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Call Me By Your Name Review

Call Me By Your Name Review

There is a shot midway through Call Me By Your Name that showcases the observant directing style of Luca Guadagnino. Timothée Chalamet’s seventeen year old Elio is lingering around his parents Italian villa in the midst of summer. Lackadaisical and carefree, he opens a fridge and stares into it, eventually pulling out what he desires. He closes the door as he leaves the room, but it doesn’t shut c...[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]

87 – Thor: Ragnarok, Brad’s Status, My Life as a Zucchini, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Annabelle: Creation, A Ghost Story, War for the Planet of the Apes

87 – Thor: Ragnarok, Brad’s Status, My Life as a Zucchini, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Annabelle: Creation, A Ghost Story, War for the Planet of the Apes

Another jam packed episode as the blockbusters and the indies clash on this episode with films that are old and new getting discussed. Starting out with director Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok and its exploration of a man who has electricity in his fingers, we then move to the conundrum that is the modern white man by way of Ben Stiller in Brad’s Status. A french orphanage gets a look ...[Read More]

Bad Blood Review

Bad Blood Review

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A crime writer (Xavier Samuel) is stalked by an unknown figure. He has a dark secret that he’s keeping from his fiancé, one that if it were let out his world would be shaken to its core. His previous book, Die Softly, is based on the murder of his wife. There’s a possibility that a long lost sibling may be involved. If it all sounds wannabe Stephen King, th...[Read More]

Zelos Review

Zelos Review

Love it or hate it, the mumblecore movement of filmmaking in America has certainly spawned an impressive array of brilliant artists such as Greta Gerwig and the Duplass brothers. The ‘genre’ also aims to explore many modern day issues that seem to plague thirty-somethings as they progress in society. One such issue is explored in the Australian film Zelos – namely, what do you do when your partner...[Read More]

Zelos Writer Claire J. Harris Interview – The Last New Wave

Zelos Writer Claire J. Harris Interview – The Last New Wave

It’s Zelos week on The Last New Wave as we bring the first of two interviews with the minds behind the film. In the first of the two interviews, Andrew caught up with writer Claire J. Harris to discuss how this independent film about infidelity came about and how the process to getting it made occurred. Keep an eye out for an interview with director Jo-Anne Brechin in the next day or two. An...[Read More]

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]

83 – The Beguiled, Baby Driver, A Quiet Passion, Lady Macbeth, Personal Shopper

83 – The Beguiled, Baby Driver, A Quiet Passion, Lady Macbeth, Personal Shopper

It’s a pretty stacked week this week as we discuss some high quality entertainment. Ranging from Sofia Coppola’s Civil War era drama, The Beguiled, to Edgar Wright’s action/musical/extravangza Baby Driver, there’s a little bit of something for everyone here. We also look at Terence Davies Emily Dickinson biopic, A Quiet Passion, and remain in the 19th century with Lady Macb...[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]

A Ghost Story Review

A Ghost Story Review

Film reviews often exist in a vacuum. They are written surrounding a films release, they’re read in that small window where the films social media relevance is at its prime, and then they disappear. Somebody may stumble on the review in the future, but odds are it won’t carry as much weight as if it were read right at release. If this doesn’t make any sense, then that’s fine. Thi...[Read More]

82 – Una, I Am Not Your Negro, Lovesong, Becoming Bond, Revelation Film Festival, Emmy Awards

82 – Una, I Am Not Your Negro, Lovesong, Becoming Bond, Revelation Film Festival, Emmy Awards

In a longer than usual episode, we cover a few topical films – Una with Ben Mendelsohn and Rooney Mara, the words of James Baldwin in I Am Not Your Negro, friendship and love in Lovesong and Australia’s James Bond in Becoming Bond. Andrew runs down what films he caught at this years Revelation Film Festival and Bernadette reluctantly runs down her predictions for this years Emmy Awards...[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]