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.

Secrets at Sunrise Director Jennene Riggs Interview – The Last New Wave

Secrets at Sunrise Director Jennene Riggs Interview – The Last New Wave

Secrets at Sunrise is a documentary about the critically endangered Western Ground Parrot and the people who work tirelessly to work to conserve the parrot and the bio-diverse environment they live in in the South West of Western Australia. Andrew caught up with director Jennene Riggs to discuss her documentary and the work that went in to gathering the footage for it. To find out more about what ...[Read More]

Watch the Sunset Interview with Tristan Barr, Aaron Walton and Damien Lipp – The Last New Wave

Watch the Sunset Interview with Tristan Barr, Aaron Walton and Damien Lipp – The Last New Wave

Round two with some of the team from Watch the Sunset. This short interview with actor, co-writer, producer and co-director Tristan Barr, actor Aaron Walton and cinematographer Damien Lipp was recorded outside Luna SX after I’d had a chance to see the film. To find out more about Watch the Sunset, head over to the Watch the Sunset website. If you’re in Brisbane on August 30th, pick up ...[Read More]

82 – Una, I Am Not Your Negro, Lovesong, Becoming Bond, Revelation Film Festival, Emmy Awards

82 – Una, I Am Not Your Negro, Lovesong, Becoming Bond, Revelation Film Festival, Emmy Awards

In a longer than usual episode, we cover a few topical films – Una with Ben Mendelsohn and Rooney Mara, the words of James Baldwin in I Am Not Your Negro, friendship and love in Lovesong and Australia’s James Bond in Becoming Bond. Andrew runs down what films he caught at this years Revelation Film Festival and Bernadette reluctantly runs down her predictions for this years Emmy Awards...[Read More]

Watch the Sunset Cast & Crew Interview – The Last New Wave

Watch the Sunset Cast & Crew Interview – The Last New Wave

Watch the Sunset is a film about crime, drugs and rural Australia. It’s also a film that was shot in one take. Andrew sat down with co-director, writer, actor Tristan Barr, actor Aaron Walton, cinematographer Damien Lipp, and  and Stephanie Mauro who is the graphic designer, Stewart Tyson who is along for the ride, to discuss the film and what the influence was on the production of it. This ...[Read More]

Meal Tickets Director Mat De Koning Interview – The Last New Wave

Meal Tickets Director Mat De Koning Interview – The Last New Wave

Meal Tickets is one of the best Australian films of the year. Director Mat De Koning spent 10 years collating footage for this story about Perth band Screwtop Detonators and then combining it into a 90 minute feature about hope, dreams and kick ass music. I gave it a huge four and a half out of five in my review (here), and can’t recommend checking it out while it screens at Revelation Film ...[Read More]

Top Knot Detective Directors Aaron McCaan & Dominic Pearce Interview – The Last New Wave

Top Knot Detective Directors Aaron McCaan & Dominic Pearce Interview – The Last New Wave

Top Knot Detective is a Perth made film by directors Aaron McCaan & Dominic Pearce. It’s an homage to SBS films from the nineties – specifically the samurai films screened there. It’s insanely fun and it screens at Perth’s Revelation Film Festival. Read my review here, and check out when it’s screening at Revelation Film Festival here. Head over to Ozflix to watch...[Read More]

Revelation Film Festival – 20 Years of Unique Films

Revelation Film Festival – 20 Years of Unique Films

Based in just about the middle of nowhere is the Sleepy Little Deathtoll Town that is Perth. We’re technically the most isolated city in the world, with some of our biggest claims to fame being the birthplace of Heath Ledger and the place that Beatrix Kiddo wanted to move to after she got married. Besides that, my hometown Perth, is also the home of arguably one of the great film festivals that th...[Read More]

81 – Wonder Woman, John Wick: Chapter 2, The Girl With All the Gifts, The Family, Transformers: The Last Knight

81 – Wonder Woman, John Wick: Chapter 2, The Girl With All the Gifts, The Family, Transformers: The Last Knight

We go genre heavy on this episode as we cover that big superhero film that everyone is banging on about, Wonder Woman. Because it’s been out for a bit, there are full spoilers within the discussion. Next up is the return of the seemingly unstoppable John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 2. Featured at this years Revelation Film Festival is the young adult adaptation, The Girl With All the Gifts. H...[Read More]

Two Hands – 1999 – Gregor Jordan – The Last New Wave

Two Hands – 1999 – Gregor Jordan – The Last New Wave

Heath Ledger had a few notable roles in his short career, but in relation to his Australian work, none were better than his role as Jimmy in Gregor Jordan’s 1999 crime flick, Two Hands. In this episode of The Last New Wave, Andrew is joined by Jairo from the True Bromance Film Podcast to discuss the film. Head over to Ozflix to watch great Australian films. Follow The Last New Wave on Facebo...[Read More]

Interview with Dogs of Democracy Director Mary Zournazi – The Last New Wave

Interview with Dogs of Democracy Director Mary Zournazi – The Last New Wave

Director Mary Zournazi explores her heritage, refugees and canines in the documentary Dogs of Democracy. It’s a film that tells fascinating stories about the history of a city through the eyes of dogs, and the roles these dogs play in the ever changing society within Athens. Andrew was able to talk to Mary about her film as well as what inspired her to tell this tale. Dogs of Democracy scree...[Read More]

Interview with China’s 3Dreams Director Nick Torrens – The Last New Wave

Interview with China’s 3Dreams Director Nick Torrens – The Last New Wave

China’s 3Dreams is a documentary by director Nick Torrens that looks at the history of China, and the ‘three dreams’ that help shape the country going forward. It’s a truly fascinating, eye opening film that I am really glad I was able to watch, and most importantly, was able to discuss with Nick. Thanks to the output of this years Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, IR...[Read More]

Interview with Complicit Co-Director Heather White

Interview with Complicit Co-Director Heather White

Andrew goes solo on this episode as he breaks format to interview Complicit co-director Heather White. This is a documentary which explores the toxic work environments that make up the cheap migrant labour in China – specifically focusing on the work environments that many people who create the latest smart phones and tablet devices work within. It’s a truly powerful documentary that n...[Read More]