here. And check out the 100 Best Things to Do in Australia post from Your Rv Lifestyle here. Become a Patron! Follow us on twitter at ABFilmReview, Facebook at ABFilmReview. Feel free to...


Gurrumul Director Paul Damien Williams and Film Producer Kenta McGrath Interview - The Last New Wave

In this double interview episode, Andrew catches up with film producer and teacher Kenta McGrath about his work with young filmmakers for the Water Features project at the Perth International Arts Festival, as well as director Paul Damien Williams who directed the fantastic documentary Gurrumul. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders listeners are advised that the following episode contains voices of people who have died. Make sure to check out the Water Features program as it screens at...


93 - Phantom Thread, Lady Bird, I, Tonya, Mudbound, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, The Eyes of My Mother, Marjorie Prime

Oscars abound in this episode as we tick off two Best Picture hopefuls and some surprise nominees. Starting off with Paul Thomas Anderson's latest, Phantom Thread, we then move in to Greta Gerwig's Best Picture AND Best Director nominated Lady Bird. Producer and actress Margot Robbie stuns as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. Director Dee Rees impresses with the powerful Netflix drama Mudbound. Andrew catches up with the short horror film The Eyes of My Mother. And finally, the future of grief is...


92 - The Shape of Water, The Post, Darkest Hour, Wind River, Raw, Collateral Beauty

As Oscar season is now here, we decide to take a look at a handful of films that have gained Oscar nominations, as well as a handful that really hoped they were Oscar nominated. We start with Guillermo del Toro's beautiful tale of love with the strangest beings in The Shape of Water. Steven Spielberg gets topical with #RealNews in The Post. Gary Oldman slaps on the latex and make up and wobbles those chins in Joe Wright's Darkest Hour. Taylor Sheridan makes an explosive directorial debut...


Sweet Country Director Warwick Thornton Interview - The Last New Wave

When I started out covering Australian cinema and interviewing those behind the films that I love, I had one name at the top of my list as to who I'd love to interview - Warwick Thornton. The director of the highly acclaimed Samson & Delilah, and the cinematographer behind films like Radiance and The Sapphires, Warwick Thornton is one of Australia's most talented filmmakers. With the arrival of his latest, (and arguably one of the great Australian films around), film Sweet Country, I was...


Best Australian Films of 2017 - The Last New Wave

2017 is long gone, so now's the time to reflect on what's come before. On this episode, Andrew and Bernadette run down twenty of the best Australian films from the year - as well as a few notable 'almost rans'. In this episode we cover everything from the smallest festival run films, to a Best Picture nominee. Sit on down, grab out your notepad, and dig on in to our favourite Australian films of 2017. Check out the screening dates for Meal Tickets here. Donate to the It's Not Just Me...


Men of Wood & Foam Producer Phil Jarratt Interview - The Last New Wave

On this episode of The Last New Wave, Andrew gets a bit of a surfing history lesson with producer Phil Jarratt as he runs down the stories in his documentary Men of Wood & Foam. This is an exciting, interesting documentary that looks at the 'Brookvale Six' - some of the pioneers of surfing in Australia. Make sure to pick up a copy of the DVD from Umbrella Entertainment. Become a Patron! Follow us on twitter at ABFilmReview, Facebook at ABFilmReview. Feel free to leave us a review on iTunes...


The Peanut Butter Solution Director/Writer/Artist Michael Rubbo Interview - The Last New Wave

On this episode of The Last New Wave, Andrew chats with director, writer, author and artist Michael Rubbo. Michael has released a new book - Travels With My Art - continuing his record of being 'man of all talents'. This is a wonderful look at how one mans art changes over the years, and how it's influenced by his life and his other endeavours. You may know Michael's work from the career creating TV series, Race Around the World or from his film The Peanut Butter Solution. Make sure to...


Swinging Safari Director Stephan Elliott Interview - The Last New Wave

On this episode, Andrew gets to sit down with writer/director Stephan Elliott and chat about his latest film, Swinging Safari. You may know Elliott's previous work with The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Welcome to Woop Woop. His latest film is a dive into seventies culture, and features an all star cast, including Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue and Julian McMahon. Read Jeanette's review here. Become a Patron! Follow us on twitter at ABFilmReview, Facebook at ABFilmReview....


Lantana – 2001- Ray Lawrence – The Last New Wave

Alongside the re-introduction to The Last New Wave, we have decided to re-run our first episode – one focused on Ray Lawrence’s classic, Lantana. Ray Lawrence’s film showcases career best work from Geoffrey Rush, Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry Armstrong, Barbara Hershey, Vince Colosimo and more. Andrew is joined by Dwight Hurst to discuss the film at length. Dwight’s work can be found on www.DwightHurst.com . Read Andrew’s review of Lantana here. Become a Patron! Follow us on twitter at...


91 - Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, Toni Erdmann, The Lost City of Z, Gerald's Game, The Devil's Candy, The Ornothologist, Kingsman: The Golden Circle

This episode brings us up to speed with some of the older films from 2017, as well as a major Oscar hopeful. We launch in to Martin McDonagh's latest, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri and discuss the themes in depth before heading into a spoiler discussion of the film. Last years Oscar nominee, the epic German comedy, Toni Erdmann is stripped bare and given the extended exposure it needs. James Gray returns to the screen with his epic, powerful Amazon set film The Lost City of Z....


90 - Call Me By Your Name, The Florida Project, It, Ingrid Goes West, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

As the end of the year rolls around, the Oscar flicks start to fill our screens. We venture into that field in this episode with two Oscar hopefuls - Call Me By Your Name and The Florida Project. Then, we journey to earlier in the year with the uber-successful clown based horror flick It and the social media driven stress-fest that is Ingrid Goes West. Finally, we forgo a full length Star Wars episode, and instead cram as much spoiler-filled discussion on Star Wars: The Last Jedi as we can...


89 - Sweet Country, The Disaster Artist, Logan Lucky, Atomic Blonde, The Mountain Between Us

In what could be our final episode for 2017 - that is, if we're not lazy enough after Christmas to do some wrap up episodes - we launch into some newer films, some older films, and a yet to be released one as well. We kick off with Warwick Thornton's return to cinema with the exceptional Sweet Country. With The Disaster Artist, we look at the dedication and care that goes in to making one of the worst films of all time - Tommy Wiseau's The Room. Then, we look back to earlier in the year with...


88 - Paddington 2, Justice League, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Jim & Andy, Spookers, Tower, Wilson, The Dark Tower

It's a two hour epic episode this one, and unlike Justice League, you get this one for free. Whether it's as entertaining as Justice League is up to you. Outside of that film, we also chat about the sequel to Paddington, Paddington 2. We also take a look at the bizarre world of Yorgos Lanthimos with The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Actor Jim Carrey and comedian Andy Kaufman get explored via the making of Man on the Moon with the Netflix documentary, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a...


87 - Thor: Ragnarok, Brad's Status, My Life as a Zucchini, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Annabelle: Creation, A Ghost Story, War for the Planet of the Apes

Another jam packed episode as the blockbusters and the indies clash on this episode with films that are old and new getting discussed. Starting out with director Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok and its exploration of a man who has electricity in his fingers, we then move to the conundrum that is the modern white man by way of Ben Stiller in Brad's Status. A french orphanage gets a look in with the Oscar nominated My Life as a Zucchini. Naturally, the spotlight can't be away from the white...


Jungle - 2017 - Greg McLean - Including Interview with Greg McLean - The Last New Wave

On this episode, Andrew catches up with horror director Greg McLean to discuss his latest film Jungle, while also touching on what drives him as a horror director. Jungle is a superb survival horror flick featuring Daniel Radcliffe as Yossi Ghinsberg, a tourist trying to survive a harsh jungle environment. After the interview, Bernadette and Andrew review the film and discuss what works about it. Support us on Patreon here Become a Patron! Head over to Ozflix to watch great Australian films....


Three Summers Writer Director Ben Elton Interview - The Last New Wave

Writer, director, author, all round funny guy Ben Elton has made a triumphant return to cinema with his second film, Three Summers. Set in Western Australia, this is a film that celebrates community, life, music and what it means to be Australian. It's a pure joy of a film. Andrew sat down with Ben to discuss what went into making the film, and what inspired the Australian-ness in it. Read Andrew's review here. Support us on Patreon here Become a Patron! Head over to Ozflix to watch great...


Babe: Pig in the City - 1998 - George Miller - The Last New Wave

George Miller's classic pig flick Babe: Pig in the City gets a thorough discussion with Michael Denniston from Following Films. Babe: Pig in the City is one of the great Australian animal films, and one that certainly pushes your emotional buttons in every way. As the follow up to the Best Picture nominee Babe, Babe: Pig in the City is a film full of intricate characters and themes. Listen to Mike on The Grand Gesture, Projecting Film and Mark As Played. Support us on Patreon here Become a...


86 - Battle of the Sexes, Good Time, Patti Cake$, My Cousin Rachel, Risk

We dive into some of the years best films and somehow manage ending up discussing politics and what it means to be a feminist. Yep. We check out Emma Stone and Steve Carrell's reunion in Battle of the Sexes. Robert Pattinson brings the heat in Good Time. Aussie actress Danielle MacDonald tests her rap skills in Patti Cake$. Rachel Weisz stars as the titular cousin in Roger Michel's My Cousin Rachel. And finally, Laura Poitras puts the mirror up to herself and Julian Assange in Risk. 0:00 –...


Red Christmas Writer Director Craig Anderson Interview - The Last New Wave

Writer, director, comedian, producer, actor, Craig Anderson joins Andrew to discuss his latest horror film, Red Christmas. Starring Dee Wallace, this horror film is one that pushes a few boundaries - namely, it's a film with a villain that has a controversial origin. While this discussion is mostly light hearted, it is necessary to put a trigger warning in for anybody sensitive to the topic of abortion. Craig's film is bloody, and most importantly for a horror film, fun. The discussion also...


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