Drama

81 – Wonder Woman, John Wick: Chapter 2, The Girl With All the Gifts, The Family, Transformers: The Last Knight

81 – Wonder Woman, John Wick: Chapter 2, The Girl With All the Gifts, The Family, Transformers: The Last Knight

We go genre heavy on this episode as we cover that big superhero film that everyone is banging on about, Wonder Woman. Because it’s been out for a bit, there are full spoilers within the discussion. Next up is the return of the seemingly unstoppable John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 2. Featured at this years Revelation Film Festival is the young adult adaptation, The Girl With All the Gifts. H...[Read More]

Dave Made a Maze Review

Dave Made a Maze Review

There’s something refreshing about sitting in a cinema and not knowing what it is you’re about to watch. A minute or two before the lights dimmed, we were told the title of what we were watching – Dave Made a Maze – and that was it. The film opens with a man apologizing for what is to come, and then the animated title sequence runs. Look, I’ll get this out of the way from the get go. I didn’t love...[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]

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]

Loving Review

Loving Review

The true story of Richard and Mildred Loving is one that is ripe for a film adaptation. On paper, one can easily conjure up a saccharine version of this film beat for beat: a story of a couple in love who have to drive across state lines just to get married, only to return to their home state and be persecuted due to their interracial relationship. Cue the Celine Dion music and sunset tinged vista...[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]

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]

77 – T2 Trainspotting, Silence, Paterson, Christine

77 – T2 Trainspotting, Silence, Paterson, Christine

On this episode of AB Film Review we cover a few truly great films – namely, Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting sequel T2 Trainspotting, Martin Scorsese’s long awaited 17th Century religious epic Silence, creating an Adam Driver pairing is Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson and finally the essential film about Christine Chubbuck’s life starring Rebecca Hall, Christine. As usual, lots o...[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]

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]

James Cameron Goes Back to the Terminator

James Cameron Goes Back to the Terminator

For an indestructible killing machine the Terminator has been having a tough time of it in the cinema. Hope is on the horizon though as in 2019 original director James Cameron will regain the rights to the film franchise and is looking to make a new film with Deadpool director Tim Miller. After he had wrapped up his story in the highly acclaimed Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) Cameron walked aw...[Read More]

AB Film Review’s 2016 Film Awards – Part Three – Best Films 20-1

AB Film Review’s 2016 Film Awards – Part Three – Best Films 20-1

Ah, finally, the episode that you’ve all been waiting for. The culmination of a year of film watching comes to a close with our twenty favourite films from 2016. As mentioned in the episode, this list includes films that may have had 2015 US releases. As per the other episodes as well, there’s a lot of swearing here, as well as a fair amount of hiccups too – alcohol will do that ...[Read More]