Andrew & Bernadette

Andrew has been a film lover all of his life. For a while now he's been talking about how great films are and usually that's been directly to his wife, Bernadette. Now with AB Film Review everyone else in the world can listen to what Andrew has to say to his wife. Bernadette grew up renting videos from a Plains Video. She mostly hired out Cry Baby and wore the tape thin learning the lines to the John Waters classic. After a series of arguments in the car ride home with her husband, Andrew, the two decided to record their arguments and launch them into the world for everyone to listen to.

85 – mother!, Ali’s Wedding, Girls Trip, It Comes at Night, Zelos

85 – mother!, Ali’s Wedding, Girls Trip, It Comes at Night, Zelos

Parental and relationship issues are abound in this episode where we cover Darren Aronofsky’s latest horror mind trip, mother! We take it down a notch with the great Australian romantic comedy, Ali’s Wedding. Four women descend on New Orleans for raucous fun in the hilarious comedy Girls Trip. We lean in hard on the spoilers with Trey Edward Shults controversial It Comes at Night. And ...[Read More]

Zelos Director Jo-Anne Brechin Interview – The Last New Wave

Zelos Director Jo-Anne Brechin Interview – The Last New Wave

Continuing on from our interview with Zelos writer Claire J. Harris, we now turn to the director – Jo-Anne Brechin. In this interview, Andrew chats to Jo-Anne about what goes in to the directing side of a film like Zelos. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for Zelos to keep up to date as to where and when the film is screening around Australia. Listen to Andrew’s interview with writer Cl...[Read More]

Aardman Animations is Back With Early Man

Aardman Animations is Back With Early Man

It seems like an age since there was a Nick Park directed Aardman Animation film on screens… and it many ways, it has been, with his last directorial effort being the Oscar winning classic Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Aardman Animation studios have naturally been extremely busy with the very well received Shaun the Sheep being the most recent release by the studio. Com...[Read More]

Zelos Writer Claire J. Harris Interview – The Last New Wave

Zelos Writer Claire J. Harris Interview – The Last New Wave

It’s Zelos week on The Last New Wave as we bring the first of two interviews with the minds behind the film. In the first of the two interviews, Andrew caught up with writer Claire J. Harris to discuss how this independent film about infidelity came about and how the process to getting it made occurred. Keep an eye out for an interview with director Jo-Anne Brechin in the next day or two. An...[Read More]

Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country Arrives With Its First Trailer

Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country Arrives With Its First Trailer

Director Warwick Thornton has been quiet for a few years, but it appears that he’s determined to take 2017 for himself. His documentary We Don’t Need a Map landed at the Sydney Film Festival, and his new film, Sweet Country, arrived at the Venice Film Festival, gaining stellar reviews. For those who weren’t lucky enough to be at the Venice Film Festival, fear not – Sweet Co...[Read More]

Casting JonBenet – 2017 – Kitty Green – The Last New Wave

Casting JonBenet – 2017 – Kitty Green – The Last New Wave

Casting JonBenet was recently nominated for the Best Documentary prize at the 7th Annual AACTA Awards. As a slight retrospective, we’re adding our review of this interesting documentary to the feed for The Last New Wave. Directed by Kitty Green, this documentary hit Netflix earlier this year and takes a fascinating look at the actors who are enlisted to portray the lives of the family member...[Read More]

Six Months to Salvation Director Lorenzo Benitez Interview – The Last New Wave

Six Months to Salvation Director Lorenzo Benitez Interview – The Last New Wave

On this episode, Andrew interviews director Lorenzo Benitez about his film Six Months to Salvation. Focusing on Lorenzo and six other volunteer English teachers from Australia, Six Months to Salvation looks at the effects of teaching English in a country where it is not the main language. It asks – what does that do to ones culture? Lorenzo has made his film available on Vimeo to watch for f...[Read More]

West of Sunshine Trailer Lands Before Venice Film Festival Debut

West of Sunshine Trailer Lands Before Venice Film Festival Debut

Anybody who headed our advice and saw one of the best films of 2016 – Pawno – will know that Damian Hill is a bloke to keep an eye on. Having firmly planted his flag in the soil of Australian cinema, Hill garnered a Best Actor nomination at the 6th AACTA Awards ceremony. With that all in mind, it’s great to see the trailer for Jordan Raftopoulos’ feature debut film West of ...[Read More]

Killing Ground Writer/Director Damien Power Interview – The Last New Wave

Killing Ground Writer/Director Damien Power Interview – The Last New Wave

Andrew is joined by Killing Ground writer/director Damien Power to discuss his debut film. Starring Harriet Dyer and Aaron Pedersen, Killing Ground is a truly terrifying film that will no doubt have horror film fans getting behind it. Read Andrew’s review of Killing Ground here Support us on Patreon here Become a Patron! Head over to Ozflix to watch great Australian films. Follow The Last Ne...[Read More]

84 – Dunkirk, The Big Sick, First Girl I Loved, Chicken People, Tickling Giants

84 – Dunkirk, The Big Sick, First Girl I Loved, Chicken People, Tickling Giants

Chickens, World War II, satire, religious beliefs and sexuality are all discussed on this episode as we leap in to some of the bigger films of the year, and some of the quieter films of the year. Christopher Nolan’s war epic Dunkirk tests our spirits, while The Big Sick tries to lift them back up again. It seems everybody slept on the great First Girl I Loved and we put forward a case why yo...[Read More]

Killing Ground – 2017 – Damien Power – The Last New Wave

Killing Ground – 2017 – Damien Power – The Last New Wave

Director Damien Power brings his directorial debut, Killing Ground, screaming to the screens. Starring Aaron Pedersen and Aaron Glenane as killers out to make some unlucky campers wish they didn’t head to the bush to celebrate Christmas and New Years. On this episode, Andrew and Bernadette discuss the film and question what is torture porn? Read Andrew’s review here Support us on Patre...[Read More]

Something Quite Peculiar Interview with Director and Producer Team Mike and Patti Brook – The Last New Wave

Something Quite Peculiar Interview with Director and Producer Team Mike and Patti Brook – The Last New Wave

On this episode Andrew invites director/editor Mike Brook and his sister and producer/narrator Patti Brook in to his home to discuss their documentary, Something Quite Peculiar: The Life and Times of Steve Kilbey. This is fascinating documentary that looks at the iconic voice behind one of Australia’s greatest songs – Under the Milky Way. It questions the role of the artist in relation...[Read More]