In what is our last episode where we rundown of films from 2016, we also get hot and sweaty in 40 (hawt) degree temperatures to bring this episode recorded on Invasion Day (aka Australia Day). We start out with John Carney’s latest musical Sing Street (there are slight spoilers in this discussion, but honestly, this is a film that knowing what happens doesn’t matter). Sticking in the UK, we move to Oxford where there is The Man Who Knew Infinity as shown by Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons. Then, moving north from England we visit the rolling countryside of early 1900’s Scotland in Terence Davies beautiful epic Sunset Song. Just in case ‘Murica thought we had forgotten they made films too, we take a jump to somewhere-ville with Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson in Blue Jay. Bernadette runs down the son-mum cancer story with James White. And finally, we go into the somewhat underrated film Nasty Baby – we go into spoilers in this discussion as well, but clearly mark when the spoilers are (or, just see the time stamps below).
As mentioned at the beginning of the episode, we recorded this on January 26th 2017, and naturally there has been a great deal of heated discussions about the date and what it means to the traditional owners of this land we live in. We would like to recognise that AB Film Review and The Last New Wave are recorded on Whadjuk Noongar land and we pay our respects to the traditional owners of this land. If you are interested in finding out more about why the date of Australia Day needs to change, then please head over to the IndigenousX website for more details.
For all things Lion as mentioned in this episode, head here.
The music used in the intro and outro of this episode is A.B. Original‘s kick ass song January 26.
0:00 – Intro Music – A.B. Original – January 26
0:44 – Intro – Australia Day talk, short Oscar nomination discussion
5:44 – Sing Street – with spoilers
20:48 – The Man Who Knew Infinity
28:59 – Sunset Song
38:58 – Blue Jay
46:25 – James White
51:12 – Nasty Baby
58:55 – Nasty Baby – spoilers
1:13:54 – Wrap Up/Closing Music – A.B. Original – January 26
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