The Last New Wave

Interview with Hotel Coolgardie Director Pete Gleeson – The Last New Wave

Interview with Hotel Coolgardie Director Pete Gleeson – The Last New Wave

Director Pete Gleeson joins Andrew to discuss his new documentary Hotel Coolgardie. This is fascinating documentary about two barmaids who have taken up employment at the remote bar in Coolgardie. Not only do they get work, but they get a different kind of attention than they expected. Please seek out this great film as it’s a fascinating look at an aspect of Australia that isn’t usual...[Read More]

The Babadook – 2014 – Jennifer Kent – The Last New Wave

The Babadook – 2014 – Jennifer Kent – The Last New Wave

Oh hey! Gay icon, horror masterwork, AACTA award winning film The Babadook finally gets its due with a maxed out, two hour long episode which discusses Jennifer Kent’s film in all the depth it requires. The main discussion was recorded after the internet deemed the top hat wearing figure that is the Babadook was a gay icon, so unfortunately we don’t touch on that too much – but, ...[Read More]

Interview with The Gateway Bug Director Johanna B. Kelly & Producer Cameron Marshad – The Last New Wave

Interview with The Gateway Bug Director Johanna B. Kelly & Producer Cameron Marshad – The Last New Wave

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival kicks off on July 9th and carries through to the 16th of July. Screening as part of the festival is The Gateway Bug, a documentary about the future – and that future is entomophagy… aka… eating bugs! Andrew interviewed director Johanna B. Kelly and producer Cameron Marshad about what went in to making a documentary about bugs, and what insp...[Read More]

Interview with A Few Less Men Star Chloe Hurst

Interview with A Few Less Men Star Chloe Hurst

On this episode Andrew interviews star of the new comedy sequel A Few Less Men, Chloe Hurst. In it, he talks to Chloe about life after moving to the US and the transition from stage to film based roles. 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 AB Film Review here. Follow ABFilmRe...[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]

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]

Jasper Jones – 2017 – Rachel Perkins – The Last New Wave

Jasper Jones – 2017 – Rachel Perkins – The Last New Wave

Jasper Jones is Rachel Perkins adaptation of Craig Silvey’s powerful book about racism in 1960’s Australia. Starring Levi Miller, Aaron McGrath, Angourie Rice, Toni Collette and Hugo Weaving, this is a brilliant Australian film. Included in this episode is the audio from the Q&A session that Andrew attended. Please be advised this does contain spoilers. Follow The Last New Wave on ...[Read More]

Lucky Miles – 2007 – Michael James Rowland – The Last New Wave

Lucky Miles – 2007 – Michael James Rowland – The Last New Wave

On this episode Andrew is joined by repeat guest Dwight Hurst to discuss Michael James Rowland’s 2007 film Lucky Miles. A rarity in Australian cinema, Lucky Miles is a drama/comedy about asylum seekers. Listen to The Broken Brain and check out Dwight’s work here and follow him on twitter. To read more about the Australian Government produced film Journey, head to the website here. To w...[Read More]

Interview with Saroo and Sue Brierley – Inspirations for the Film Lion

Interview with Saroo and Sue Brierley – Inspirations for the Film Lion

On this special episode of The Last New Wave, I was able to sit down with Saroo and Sue Brierley, the people who have inspired the Garth Davis directed film Lion. In this interview we discuss how Saroo’s inspirational story was transferred to the screen, as well as discussing the importance of adoption in Australia. This interview was recorded in the Outdoor section of Luna Leederville, so t...[Read More]

The Man From Hong Kong – Blu-Ray/DVD Review

The Man From Hong Kong – Blu-Ray/DVD Review

Welcome to the first monthly DVD/Blu-Ray review rundown. The idea of this particular column is to highlight notable Australian media releases that have launched in the 4-6 week window that the column goes up. This column wouldn’t be possible without the help of the great purveyor of home entertainment – Umbrella Entertainment. Umbrella have consistently produced high quality DVD and Blu-Ray releas...[Read More]

The Proposition – 2005 – John Hillcoat – The Last New Wave

The Proposition – 2005 – John Hillcoat – The Last New Wave

It’s Christmas! So, after the year that was 2016, it’s only fair to discuss the most Christmassy film that Australia has to offer. Yep, that’d be John Hillcoat’s dirty, disgusting western epic, The Proposition. Once again, Andrew has dragged Michael Denniston from War Machine VS War Horse kicking and screaming to discuss an uplifting epic about death and retribution in summ...[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]