Lantana

Lantana: Ray Lawrence’s Masterpiece

Lantana: Ray Lawrence’s Masterpiece

Ray Lawrence’s Lantana felt like an anomaly in the year it came out. Here was an era where Australian films attempted to emulate The Castle and Chopper in various ways – there was a heavy lean towards the broad-scope comedy and the Aussie gangster flicks with films like The Nugget and Getting Square. Yet, along came Ray Lawrence after a sixteen year break after making his 1985 film Bliss, strollin...[Read More]

The Last New Wave Re-Launches

The Last New Wave Re-Launches

  Now for something a little different. Just over a year ago, the decision was made to start a new podcast. One that focused on Australian cinema and all that it covered. That show was called The Last New Wave. The aim of this podcast was to take a thorough look at Australian cinema, while also providing a platform for filmmakers to discuss their work. This ‘retro episode’ is the introductory...[Read More]

Lantana – The Last New Wave

Lantana – The Last New Wave

Welcome to the first feature length discussion episode of The Last New Wave. For the first film, we discuss Andrew’s favourite film Lantana. He’s joined by his AB Film Review co-host Bernadette for the first half to discuss the history of the film. Joining him to provide an international review of Lantana is Dwight Hurst from The Broken Brain and Amygdala Magazine podcast. Read Andrew&...[Read More]