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 September 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.
Luke Buckmaster August 21, 2013 2 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.
Luke Buckmaster August 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.
Luke Buckmaster August 4, 2013 3 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.
Luke Buckmaster July 24, 2013 2 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.
Luke Buckmaster June 11, 2013 2 Comments
Academy Award nominated character actor James Cromwell has appeared in dozens of popular film and TV shows since the 1970s -- but never, until now, in a lead role. Cromwell reflects on life, death, legacy, working as an ageing actor and much more.
Luke Buckmaster June 3, 2013 14 Comments
The response to acclaimed director Alex Gibney's WikiLeaks documentary may say more about the current state of the organisation than anything in his film. I talked to Gibney -- and somehow got caught up in the maelstrom.
Luke Buckmaster May 14, 2013
Derek Cianfrance's follow-up to his 2010 head turner Blue Valentine has guns, shoot-outs and Ryan Gosling -- but it's also a daring and unconventional work. There was plenty to talk about.
Luke Buckmaster May 3, 2013 1 Comment
Marlon Wayans isn't known for critically acclaimed work. But comedy is subjective and sometimes -- as he says of the critical populace -- "you guys have got a thumb up your ass."
Luke Buckmaster April 9, 2013
Jeff Orlowski's Oscar-nominated climate change documentary Chasing Ice reveals the delicate craft of measuring global warming on glacial ice. It's no easy job -- and neither is making a film about it.
Luke Buckmaster February 18, 2013
Has Tropfest got too big for its own good? I speak to organiser John Polson after another wildly successful event in Sydney -- which some filmmakers refuse to enter.
Luke Buckmaster February 13, 2013
He's Hollywood's go-to guy for a mean looking Mexican. Veteran actor Danny Trejo has been in more films and TV shows than even he can count -- and his fascinating real-life story is every bit as intense as the kind of characters he portrays.
Luke Buckmaster December 28, 2012 4 Comments
Tom Hooper's adaptation of Les Misérables has received a mixed response from critics. I talked to him about the mammoth task of bringing Les Mis to the big screen.
Luke Buckmaster November 13, 2012
Both myself and my three-year-old niece love Finding Nemo and Toy Story. Does having an impact on a person's formative years feel daunting for a filmmaker? I speak to director Lee Unkrich about this, the colossal influence of Pixar Studios and more.
Luke Buckmaster November 6, 2012 1 Comment
I assumed acclaimed filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson would be happy to discuss correlations between his new film, The Master, and the Scientology movement on which it was partly based. I was wrong.
Luke Buckmaster October 16, 2012
Benicio Del Toro’s road to success has not been a conventional one. The Oscar-winning actor spoke to me about making it in Hollywood, his new film Savages, the legacy of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and being a bad-ass Puerto Rican.