Michael Caton

Three Summers Writer/Director Ben Elton Interview – The Last New Wave

Three Summers Writer/Director Ben Elton Interview – The Last New Wave

Writer, director, author, all round funny guy Ben Elton has made a triumphant return to cinema with his second film, Three Summers. Set in Western Australia, this is a film that celebrates community, life, music and what it means to be Australian. It’s a pure joy of a film. Andrew sat down with Ben to discuss what went into making the film, and what inspired the Australian-ness in it. Read A...[Read More]

Three Summers Review

Three Summers Review

Let’s get the poster quote out of the way to start off with – Three Summers is one of the best films of the year. It’s a hilarious celebration of life and community, all fuelled by an exciting, toe tapping soundtrack. The glorious South West of Australia has never looked so inviting and beautiful. And for those who exit this film wishing that the fictional Westival music festival was a real event,...[Read More]

The Castle – 1997 – Rob Sitch – The Last New Wave

The Castle – 1997 – Rob Sitch – The Last New Wave

When I started The Last New Wave, I asked friends on Facebook what their favourite Australian film was. The one title that continued to pop up (alongside other films like Chopper, Blessed and Lantana) was Rob Sitch’s The Castle. So, finally, we’ve dedicated an episode to covering this comedy ‘classic’. It was only fair then to bring on David from Pop Culture Case Study to d...[Read More]

Bernadette’s Review

Bernadette’s Review

Last Cab to Darwin, directed by Jeremy Sims with a screenplay by Sims and Reg Cribb tells the story of Rex (Michael Caton), a taxi driver who travels from his home town of Broken Hill to Darwin after he is diagnosed with terminal cancer, to take advantage of a newly passed euthanasia bill in the Northern Territory. Adapted from Cribb’s stage play, which in turn was inspired by the true story of Ma...[Read More]