Anthony LaPaglia

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]

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]

56 – Bad Neighbours 2, Pawno, The Boss, A Month of Sundays, I Smile Back, Trumbo

56 – Bad Neighbours 2, Pawno, The Boss, A Month of Sundays, I Smile Back, Trumbo

This week we welcome the return of Seth Rogan and Rose Byrne in the Nick Stoller directed comedy sequel Bad Neighbours 2, or as you Americans might call it, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. We then split ways as Andrew discusses the Australian film Pawno and in turn also discusses why Australian cinema is so damn great and essential. Bernadette watched The Boss. Andrew discusses another Australian fi...[Read More]

A Month of Sundays

A Month of Sundays

Frank Mollard (Anthony LaPaglia) is a real estate agent finding it difficult to sell a house at a reasonable price. One day he receives a call from someone claiming to be his mother – the only thing is that his mother passed away the previous year. From here, Frank sparks up a friendship between the caller and soon to be surrogate-mother Sarah (Julia Blake) – all the while he navigates an un...[Read More]