AB Film Review

79 – Alien: Covenant, Berlin Syndrome, The Eagle Huntress, Casting JonBenet, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

79 – Alien: Covenant, Berlin Syndrome, The Eagle Huntress, Casting JonBenet, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

After a brief hiatus, we’re back with another episode covering some of the big releases as well as a few of the smaller releases out there in the wild. Andrew saw Ridley Scott’s latest attempt at reviving the Alien series with Alien: Covenant. Cate Shortland returns to cinema with an engaging thriller starring Teresa Palmer – Berlin Syndrome. Otto Bell directs the inspirational t...[Read More]

78 – Loving, The LEGO Batman Movie, Denial, Kate Plays Christine, Logan, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

78 – Loving, The LEGO Batman Movie, Denial, Kate Plays Christine, Logan, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

We’re back with a bunch of reviews covering Jeff Nichols great film, Loving. Andrew saw the animated Lego Batman film creatively titled, The LEGO Batman Movie. We discuss fake news and the holocaust in Denial. Bernadette took a hit for the team and watched Kate Plays Christine, while Andrew took one for the team and watched some film called ‘Logan‘. Finally, Macon Blair’s S...[Read More]

77 – T2 Trainspotting, Silence, Paterson, Christine

77 – T2 Trainspotting, Silence, Paterson, Christine

On this episode of AB Film Review we cover a few truly great films – namely, Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting sequel T2 Trainspotting, Martin Scorsese’s long awaited 17th Century religious epic Silence, creating an Adam Driver pairing is Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson and finally the essential film about Christine Chubbuck’s life starring Rebecca Hall, Christine. As usual, lots o...[Read More]

76 – Fences, Hidden Figures, Jackie, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, Oscar Discussion

76 – Fences, Hidden Figures, Jackie, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, Oscar Discussion

On this episode we go all in on the Oscars as we discuss four of the films in the running for Best Picture, Denzel Washington’s Fences, Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures, Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea and Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight. We also touch on Best Actress hopeful Jackie. 0:00 – Intro 4:37 – Fences 20:06 – Hidden Figures 31:43 – Jackie 44:18 – Manchester by the...[Read More]

AB Film Review’s 2016 Film Awards – Part Three – Best Films 20-1

AB Film Review’s 2016 Film Awards – Part Three – Best Films 20-1

Ah, finally, the episode that you’ve all been waiting for. The culmination of a year of film watching comes to a close with our twenty favourite films from 2016. As mentioned in the episode, this list includes films that may have had 2015 US releases. As per the other episodes as well, there’s a lot of swearing here, as well as a fair amount of hiccups too – alcohol will do that ...[Read More]

AB Film Review’s 2016 Film Awards – Part Two – Best Acting, Best Director, Best Script, Worst Films

AB Film Review’s 2016 Film Awards – Part Two – Best Acting, Best Director, Best Script, Worst Films

Part two of our awards swear-a-thon is here. In this one we go through the acting of 2016 and nominate and award those who we feel gave the best performances of the year. We also dish out our Best Director award and Best Script. Also, it wouldn’t be an awards show without running through what we think were the worst films of 2016. The song at the end of this episode is The Drones Boredom. Fo...[Read More]

AB Film Review’s 2016 Film Awards – Part One – Best Scene, Best Australian Film, Best Dance Scene, Best Documentary, and More…

AB Film Review’s 2016 Film Awards – Part One – Best Scene, Best Australian Film, Best Dance Scene, Best Documentary, and More…

Welcome to the first part of AB Film Review’s End of 2016 Awards Show. Spread over three episodes because, well, we simply can’t contain all the different things we have to say in one episode. One day we’ll show restraint, but that day is not today. In this episode, we start our path to drunkenness as we discuss the best scene, best Australian film, best documentary, worst scene,...[Read More]

75 – Sing Street, The Man Who Knew Infinity, Sunset Song, Blue Jay, James White, Nasty Baby

75 – Sing Street, The Man Who Knew Infinity, Sunset Song, Blue Jay, James White, Nasty Baby

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 U...[Read More]

74 – The Edge of Seventeen, 13th, War on Everyone, 45 Years, Krisha, Other People, The Assassin, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Everything is Copy

74 – The Edge of Seventeen, 13th, War on Everyone, 45 Years, Krisha, Other People, The Assassin, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Everything is Copy

Another collection of 2016-ish films on this episode as we once again trawl through the many films we missed during the year, as we prepare ourselves for our end of year wrap up episode. Here, we go through the teenage years with Hailee Steinfeld in The Edge of Seventeen. Next up we look at the great essay of the way racism is built into the American constitution in Ava Duvernay’s 13th. Mich...[Read More]

72 – La La Land, Broke, Queen of Katwe, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

72 – La La Land, Broke, Queen of Katwe, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

There is no episode more indicative of the quality of this show than this episode right here. There’s bad audio. There’s swearing. Lots of swearing. There’s unexpected spoilers out of nowhere. There’s complaints about how hot it is. There’s an argument. There’s Bernadette telling Andrew he’s a fool. There’s also a double five star rating of a film. A...[Read More]