Luke Buckmaster January 23, 2014
Crikey has launched a new culture website -- and this blog has moved.
Luke Buckmaster November 15, 2013
Bad Grandpa, from Jackass alumni Jeff Termaine and Johnny Knoxville, isn't exactly high-art. But who cares?
Luke Buckmaster November 5, 2013
Veteran Ridley Scott adapts an off-the-wall screenplay from esteemed novelist Cormac McCarthy, and the results are nothing if not audacious.
Luke Buckmaster October 29, 2013 7 Comments
In some circles superhero movies have a bad name. Want to know why? Go see Thor: The Dark World.
Luke Buckmaster October 29, 2013 5 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 Buckmaster October 20, 2013 3 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 Buckmaster October 19, 2013 1 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 Buckmaster October 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 Buckmaster October 16, 2013 1 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 Buckmaster October 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 Buckmaster October 4, 2013 3 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 Buckmaster October 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 Buckmaster September 26, 2013 1 Comment
In its own modest way, Sarah Polley's debut documentary feature about her family is a sophisticated and beguiling work.
Luke Buckmaster September 20, 2013 2 Comments
Michel Gondry is celebrated for odd films and visual flair, but his work has never felt pretentious or inaccessible. Until now.
Luke Buckmaster September 18, 2013 3 Comments
Legendary studio mogul Harvey "Scissorhands" Weinstein is coming to Australia. Here are five ways he can help the Australian film industry.
Luke Buckmaster September 15, 2013 3 Comments
A late-period masterstroke from the ever prolific Woody Allen offers many things, including one of Cate Blanchett's finest performances.