australian cinema

79 – Alien: Covenant, Berlin Syndrome, The Eagle Huntress, Casting JonBenet, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

79 – Alien: Covenant, Berlin Syndrome, The Eagle Huntress, Casting JonBenet, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

After a brief hiatus, we’re back with another episode covering some of the big releases as well as a few of the smaller releases out there in the wild. Andrew saw Ridley Scott’s latest attempt at reviving the Alien series with Alien: Covenant. Cate Shortland returns to cinema with an engaging thriller starring Teresa Palmer – Berlin Syndrome. Otto Bell directs the inspirational t...[Read More]

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]

Aaron Petersen’s Zach’s Ceremony Hits Cinemas in March

Aaron Petersen’s Zach’s Ceremony Hits Cinemas in March

Director Aaron Petersen makes his film debut with his documentary Zach’s Ceremony. Captured over ten years, this documentary follows Zach Doomadgee, a young Sydney-sider growing up and transitioning into manhood, doing so within the traditions of his heritage. Being released by Umbrella Entertainment, Zach’s Ceremony will receive regional screenings throughout March. Head over to the w...[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]

Andrew’s Top 30 Films of 2016 – Plus Best Director, Best Acting, Best Script, Worst Films

Andrew’s Top 30 Films of 2016 – Plus Best Director, Best Acting, Best Script, Worst Films

Our end of year episodes are long done and dusted, but if you haven’t listened to them, don’t fear! We’ve put our favourite performances and films in a handy list below. Best Director Winner: Ivan Sen – Goldstone Runners Up: Taika Waititi – Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Jennifer Peedom – Sherpa, Anna Biller – The Love Witch, Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe Best Actress Winner...[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]

AB Film Review’s 2016 Film Awards – Part Two – Best Acting, Best Director, Best Script, Worst Films

AB Film Review’s 2016 Film Awards – Part Two – Best Acting, Best Director, Best Script, Worst Films

Part two of our awards swear-a-thon is here. In this one we go through the acting of 2016 and nominate and award those who we feel gave the best performances of the year. We also dish out our Best Director award and Best Script. Also, it wouldn’t be an awards show without running through what we think were the worst films of 2016. The song at the end of this episode is The Drones Boredom. Fo...[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]

Lion Review

Lion Review

It’s very easy for an inspirational true story to be translated into a film in a very preachy, sentimental manner. Boost the manipulative score at the right moments, implement a voice over to help convey the otherwise unapparent character emotions, close the film with a crowd inspiring speech. Roll credits. These sorts of stories are inspirational for a reason – they’re anomalies within the world ...[Read More]