Andrew Peirce

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 the AB Film Review everyone else in the world can listen to what Andrew has to say to his wife.

Revelation Film Festival 2017 Program Launches

Revelation Film Festival 2017 Program Launches

Well, the Revelation Film Festival‘s 20th edition line-up has been announced. It’s a real stunner, that’s for sure – what with *deep breath*… 15 World Premieres 41 Australian Premieres 86 Australian Films 200 Film Screenings Over 20 Special Events Industry Guests Yeah, no big deal right? Well, before heading over the to very useful PDF version on the Revelation websit...[Read More]

Andrew’s Top 30 Films of 2016 – Plus Best Director, Best Acting, Best Script, Worst Films

Andrew’s Top 30 Films of 2016 – Plus Best Director, Best Acting, Best Script, Worst Films

Our end of year episodes are long done and dusted, but if you haven’t listened to them, don’t fear! We’ve put our favourite performances and films in a handy list below. Best Director Winner: Ivan Sen – Goldstone Runners Up: Taika Waititi – Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Jennifer Peedom – Sherpa, Anna Biller – The Love Witch, Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe Best Actress Winner...[Read More]

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Official Trailer and Poster

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Official Trailer and Poster

If it weren’t for David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz, this website wouldn’t exist. Plain and simple as that. It’s no secret, but how Bernadette and myself (Andrew) met was through The Movie Show‘s old tan coloured forums where users like tiprat, ogden and pat would post about films and stuff. Thanks to the existence of the show, and the love for the heated discussions tha...[Read More]

Best Film Prints of 2016

Best Film Prints of 2016

2016 provided another year of solid film prints to cover the walls of your house/toilet/cave with. As per my Best Film Prints of 2015 list, I’ve provided a few honourable mentions, alongside what I feel are the best film prints of 2016. Let’s jump in… Rich Kelly‘s work has always been superb – seriously, go have a look at his port folio – and his work for the Na...[Read More]

Best Australian Films of 2016

Best Australian Films of 2016

2016 was another solid year for Australian cinema with some fantastic dramas, comedies and documentaries all being produced by great Australian talent. It was also the year that we decided to launch a second podcast, The Last New Wave, a show that is purely dedicated to covering Australian cinema, both new and old. Australian cinema had another solid year with good attendance, although no film hit...[Read More]

The Last New Wave Launches

The Last New Wave Launches

It was inevitable. AB Film Review couldn’t contain us, so we’ve spawned a new podcast – The Last New Wave. This one is dedicated solely to Australian films and their history. On the first of each month, a new episode will drop where Bernadette and I discuss the history of an Australian film, then we bring on an international guest to review the film and look at it from a domestic...[Read More]

In Which Andrew Tells… Why Cinema Will Never Die.

In Which Andrew Tells… Why Cinema Will Never Die.

In Which Andrew Tells… is a series of articles about a certain topic, film or event, where Andrew – the unlikely voice of reason – tells that particular topic, film or event a hard truth. Whether that be how a particular film could be fixed, or how well an event worked, this is solely Andrew’s opinion and is not always intended to be taken seriously. Previous editions of In Which Andre...[Read More]

In Which Andrew Tells… How to Create Equality in Cinema.

In Which Andrew Tells… How to Create Equality in Cinema.

In Which Andrew Tells… is a series of articles about a certain topic, film or event, where Andrew – the unlikely voice of reason – tells that particular topic, film or event a hard truth. Whether that be how a particular film could be fixed, or how well an event worked, this is solely Andrew’s opinion and is not always intended to be taken seriously. Previous editions of In Which Andre...[Read More]

Andrew’s Top Twenty Five Films of 2015 & Five Worst Films

Andrew’s Top Twenty Five Films of 2015 & Five Worst Films

Our complete episode and rundown of our top 25 films of the year can be heard at these links: 20-11 Best Films of 2015, Honourable Mentions and Worst Films 10-1 Best Films of 2015 25. Paddington 24. Ex-Machina 23. Ricki and the Flash 22. Selma 21. Sicario 20. Beasts of No Nation 19. Last Cab to Darwin 18. The End of the Tour 17. Partisan 16. Foxcatcher 15. The Duke of Burgundy 14. Song of the Sea ...[Read More]

In Which Andrew Tells Oscar Winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu How to Fix The Revenant.

In Which Andrew Tells Oscar Winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu How to Fix The Revenant.

In this quick article, Andrew SPOILS the ending of The Revenant and tells three time Oscar winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu how to write and direct his 12-time Oscar nominated film about survival. The Revenant is a film designed to tell the grand tale of survival of Hugh Glass, a man who was left for dead after being mauled by a bear, by his crew – namely, Tom Hardy’s John Fitzge...[Read More]

Oscar Nominations – Live Reaction

Oscar Nominations – Live Reaction

In our first video AND audio recording, we react live to the Oscar nominations and then discuss them after the nominations have occurred. Andrew is quite wrong when he says that Adam McKay directed Game Change. Jay Roach directed that. To watch the video version of this podcast, head over to our YouTube page and follow us there. You can also click on this link and watch the video when it goes live...[Read More]

Best Film Prints of 2015

Best Film Prints of 2015

Another year is down with another set of great film prints that help showcase their respective films perfectly. Whilst there is always a plethora of film prints out there to choose from, these are my ten (and a couple of honourable homages as well) favourite film prints of the year. First of all – a couple of prints that aren’t directly related to films, but they are nice homages to th...[Read More]