australian film

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]

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]

Interview with Tunnel Vision Director Ivan Hexter – The Last New Wave

Interview with Tunnel Vision Director Ivan Hexter – The Last New Wave

Director Ivan Hexter joins Andrew to discuss his documentary Tunnel Vision – a film about the problematic East/West link proposed by the then Victorian Liberal government. Tunnel Vision shows the community power through protesting and social media campaigns that helped bring about a new government, as well as help end the expensive and disastrous project. Tunnel Vision screens on July 16th a...[Read More]

80 – Hounds of Love, Get Out, 20th Century Women, Colossal, Split

80 – Hounds of Love, Get Out, 20th Century Women, Colossal, Split

There are eighty of these review things? Well then, lets get onto it. We cover the old and the new on this episode as we live in Australia and universal release dates are a foreign language to us. First of all we discuss the new West Australian made thriller, Hounds of Love. Then we go back to early 2017 America with Jordan Peele’s horror, Get Out. Then we go further back and get all ‘...[Read More]

Australia’s First Refugee Film Festival – 18-23 June 2017

Australia’s First Refugee Film Festival – 18-23 June 2017

Refugee Week is quickly arriving – June 18th through til June 24th – and with it comes the continuation of Australia’s first ever refugee film festival. Co-ordinated by the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), the Refugee Film Festival will be screening in Melbourne and Sydney with the ability to host your own screening in your own state. The Refugee Film Festival launched in 201...[Read More]

June Australian Revelations Screening – Two Hands

June Australian Revelations Screening – Two Hands

Another month, another great Australian film is announced for the Revelation Film Festival monthly Australian Revelations screenings. This time it’s Gregor Jordan’s essential 1999 crime classic, Two Hands. Starring the great Heath Ledger and Rose Byrne in career launching roles, as well as the masterful Bryan Brown; Two Hands is an exercise in hilarity, tension, and pure crime cinema j...[Read More]

Interview with The Gateway Bug Director Johanna B. Kelly & Producer Cameron Marshad – The Last New Wave

Interview with The Gateway Bug Director Johanna B. Kelly & Producer Cameron Marshad – The Last New Wave

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival kicks off on July 9th and carries through to the 16th of July. Screening as part of the festival is The Gateway Bug, a documentary about the future – and that future is entomophagy… aka… eating bugs! Andrew interviewed director Johanna B. Kelly and producer Cameron Marshad about what went in to making a documentary about bugs, and what insp...[Read More]

Interview with Constance on the Edge Director Belinda Mason

Interview with Constance on the Edge Director Belinda Mason

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival kicks off this year on July 9 and runs through til July 16. Part of the lineup of great films on display is Belinda Mason’s Constance on the Edge. This is a powerful documentary about mother of six, Constance, learning to adjust to life in Australia after moving here as a refugee from Sudan. In the lead up to the festival, Andrew spoke to director Beli...[Read More]

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]