Meal Tickets

Meal Tickets Hitting On Demand Streaming March 31

Meal Tickets Hitting On Demand Streaming March 31

If you’ve been a visitor of this humble website, you’ll have noticed the huge bunch of coverage for a film that we love dearly – Meal Tickets. Maybe it was Andrew’s 4½ star review. Or the interview with director Mat de Koning. Or the fact it was the third best Australian film of 2017. As you may have gathered, we’re a big fan of this film. Meal Tickets had a bunch of ...[Read More]

Best of 2017 Part Two – Best Acting, Best Directing, Best Films 20-16 – The AB Film Awards Show

Best of 2017 Part Two – Best Acting, Best Directing, Best Films 20-16 – The AB Film Awards Show

Welcome to Part Two of our Best of 2017 AB Film Awards episode rundown. This one has us covering off the Best Performances of 2017, as well as Best Writing and Directing, and we get a jump on our Top 20 Films of 2017 by giving a tease with our 20-16. Check out Part One here Check out Part Three here Make sure to check out the shows that had ads on this episode: Apple Slice Hong Kong Confidential Y...[Read More]

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]

Meal Tickets Hits Screens Around Australia in Februrary

Meal Tickets Hits Screens Around Australia in Februrary

Meal Tickets is a film which I’ve written about a bunch on this here website. I called it the third best Australian film of 2017. I had this to say about it in a ⋆⋆⋆⋆1/2 review: Meal Tickets is a great, powerful film about music and the artists journey that’s full of excitement, loud music, raucous parties and just a little bit of sex. I even had a chat with director Mat de Koning about this...[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]

Mat de Koning’s Follow Up to Meal Tickets Launches

Mat de Koning’s Follow Up to Meal Tickets Launches

Director Mat de Koning’s Meal Tickets exploded onto the 20th Revelation Film Festival and the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival screens this year. It’s an exciting, powerful documentary about Perth band, Screwtop Detonators, finding their feet in the world, and the orbiting friends who are swept up in that journey. For those who managed to give it a watch, you would have recognised t...[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]

Meal Tickets Director Mat De Koning Interview – The Last New Wave

Meal Tickets Director Mat De Koning Interview – The Last New Wave

Meal Tickets is one of the best Australian films of the year. Director Mat De Koning spent 10 years collating footage for this story about Perth band Screwtop Detonators and then combining it into a 90 minute feature about hope, dreams and kick ass music. I gave it a huge four and a half out of five in my review (here), and can’t recommend checking it out while it screens at Revelation Film ...[Read More]

Meal Tickets Review

Meal Tickets Review

Filmed over ten years and encompassing different cities, across different countries, Meal Tickets is a documentary about evolving personalities. In particular, the evolving personality of artists from Perth, Western Australia. Director Mat de Koning started filming the band Screwtop Detonators as they were making their way from Perth to America to make it big. Ten years later, after countless swea...[Read More]