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Luke Buckmaster

Writer, Critic and The Daily Review Journalist

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Right for the <em>Jugular</em> -- new Australian thriller comes to my lounge room

Right for the Jugular -- new Australian thriller comes to my lounge room

Luke BuckmasterSep 5, 2013

Australian feature film Jugular opens this year's Melbourne Underground Film Festival. In it my friend goes crazy and there's a scene in my apartment. Allow me to explain.

White House Down movie review: disaster porn comes to D.C.

White House Down movie review: disaster porn comes to D.C.

Luke BuckmasterSep 3, 20132 Comments

Comedy and drama are regarded as easily distinguishable forms, but movies like White House Down prove defining them is not so simple.

Jobs movie review: dairy-infused biopic balderdash

Jobs movie review: dairy-infused biopic balderdash

Luke BuckmasterSep 1, 20133 Comments

Cheesy moments can quickly derail a dramatic movie. Director Joshua Michael Stern's Steve Jobs biopic is full of them.

Kick-Ass 2 movie review: superheroes on social media

Kick-Ass 2 movie review: superheroes on social media

Luke BuckmasterAug 28, 2013

Kick-Ass 2 may feature the most digitally connected heroes and villains in Hollywood history, but it's also an uncomfortably amoral experience.

On a bleed to know basis: interview with Dror Moreh, director of The Gatekeepers

On a bleed to know basis: interview with Dror Moreh, director of The Gatekeepers

Luke BuckmasterAug 21, 20132 Comments

Dror Moreh scored the coup of a lifetime when he sat down to talk to all surviving heads of Israeli intelligence agency, the Shin Bet. His Oscar-nominated documentary The Gatekeepers explores the grey areas of war and terrorism.

Pain & Gain movie review: humping the American Dream, Michael Bay style

Pain & Gain movie review: humping the American Dream, Michael Bay style

Luke BuckmasterAug 18, 20131 Comment

A terrific movie about the American Dream, directed by Michael Bay. Hang on, what?

Elysium movie review: in space, nobody can hear you politicise

Elysium movie review: in space, nobody can hear you politicise

Luke BuckmasterAug 15, 20133 Comments

Neill Blomkamp's follow-up to District 9 is another loud action movie ensconced in political allegory. This time around the old gray mare ain't what she used to be.

Interview with Michael Winslow, Police Academy's Man of 10,000 Sound Effects

Interview with Michael Winslow, Police Academy's Man of 10,000 Sound Effects

Luke BuckmasterAug 8, 2013

As the 'Man of 10,000 Sound Effects', his reputation precedes him. And speaking to Police Academy's Michael Winslow doesn't disappoint.

The Turning movie review: Oz film par excellence

The Turning movie review: Oz film par excellence

Luke BuckmasterAug 7, 2013

A Tim Winton-adapted anthology film this ambitious, with this much scope and talent, must have been a high risk project for curator Robert Connolly and the bevvy of Australian directors involved in its making. That risk paid off extraordinarily well.

Galore movie review: Oz film cliches, and plenty of 'em

Galore movie review: Oz film cliches, and plenty of 'em

Luke BuckmasterAug 6, 20132 Comments

The Australian film industry is deeply familiar with morose dramas. Despite considerable talent in front and behind the camera, Galore ticks too many of the same old boxes.

The Wolverine movie review: all bark, no bite

The Wolverine movie review: all bark, no bite

Luke BuckmasterAug 5, 20131 Comment

According to Hugh Jackman, every movie he's ever been in is the best movie he's ever been in. The same is true -- and not true -- about The Wolverine.

Video: interview with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, stars of <em>The World's End</em>

Video: interview with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, stars of The World's End

Luke BuckmasterAug 4, 20133 Comments

After the halcyon highs of my bone-jittering 4D interview with The World's End director Edgar Wright, things came crashing back to earth when I sat down for a chat with stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

Addictive entertainment: an early look at ABC3's <em>Nowhere Boys</em>

Addictive entertainment: an early look at ABC3's Nowhere Boys

Luke BuckmasterAug 1, 20131 Comment

ABC3's upcoming 13-part series Nowhere Boys is geared towards a young adult audience, but going by the first four episodes both grown-ups and adolescents will find it addictive viewing.

Fallout movie review: science to art and back again

Fallout movie review: science to art and back again

Luke BuckmasterJul 28, 20132 Comments

Lawrence Johnston's new feature has been described as a "making of" documentary about the book and film version of On the Beach, but it's much more than that.

Video interview: taking The World's End director Edgar Wright into the fourth dimension

Video interview: taking The World's End director Edgar Wright into the fourth dimension

Luke BuckmasterJul 24, 20132 Comments

Have you ever watched a film critic interview a major film director inside a 4D cinema, while watching a 4D movie? Let's assume the answer is no. Therefore, you've come to the right place.

This is the End movie review: end is nigh celebrity shenanigans

This is the End movie review: end is nigh celebrity shenanigans

Luke BuckmasterJul 23, 20131 Comment

There's smug navel-gazing a-plenty in this colourful, ambitious and goofily apocalyptic comedy from Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen.

Patrick movie review: high voltage Ozploitation

Patrick movie review: high voltage Ozploitation

Luke BuckmasterJul 17, 20131 Comment

Not Quite Hollywood director Mark Hartley's new feature is a scorcher -- a cattle prod to the senses that reminds the Oz film industry that "genre" isn't a dirty word.

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