AACTA Awards

Casting JonBenet – 2017 – Kitty Green – The Last New Wave

Casting JonBenet – 2017 – Kitty Green – The Last New Wave

Casting JonBenet was recently nominated for the Best Documentary prize at the 7th Annual AACTA Awards. As a slight retrospective, we’re adding our review of this interesting documentary to the feed for The Last New Wave. Directed by Kitty Green, this documentary hit Netflix earlier this year and takes a fascinating look at the actors who are enlisted to portray the lives of the family member...[Read More]

6th AACTA Award Nominations Rundown – The Last New Wave

6th AACTA Award Nominations Rundown – The Last New Wave

On this special episode of The Last New Wave – Andrew & Bernadette discuss the 6th AACTA Award nominations. The full line up of nominations can be read here. Opening score – Prologue – Gods of Egypt – Marco Beltrami Closing score – The Only Music We Can Hear – Goldstone – Ivan Sen Check out Cinema Australia here. Follow The Last New Wave on Facebook an...[Read More]

Hacksaw Ridge Leads the 6th Annual AACTA Award Nominations

Hacksaw Ridge Leads the 6th Annual AACTA Award Nominations

The 6th Annual AACTA Award nominations are out, and they are definitely an exciting bunch of nominations. From the wide array of films that were up for consideration, the ones that have risen to the top have been Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge (celebrating 13 nominations), Ivan Sen’s Goldstone, Rosemary Myers Girl Asleep, Simon Stone’s The Daughter, and Bentley Dean and Martin Butler...[Read More]

Beast Review

Beast Review

Just like many of the Australian films up for consideration at this years AACTA Awards, Sam and Tom McKeith’s Beast is a film that has flown completely under the radar. After a run at TIFF, a screening or two at the Adelaide Film Festival in 2015, and a quiet shuffle onto screens in Melbourne and Sydney, it’s quickly apparent that Beast has not been given the release it deserves. In what is a stun...[Read More]

67 – Hacksaw Ridge, Girl Asleep, Early Winter, The Confirmation, Blood Father, Wiener-Dog

67 – Hacksaw Ridge, Girl Asleep, Early Winter, The Confirmation, Blood Father, Wiener-Dog

On this episode, we go potential AACTA Award crazy as we cover three Australian films: Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, Cinefest Oz winning Girl Asleep, and the Australian-Canadian co-production Early Winter. We then look at Nebraska writer Bob Nelson’s parable about life, religion and missing tool boxes with The Confirmation. Bernadette takes a look at another Mel Gibson effort – thi...[Read More]

Early Winter Review

Early Winter Review

When we reach the end of our lives, we are forced to look back on the journey that has brought us to our conclusion. We reflect on the people who we’ve interacted with, and the role our families have played in our lives. Writer/Director Michael Rowe’s Early Winter is a film that reflects on our relationships and how they inform who we are as individuals. The core focus is David (Paul Doucet) and M...[Read More]

Girl Asleep Review

Girl Asleep Review

One of the ‘classic tales’ that exists in the world of cinema, is that of the young girl who stumbles upon a mystical world that displays a mirrored version of her own. Whether it be Dorothy being transported to the world of Oz with its munchkins and witches in The Wizard of Oz, or Chihiro’s moving house within Spirited Away, different cultures around the world have utilised this motif as a way of...[Read More]

65 – Downriver, Ben-Hur, Sausage Party, Nerve, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Invitation

65 – Downriver, Ben-Hur, Sausage Party, Nerve, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Invitation

We’re back with another packed episode covering a bunch of very different films. On this one we’ve got the AACTA Awards hopeful Downriver. Andrew caught the remake of Ben-Hur – and the inevitable question of whether remakes should occur is raised. The R-rated animated scatalogical film, Sausage Party is discussed with full spoilers. Bernadette caught Nerve with all its Franco-fil...[Read More]

AACTA Award Nominees – Documentary Feature, Short Animation, Short Film

AACTA Award Nominees – Documentary Feature, Short Animation, Short Film

The countdown to this year’s top Australian screen awards has officially commenced, with the first nominees for the 6th AACTA Awards presented by Presto announced today. Nominees were announced in three categories – Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Short Animation and Best Short Fiction Film. Nominees for Australia’s finest film and television productions of the past year will be announced la...[Read More]

First AACTA Nominee’s Announced.

First AACTA Nominee’s Announced.

The AACTA Awards don’t muck around when it comes to announcing nominees with the first nominees for the 2015 AACTA Awards being today announced with the Best Documentary, Best Short Animation and Best Short Fiction Films. The nominees are: BEST  FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY Gayby Baby (directed by Maya Newell) follows the lives of four children growing up with same-sex parents, and approaches ...[Read More]