documentary

88 – Paddington 2, Justice League, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Jim & Andy, Spookers, Tower, Wilson, The Dark Tower

88 – Paddington 2, Justice League, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Jim & Andy, Spookers, Tower, Wilson, The Dark Tower

It’s a two hour epic episode this one, and unlike Justice League, you get this one for free. Whether it’s as entertaining as Justice League is up to you. Outside of that film, we also chat about the sequel to Paddington, Paddington 2. We also take a look at the bizarre world of Yorgos Lanthimos with The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Actor Jim Carrey and comedian Andy Kaufman get explored v...[Read More]

Umbrella Entertainment December 2017 Releases

Umbrella Entertainment December 2017 Releases

Another month, another bundle of essential Umbrella Entertainment releases. December’s line up is a pretty stellar one with some truly essential discs being released. What a way to wrap up the year. (We are not paid by Umbrella to push these releases at all, we simply love their work and feel that folks should be aware of the great releases that are on offer.) That Good Night From Umbrella: ...[Read More]

Louis Theroux: Heroin Town Review

Louis Theroux: Heroin Town Review

Heroin Town is the latest ‘feature’-length documentary from Louis Theroux, although it is not a feature film in the way My Scientology Movie was – specifically made as a feature-length film. It’s part of the three-part series for the BBC, Dark States, which focuses on, well, dark subjects in three states in America. Or, as IMDb says, “Louis Theroux visits three American cities and examines a uniqu...[Read More]

Not Quite Hollywood Blu-Ray Review

Not Quite Hollywood Blu-Ray Review

Mark Hartley’s essential Not Quite Hollywood came at a point in Australian cinema history when it seemed like the faith in the Australian film industry was waning. In the early 2000’s, the quality of Australian cinema was waning – that’s not to say that there weren’t quality Australian films, it’s just that the excitement for Australian cinema felt lacking. In 2008, Not Quite Hollywood exploded on...[Read More]

Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards Review

Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards Review

Squeeeee! Okay, disclaimer: I do love a good shoe. Some might even (rightly!) say I’m a shoe-aholic, so I was always going to be very interested in this film – and its subject matter. The shoes – and the man behind the shoes – the King of Shoes, Manolo Blahnik. You know you’ve made it when people refer to you by your first name, and turn it into a (hardly) common noun to describe your products, ie...[Read More]

Not Quite Hollywood Director Mark Hartley Interview – The Last New Wave

Not Quite Hollywood Director Mark Hartley Interview – The Last New Wave

Umbrella Entertainment have once again come out with an essential Bluray release of a great Australian film. This time, it’s Mark Hartley’s Not Quite Hollywood. Andrew caught up with Mark to discuss his documentary and find out about the research that went in to making an exhaustive film about a great period of Australian cinema. Make sure to pick up the Bluray from Umbrella right here...[Read More]

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Review

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Review

I’m not sure where to begin with this, so will just dump my thoughts on paper and go from there. In fact, I really wish I’d taken pen and paper to the cinema for this. Not that I’d anticipated reviewing it in this way, but it did so much more, and gave me so much more than I was anticipating, so now I feel compelled to do this… ain’t cinema grand the way it does that to you… Not always, but ...[Read More]

Six Months to Salvation Director Lorenzo Benitez Interview – The Last New Wave

Six Months to Salvation Director Lorenzo Benitez Interview – The Last New Wave

On this episode, Andrew interviews director Lorenzo Benitez about his film Six Months to Salvation. Focusing on Lorenzo and six other volunteer English teachers from Australia, Six Months to Salvation looks at the effects of teaching English in a country where it is not the main language. It asks – what does that do to ones culture? Lorenzo has made his film available on Vimeo to watch for f...[Read More]

84 – Dunkirk, The Big Sick, First Girl I Loved, Chicken People, Tickling Giants

84 – Dunkirk, The Big Sick, First Girl I Loved, Chicken People, Tickling Giants

Chickens, World War II, satire, religious beliefs and sexuality are all discussed on this episode as we leap in to some of the bigger films of the year, and some of the quieter films of the year. Christopher Nolan’s war epic Dunkirk tests our spirits, while The Big Sick tries to lift them back up again. It seems everybody slept on the great First Girl I Loved and we put forward a case why yo...[Read More]

Something Quite Peculiar Interview with Director and Producer Team Mike and Patti Brook – The Last New Wave

Something Quite Peculiar Interview with Director and Producer Team Mike and Patti Brook – The Last New Wave

On this episode Andrew invites director/editor Mike Brook and his sister and producer/narrator Patti Brook in to his home to discuss their documentary, Something Quite Peculiar: The Life and Times of Steve Kilbey. This is fascinating documentary that looks at the iconic voice behind one of Australia’s greatest songs – Under the Milky Way. It questions the role of the artist in relation...[Read More]

Morgana Documentary Active on Kickstarter RIGHT NOW

Morgana Documentary Active on Kickstarter RIGHT NOW

Sorry, I didn’t mean to yell, but… the documentary Morgana is active on Kickstarter right now and at time of hitting ‘publish’ there are nine days left to support this great looking documentary. Supporting independent film is one of the best things you can do as a film watcher. Add the fact that this is an Australian film as well and there’s the extra brownie points y...[Read More]

Secrets at Sunrise Director Jennene Riggs Interview – The Last New Wave

Secrets at Sunrise Director Jennene Riggs Interview – The Last New Wave

Secrets at Sunrise is a documentary about the critically endangered Western Ground Parrot and the people who work tirelessly to work to conserve the parrot and the bio-diverse environment they live in in the South West of Western Australia. Andrew caught up with director Jennene Riggs to discuss her documentary and the work that went in to gathering the footage for it. To find out more about what ...[Read More]