Top Knot Detective

Best Australian Films of 2017 – The Last New Wave

Best Australian Films of 2017 – The Last New Wave

2017 is long gone, so now’s the time to reflect on what’s come before. On this episode, Andrew and Bernadette run down twenty of the best Australian films from the year – as well as a few notable ‘almost rans’. In this episode we cover everything from the smallest festival run films, to a Best Picture nominee. Sit on down, grab out your notepad, and dig on in to our f...[Read More]

Best Australian Films of 2017

Best Australian Films of 2017

2017, just like 2016 before it, was another stellar year for Australian cinema with a bunch of truly superb films. The quality was stretched across theatrical and streaming, with some of my top 20 films having only being viewed by festival audiences. Without going on too long, I have to say that 2017 was a truly great year in getting to explore smaller Australian films, and has given me increased ...[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]

Top Knot Detective Directors Aaron McCaan & Dominic Pearce Interview – The Last New Wave

Top Knot Detective Directors Aaron McCaan & Dominic Pearce Interview – The Last New Wave

Top Knot Detective is a Perth made film by directors Aaron McCaan & Dominic Pearce. It’s an homage to SBS films from the nineties – specifically the samurai films screened there. It’s insanely fun and it screens at Perth’s Revelation Film Festival. Read my review here, and check out when it’s screening at Revelation Film Festival here. Head over to Ozflix to watch...[Read More]

Top Knot Detective Review

Top Knot Detective Review

If you were growing up in Australia in the nineties, odds are you probably sat down and watched SBS late on a Saturday night. Wedged between Iron Chef and an episode of Eat Carpet, you would no doubt have found a show not too dissimilar to Top Knot Detective. Known in its home country of Japan as Ronin Suirai Tantei, Top Knot Detective is a vessel for series creator Takashi Takamoto (Toshi Okuzaki...[Read More]