australian cinema

Celia – 1989 – Ann Turner – The Last New Wave

Celia – 1989 – Ann Turner – The Last New Wave

Ann Turner’s 1989 horror/drama Celia is a film that has almost been lost to time. It’s a powerful film that stars Rebecca Smart in the titular role of Celia, a young girl who is questioning her place in the world after the death of her grandmother. Touching on themes of communism, politics and the desire to own a rabbit, Celia is a brilliant film that is crying out for rediscovery. Wit...[Read More]

Project Eden: Volume 1 Co-Director/Writer Terrance M. Young Interview – The Last New Wave

Project Eden: Volume 1 Co-Director/Writer Terrance M. Young Interview – The Last New Wave

Project Eden: Volume 1 is an ambitious genre event that was filmed across multiple countries and will – as the title suggests – span across multiple films. Co-written and co-directed by Terrance M. Young and Ashlee Jensen, Project Eden: Volume 1 shifted the ways that films in Australia are released, with pre-release hype built up through various genre festivals around Australia. Andrew...[Read More]

Watch the Sunset Review

Watch the Sunset Review

Watch the Sunset opens with a variety of news footage related to drug related crimes and issues. The film that follows is a one shot eighty minute journey through the town of Kerang, Victoria. Working as the feature film debut for the Jack of all trades team that includes (deep breath) co-director/co-writer/actor/co-producer Tristan Barr, co-director/co-writer/actor/co-producer Michael Godsen, cin...[Read More]

It’s Not Just Me Review

It’s Not Just Me Review

Focusing on four transgender men who are at various stages of their journey from transitioning from female to male, It’s Not Just Me is a personal and powerful look into the Australian LGBTIQ experience. From the stories of Simon and David who we spend months with, to the day in the life of Max, and the self-directed GoPro perspective of Logan, there is a wide array of personal experiences and nar...[Read More]

Watch the Sunset Interview with Tristan Barr, Aaron Walton and Damien Lipp – The Last New Wave

Watch the Sunset Interview with Tristan Barr, Aaron Walton and Damien Lipp – The Last New Wave

Round two with some of the team from Watch the Sunset. This short interview with actor, co-writer, producer and co-director Tristan Barr, actor Aaron Walton and cinematographer Damien Lipp was recorded outside Luna SX after I’d had a chance to see the film. To find out more about Watch the Sunset, head over to the Watch the Sunset website. If you’re in Brisbane on August 30th, pick up ...[Read More]

Watch the Sunset Cast & Crew Interview – The Last New Wave

Watch the Sunset Cast & Crew Interview – The Last New Wave

Watch the Sunset is a film about crime, drugs and rural Australia. It’s also a film that was shot in one take. Andrew sat down with co-director, writer, actor Tristan Barr, actor Aaron Walton, cinematographer Damien Lipp, and  and Stephanie Mauro who is the graphic designer, Stewart Tyson who is along for the ride, to discuss the film and what the influence was on the production of it. This ...[Read More]

Top Knot Detective Directors Aaron McCaan & Dominic Pearce Interview – The Last New Wave

Top Knot Detective Directors Aaron McCaan & Dominic Pearce Interview – The Last New Wave

Top Knot Detective is a Perth made film by directors Aaron McCaan & Dominic Pearce. It’s an homage to SBS films from the nineties – specifically the samurai films screened there. It’s insanely fun and it screens at Perth’s Revelation Film Festival. Read my review here, and check out when it’s screening at Revelation Film Festival here. Head over to Ozflix to watch...[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]

Interview with Hotel Coolgardie Director Pete Gleeson – The Last New Wave

Interview with Hotel Coolgardie Director Pete Gleeson – The Last New Wave

Director Pete Gleeson joins Andrew to discuss his new documentary Hotel Coolgardie. This is fascinating documentary about two barmaids who have taken up employment at the remote bar in Coolgardie. Not only do they get work, but they get a different kind of attention than they expected. Please seek out this great film as it’s a fascinating look at an aspect of Australia that isn’t usual...[Read More]

Revelation Film Festival 2017 Program Launches

Revelation Film Festival 2017 Program Launches

Well, the Revelation Film Festival‘s 20th edition line-up has been announced. It’s a real stunner, that’s for sure – what with *deep breath*… 15 World Premieres 41 Australian Premieres 86 Australian Films 200 Film Screenings Over 20 Special Events Industry Guests Yeah, no big deal right? Well, before heading over the to very useful PDF version on the Revelation websit...[Read More]

The Babadook – 2014 – Jennifer Kent – The Last New Wave

The Babadook – 2014 – Jennifer Kent – The Last New Wave

Oh hey! Gay icon, horror masterwork, AACTA award winning film The Babadook finally gets its due with a maxed out, two hour long episode which discusses Jennifer Kent’s film in all the depth it requires. The main discussion was recorded after the internet deemed the top hat wearing figure that is the Babadook was a gay icon, so unfortunately we don’t touch on that too much – but, ...[Read More]

Interview with David Stratton – A Cinematic Life

Interview with David Stratton – A Cinematic Life

This is an episode which has crawled out of our very shallow archives. It was supposed to be released earlier this year to coincide with the cinematic release of David Stratton’s documentary David Stratton: A Cinematic Life, but instead just didn’t get released! So here it is in all its average audio glory. This interview was aptly recorded in the foyer of the great Windsor Cinema here...[Read More]