documentary

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]

78 – Loving, The LEGO Batman Movie, Denial, Kate Plays Christine, Logan, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

78 – Loving, The LEGO Batman Movie, Denial, Kate Plays Christine, Logan, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

We’re back with a bunch of reviews covering Jeff Nichols great film, Loving. Andrew saw the animated Lego Batman film creatively titled, The LEGO Batman Movie. We discuss fake news and the holocaust in Denial. Bernadette took a hit for the team and watched Kate Plays Christine, while Andrew took one for the team and watched some film called ‘Logan‘. Finally, Macon Blair’s S...[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]

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]

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Official Trailer and Poster

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Official Trailer and Poster

If it weren’t for David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz, this website wouldn’t exist. Plain and simple as that. It’s no secret, but how Bernadette and myself (Andrew) met was through The Movie Show‘s old tan coloured forums where users like tiprat, ogden and pat would post about films and stuff. Thanks to the existence of the show, and the love for the heated discussions tha...[Read More]

74 – The Edge of Seventeen, 13th, War on Everyone, 45 Years, Krisha, Other People, The Assassin, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Everything is Copy

74 – The Edge of Seventeen, 13th, War on Everyone, 45 Years, Krisha, Other People, The Assassin, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Everything is Copy

Another collection of 2016-ish films on this episode as we once again trawl through the many films we missed during the year, as we prepare ourselves for our end of year wrap up episode. Here, we go through the teenage years with Hailee Steinfeld in The Edge of Seventeen. Next up we look at the great essay of the way racism is built into the American constitution in Ava Duvernay’s 13th. Mich...[Read More]

73 – Tanna, Captain Fantastic, Everybody Wants Some!!, Tickled, Victoria

73 – Tanna, Captain Fantastic, Everybody Wants Some!!, Tickled, Victoria

On our first episode of 2017, we cover a few films that we had missed during 2016. Notably, we cover the Australian foreign language film and AACTA Award winner, Tanna. Viggo Mortensen and his wild family get uncovered in Captain Fantastic. Richard Linklater returns to college in the eighties with his parable about a group of baseballers getting ready to go to college in Everybody Wants Some!!. Th...[Read More]

Sherpa – 2016 – Jennifer Peedom – The Last New Wave

Sherpa – 2016 – Jennifer Peedom – The Last New Wave

It’s the end of the year, so of course it’s the time to cover off some of the better films that Australian cinema had to offer in 2016. We open this episode discussing the variety of films that Australia had to offer, and what our recommendations for ‘Best Australian Film’ would be. While we don’t go into a full top 10 or anything like that, we do provide a good indic...[Read More]

71 – Lion, I, Daniel Blake, Southside With You, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, 24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters

71 – Lion, I, Daniel Blake, Southside With You, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, 24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters

It’s a bit of a somber episode this one as we cover a few sad films – specifically, Lion and I, Daniel Blake. And then we get a little sadder as we lament the end of President Obama’s running of America with a look at his and Michelle’s first date in Southside With You. There’s something strange about a body with not physical signs of death in The Autopsy of Jane Doe....[Read More]

Pauline Hanson: Please Explain! – 2016 – Anna Broinowski – The Last New Wave

Pauline Hanson: Please Explain! – 2016 – Anna Broinowski – The Last New Wave

It was bound to happen, we had to cover a political documentary about Pauline Hanson. Of all the politicians, naturally it would be Pauline Hanson to get a full documentary made about her – and it’s an AACTA Award winning one as well, with director Anna Broinowski winning the Best Director award at the 6th Annual AACTA Awards. We talk about how the film deals with the somewhat contenti...[Read More]

24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters Review

24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters Review

To immediately go on a tangent at the start of this review, I want to state that I have often found the concept of sports films very alienating. I get the representation of teamwork and conquering goals, but I have often felt distanced from the community represented on screen. There is an inherent unity with strangers who are invested in supporting a common element – for example, a sports team ove...[Read More]

69 – The Handmaiden, The Neon Demon, Hell or High Water, The Meddler, De Palma

69 – The Handmaiden, The Neon Demon, Hell or High Water, The Meddler, De Palma

Explicit Content Ahh, welcome back? Are you still out there? How are you doing? Ok? It’s been a bit of a rough week hasn’t it? Lots of questions, no answers. Well, thankfully AB Film Review is here to provide more chaos. It’s unavoidable, we had to voice our opinion on the recent US election and Emperor President-Elect Trump’s ascension to power. After that madness subsides...[Read More]