The Last New Wave

Interview with Jasper Jones Star Aaron McGrath

Interview with Jasper Jones Star Aaron McGrath

As we wrap up our Jasper Jones coverage on The Last New Wave, we have one last treat – an interview with star of the film Aaron McGrath. Aaron was kind enough to chat on a Tuesday evening about his work on the film and his past work as well. Please, Australian folks, head along to see Jasper Jones while it’s in cinemas. Listen to the other Jasper Jones episodes here: Jasper Jones ̵...[Read More]

Interview with A Few Less Men Star Chloe Hurst

Interview with A Few Less Men Star Chloe Hurst

On this episode Andrew interviews star of the new comedy sequel A Few Less Men, Chloe Hurst. In it, he talks to Chloe about life after moving to the US and the transition from stage to film based roles. Follow The Last New Wave on Facebook and Twitter. Feel free to leave us a review on iTunes here. Subscribe to the RSS feed for The Last New Wave here. Listen to AB Film Review here. Follow ABFilmRe...[Read More]

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life – 2017 – Sally Aitken – The Last New Wave

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life – 2017 – Sally Aitken – The Last New Wave

On this episode, Andrew and Bernadette review the documentary about the man who brought them together – David Stratton: A Cinematic Life. Directed by Sally Aitken, this is equally a look at David Stratton, as well as the history of Australian cinema. Follow The Last New Wave on Facebook and Twitter. Feel free to leave us a review on iTunes here. Subscribe to the RSS feed for The Last New Wav...[Read More]

The Sentimental Bloke – 1919 – Raymond Longford – The Last New Wave

The Sentimental Bloke – 1919 – Raymond Longford – The Last New Wave

We’ve stuck around in modern times too long on The Last New Wave, so with the help of David Blakeslee, we jump back to 1919 with Raymond Longford’s The Sentimental Bloke. It’s not often that you can use the term ‘genuine classic’ for films, but if there were ever a time, it would be now. The Sentimental Bloke adapts CJ Denis’ poems into a beautiful story of a ma...[Read More]

Jasper Jones – 2017 – Rachel Perkins – The Last New Wave

Jasper Jones – 2017 – Rachel Perkins – The Last New Wave

Jasper Jones is Rachel Perkins adaptation of Craig Silvey’s powerful book about racism in 1960’s Australia. Starring Levi Miller, Aaron McGrath, Angourie Rice, Toni Collette and Hugo Weaving, this is a brilliant Australian film. Included in this episode is the audio from the Q&A session that Andrew attended. Please be advised this does contain spoilers. Follow The Last New Wave on ...[Read More]

Interview with Jasper Jones and These Final Hours Star Angourie Rice

Interview with Jasper Jones and These Final Hours Star Angourie Rice

Angourie Rice is the star of Australian films like Jasper Jones and the cult hit These Final Hours. In Rachel Perkins adaptation of Craig Silvey’s much loved novel, Angourie stars as Eliza Wishart, the sister of missing girl Laura. Follow The Last New Wave on Facebook and Twitter. Feel free to leave us a review on iTunes here. Subscribe to the RSS feed for The Last New Wave here. Listen to A...[Read More]

Lucky Miles – 2007 – Michael James Rowland – The Last New Wave

Lucky Miles – 2007 – Michael James Rowland – The Last New Wave

On this episode Andrew is joined by repeat guest Dwight Hurst to discuss Michael James Rowland’s 2007 film Lucky Miles. A rarity in Australian cinema, Lucky Miles is a drama/comedy about asylum seekers. Listen to The Broken Brain and check out Dwight’s work here and follow him on twitter. To read more about the Australian Government produced film Journey, head to the website here. To w...[Read More]

Interview with Saroo and Sue Brierley – Inspirations for the Film Lion

Interview with Saroo and Sue Brierley – Inspirations for the Film Lion

On this special episode of The Last New Wave, I was able to sit down with Saroo and Sue Brierley, the people who have inspired the Garth Davis directed film Lion. In this interview we discuss how Saroo’s inspirational story was transferred to the screen, as well as discussing the importance of adoption in Australia. This interview was recorded in the Outdoor section of Luna Leederville, so t...[Read More]

The Proposition – 2005 – John Hillcoat – The Last New Wave

The Proposition – 2005 – John Hillcoat – The Last New Wave

It’s Christmas! So, after the year that was 2016, it’s only fair to discuss the most Christmassy film that Australia has to offer. Yep, that’d be John Hillcoat’s dirty, disgusting western epic, The Proposition. Once again, Andrew has dragged Michael Denniston from War Machine VS War Horse kicking and screaming to discuss an uplifting epic about death and retribution in summ...[Read More]

Sherpa – 2016 – Jennifer Peedom – The Last New Wave

Sherpa – 2016 – Jennifer Peedom – The Last New Wave

It’s the end of the year, so of course it’s the time to cover off some of the better films that Australian cinema had to offer in 2016. We open this episode discussing the variety of films that Australia had to offer, and what our recommendations for ‘Best Australian Film’ would be. While we don’t go into a full top 10 or anything like that, we do provide a good indic...[Read More]

Pauline Hanson: Please Explain! – 2016 – Anna Broinowski – The Last New Wave

Pauline Hanson: Please Explain! – 2016 – Anna Broinowski – The Last New Wave

It was bound to happen, we had to cover a political documentary about Pauline Hanson. Of all the politicians, naturally it would be Pauline Hanson to get a full documentary made about her – and it’s an AACTA Award winning one as well, with director Anna Broinowski winning the Best Director award at the 6th Annual AACTA Awards. We talk about how the film deals with the somewhat contenti...[Read More]

Dark City – 1998 – Alex Proyas – The Last New Wave

Dark City – 1998 – Alex Proyas – The Last New Wave

We’re back with the first sci-fi film of the podcast, Alex Proyas’ Dark City. Conceived before Proyas directed The Crow, Dark City is an impressive science fiction film that presents an ever shifting world with some great set design. In the introduction of the episode, we ask, ‘what exactly is an Australian film?’ Andrew is joined by David Hart from Pop Culture Case Study t...[Read More]