All about the cinema
Luke BuckmasterJan 23, 2014
Crikey has launched a new culture website -- and this blog has moved.
Luke BuckmasterNov 15, 2013
Bad Grandpa, from Jackass alumni Jeff Termaine and Johnny Knoxville, isn't exactly high-art. But who cares?
Luke BuckmasterNov 5, 2013
Veteran Ridley Scott adapts an off-the-wall screenplay from esteemed novelist Cormac McCarthy, and the results are nothing if not audacious.
All about the cinema
Luke BuckmasterOct 29, 20137 Comments
In some circles superhero movies have a bad name. Want to know why? Go see Thor: The Dark World.
Luke BuckmasterOct 29, 20135 Comments
Paul Greengrass' breathlessly intense drama Captain Phillips is being marketed as a Tom Hanks movie. What impact does that have on the film's quasi-documentary grasp of realism?
Luke BuckmasterOct 20, 20133 Comments
English writer/director Richard Curtis' new movie -- a sweet-toothed time travel rom-com starring Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams -- poses several interesting questions, and answers almost none of them.
Luke BuckmasterOct 19, 20131 Comment
Studio-produced Hollywood mystery-thrillers don't get a great deal better (or bleaker) than director Denis Villeneuve's enthralling film about a search for two abducted young girls.
Luke BuckmasterOct 18, 2013
Writer/director Richard Curtis' time travel rom-com About Time is now playing in Australian cinemas. Cinetology has 10 in-season passes to give away, valid nation-wide.
Luke BuckmasterOct 16, 20131 Comment
On the subject of business in Hollywood, veteran John Landis -- director of classics such as The Blues Brothers, Three Amigos! and Animal House -- pulls no punches.
Luke BuckmasterOct 9, 2013
Capturing the sensational long-running stoush between Formula 1 racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, Ron Howard has directed one of his most entertaining movies in years.
Luke BuckmasterOct 4, 20133 Comments
Prepare to return your jaw to its upright position. Alfonso Cuarón's space-set drama -- starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock -- is a sight to behold.
Luke BuckmasterOct 3, 2013
Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore directs a perfectly cast Geoffrey Rush in this gloomy and deceptive film set in the industry of high-end art dealing.
Luke BuckmasterSep 26, 20131 Comment
In its own modest way, Sarah Polley's debut documentary feature about her family is a sophisticated and beguiling work.
Luke BuckmasterSep 20, 20132 Comments
Michel Gondry is celebrated for odd films and visual flair, but his work has never felt pretentious or inaccessible. Until now.
Luke BuckmasterSep 18, 20133 Comments
Legendary studio mogul Harvey "Scissorhands" Weinstein is coming to Australia. Here are five ways he can help the Australian film industry.
Luke BuckmasterSep 15, 20133 Comments
A late-period masterstroke from the ever prolific Woody Allen offers many things, including one of Cate Blanchett's finest performances.