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83 – The Beguiled, Baby Driver, A Quiet Passion, Lady Macbeth, Personal Shopper

83 – The Beguiled, Baby Driver, A Quiet Passion, Lady Macbeth, Personal Shopper

It’s a pretty stacked week this week as we discuss some high quality entertainment. Ranging from Sofia Coppola’s Civil War era drama, The Beguiled, to Edgar Wright’s action/musical/extravangza Baby Driver, there’s a little bit of something for everyone here. We also look at Terence Davies Emily Dickinson biopic, A Quiet Passion, and remain in the 19th century with Lady Macb...[Read More]

81 – Wonder Woman, John Wick: Chapter 2, The Girl With All the Gifts, The Family, Transformers: The Last Knight

81 – Wonder Woman, John Wick: Chapter 2, The Girl With All the Gifts, The Family, Transformers: The Last Knight

We go genre heavy on this episode as we cover that big superhero film that everyone is banging on about, Wonder Woman. Because it’s been out for a bit, there are full spoilers within the discussion. Next up is the return of the seemingly unstoppable John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 2. Featured at this years Revelation Film Festival is the young adult adaptation, The Girl With All the Gifts. H...[Read More]

Two Hands – 1999 – Gregor Jordan – The Last New Wave

Two Hands – 1999 – Gregor Jordan – The Last New Wave

Heath Ledger had a few notable roles in his short career, but in relation to his Australian work, none were better than his role as Jimmy in Gregor Jordan’s 1999 crime flick, Two Hands. In this episode of The Last New Wave, Andrew is joined by Jairo from the True Bromance Film Podcast to discuss the film. Head over to Ozflix to watch great Australian films. Follow The Last New Wave on Facebo...[Read More]

Transformers: The Last Knight Review

Transformers: The Last Knight Review

Transformers: The Last Knight marks the fifth entry into this cacophonic Michael Bay helmed film series. Those who embarked on the journeys of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Sam Witwicky (he of the Witwiccan lineage) in the first Transformers film hoping that executive producer Steven Spielberg might be able to curtail the hyperactive chaos that fuels the Bay oeuvre and add some of that trademark Am...[Read More]

James Cameron Goes Back to the Terminator

James Cameron Goes Back to the Terminator

For an indestructible killing machine the Terminator has been having a tough time of it in the cinema. Hope is on the horizon though as in 2019 original director James Cameron will regain the rights to the film franchise and is looking to make a new film with Deadpool director Tim Miller. After he had wrapped up his story in the highly acclaimed Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) Cameron walked aw...[Read More]

The Man From Hong Kong – Blu-Ray/DVD Review

The Man From Hong Kong – Blu-Ray/DVD Review

Welcome to the first monthly DVD/Blu-Ray review rundown. The idea of this particular column is to highlight notable Australian media releases that have launched in the 4-6 week window that the column goes up. This column wouldn’t be possible without the help of the great purveyor of home entertainment – Umbrella Entertainment. Umbrella have consistently produced high quality DVD and Blu-Ray releas...[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]

Hell or High Water Review

Hell or High Water Review

One of the great things about the dark periods of society is that it can encourage great art to be created. Art that comments and reflects on the society it is created within. Films like The Hurt Locker or There Will Be Blood effectively comment on the state of America, and while they are timeless films, the era that they were created within elevates them even higher. David Mackenzie’s Hell or Hig...[Read More]

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back returns Tom Cruise to the role of the ex-U.S. Army Military Police Corps Officer turned drifter, Jack Reacher, and supplants him into a story already in motion. Through some very random telephone calls, he somehow becomes embroiled in the narrative path of Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders) to find out what happened to two soldiers who died under suspicious circumstances in ...[Read More]

The Man From Hong Kong – 1975 – Brian Trenchard-Smith – The Last New Wave

The Man From Hong Kong – 1975 – Brian Trenchard-Smith – The Last New Wave

The second entry in the Australian New Wave series is here! This time, I’m joined by director Miranda Sajdak to discuss the film. This is part one of two episodes covering Brian Trenchard-Smith’s The Man From Hong Kong – the second featuring an interview with Brian. Make sure to head over and follow Miranda on twitter, and make sure to as well head over to her GoFundMe page and t...[Read More]

Red Billabong Review

Red Billabong Review

Genre pictures are somewhat of a rarity in Australian cinema. Sure, horror films pop up here and there, but they’re mostly ultra-low budget affairs that are successful overseas. The genre pictures I’m talking about are the monster films – a genuine rarity that pops up every ten years or so to stake its claim in the history of Australian cinema. While Hollywood proliferates our screens with remakes...[Read More]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

I’ve often criticised superhero films for resorting to using an ‘end of the world’ scenario as the climactic element of their story, or for including non-sensical elements or characters – and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is no different. It ticks those boxes that have frustrated me in the past, and many many more boxes. Nostalgia is a brilliant thing – a wonderful m...[Read More]