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

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...[Read More]

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

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 Mudboun...[Read More]

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

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 wobb...[Read More]

Sweet Country Director Warwick Thornton Interview – The Last New Wave

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. ...[Read More]

Best Australian Films of 2017 – The Last New Wave

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 f...[Read More]

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

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...[Read More]

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

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. Becom...[Read More]

Swinging Safari Director Stephan Elliott Interview – The Last New Wave

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...[Read More]

The Last New Wave Re-Launches

The Last New Wave Re-Launches

  Now for something a little different. Just over a year ago, the decision was made to start a new podcast. One that focused on Australian cinema and all that it covered. That show was called The Last New Wave. The aim of this podcast was to take a thorough look at Australian cinema, while also providing a platform for filmmakers to discuss their work. This ‘retro episode’ is the introductory...[Read More]

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

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 ...[Read More]

War Machine VS War Horse – Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Contact V Another Earth)

War Machine VS War Horse – Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Contact V Another Earth)

Andrew guested again on the great War Machine VS War Horse with host Michael Denniston to (once again) chat about Close Encounters of the Third Kind. This time, the Spielberg classic is compared to Robert Zemeckis’ galaxy spanning classic Contact, and Mike Cahill’s multiple earth focused grief drama, Another Earth. Make sure to head along to Following Films to check out other great sho...[Read More]

Original Remake – La Piscine/A Bigger Splash

Original Remake – La Piscine/A Bigger Splash

Andrew was fortunate enough to guest on the brilliant podcast, Original Remake, with host Michael Denniston to chat about Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash and the original film it’s based on, Jacques Deray’s La Piscine. Head on over to Following Films and check out Original Remake as well as plenty of other great shows.