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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 ...[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 foo...[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 f...[Read More]

71 – Lion, I, Daniel Blake, Southside With You, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, 24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters

71 – Lion, I, Daniel Blake, Southside With You, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, 24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters

It’s a bit of a somber episode this one as we cover a few sad films – specifically, Lion and I, Daniel Blake. And then we get a little sadder as we lament the end of President Obama’s running of America with a look at his and Michelle’s first date in Southside With You. There’s something strange about a body ...[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....[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?’ ...[Read More]

70 – Arrival, American Honey, Nocturnal Animals, The Girl on the Train, Bad Santa 2, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life – Winter

70 – Arrival, American Honey, Nocturnal Animals, The Girl on the Train, Bad Santa 2, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life – Winter

Can you believe there’s 100 of these things? Well, we almost forget that we’ve sat down 100 times to record and discuss films on this show, but at least we slapped that forgotten record to the beginning of this episode. And what an episode. We discuss a few major film releases – after all, it’s turning into the bac...[Read More]

The Castle – 1997 – Rob Sitch – The Last New Wave

The Castle – 1997 – Rob Sitch – The Last New Wave

When I started The Last New Wave, I asked friends on Facebook what their favourite Australian film was. The one title that continued to pop up (alongside other films like Chopper, Blessed and Lantana) was Rob Sitch’s The Castle. So, finally, we’ve dedicated an episode to covering this comedy ‘classic’. It was only ...[Read More]

69 – The Handmaiden, The Neon Demon, Hell or High Water, The Meddler, De Palma

69 – The Handmaiden, The Neon Demon, Hell or High Water, The Meddler, De Palma

Explicit Content Ahh, welcome back? Are you still out there? How are you doing? Ok? It’s been a bit of a rough week hasn’t it? Lots of questions, no answers. Well, thankfully AB Film Review is here to provide more chaos. It’s unavoidable, we had to voice our opinion on the recent US election and Emperor President-Elect T...[Read More]

Pop Culture Case Study – Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the Search for Meaning

Pop Culture Case Study – Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the Search for Meaning

Once again, David from Pop Culture Case Study was kind enough to have Andrew on his show. This time to discuss one of Andrew’s favourite films – Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind. In this episode, David and Andrew discuss the film at length, but they also discuss the search for meaning. Listen here: S...[Read More]

Pop Culture Case Study – Bridge on the River Kwai and Honour

Pop Culture Case Study – Bridge on the River Kwai and Honour

David from Pop Culture Case Study has once again allowed Andrew to guest on the show – this time to discuss David Lean’s war epic The Bridge on the River Kwai. Within the episode, David discusses the theme of honour and what it means to have honour in what you do. Listen below: Subscribe on iTunes! —-Make sure to rate an...[Read More]

Razorback – 1984 – Russell Mulcahy – The Last New Wave

Razorback – 1984 – Russell Mulcahy – The Last New Wave

On the last of the look at the Australian New Wave series, Andrew is joined by artist Simon Sherry to discuss Russell Mulcahy’s directorial debut – Razorback – aka the film with the giant pig. In this episode we not only touch on the film itself, but then we go on to discuss at length some of the great forgotten Australi...[Read More]