Luke Buckmaster January 23, 2014
Crikey has launched a new culture website -- and this blog has moved.
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 August 1, 2013 1 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.
Luke Buckmaster June 20, 2013 2 Comments
James Gandolfini rose to stardom with his unforgettable performance in TV's The Sopranos. But the veteran character actor, who passed away this week, also did great things for cinema.
Luke Buckmaster June 6, 2013
The Sydney Film Festival is now underway, cinephiles in Australia once again spoiled for choice. Which titles should you see? I've written a bunch of short reviews of some of my highlights.
Luke Buckmaster May 22, 2013 3 Comments
Over zealous trailer editors reveal the best bits in movies well before you cough up your hard-earned to see them. But can a trailer really spoil the cinematic experience? I invented a way to find out.
Luke Buckmaster April 27, 2013 7 Comments
Zach Braff has snubbed the Hollywood studio system and launched a remarkably successful Kickstarter initiative to finance his new film. In the resulting commotion and commentary, some important factors have been neglected.
Luke Buckmaster April 15, 2013 2 Comments
A fresh batch of Paul Hogan related headlines reminds us that while the Crocodile Dundee star might have a large knife, he may also have a limited capacity for smart business decisions.
Luke Buckmaster April 5, 2013 3 Comments
The life of veteran American film critic Roger Ebert is inspiring for many reasons. None more so than those relating to his greatest "crime."
Luke Buckmaster March 19, 2013 1 Comment
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is the latest example of how CGI can mess up depictions of magic on film. To discover why venture back with me to my former life as an amateur magician...
Luke Buckmaster March 10, 2013 5 Comments
Hollywood executives who followed the yellow brick road found it ended in legal disputes and unprecedented laws regarding usage of public domain and copyright regulation.
Luke Buckmaster March 5, 2013 8 Comments
In the wake of Australia's latest film censorship controversy, Hollywood star James Franco has weighed in, slamming the Classification Board.
Luke Buckmaster February 26, 2013 7 Comments
The notoriously irreverent Seth MacFarlane kept his trademark schtick intact as host of this year's Oscars ceremony, largely thanks to some nifty comedic sleights.
Luke Buckmaster February 22, 2013 12 Comments
This week John Polson, film director and organiser of the world's largest short film festival, created a different kind of production: a bizarre PR debacle on Twitter.
Luke Buckmaster February 19, 2013
Once again the winning film at Tropfest has been accused of plagiarism. But this time, the story should never have run in the first place.
Luke Buckmaster February 12, 2013 8 Comments
Star-studded comedy anthology Movie 43 has received one of the greatest critical shellackings of all time. Here's how we got to this point -- and why reviewers have gone too far.
Luke Buckmaster February 6, 2013
Celebrities can be guaranteed a huge following on Twitter. But nobody can be guaranteed they'll make any sense. Here are a handful of Hollywood's worst offenders.