All about the cinema
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.
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.
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.
All about the cinema
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.
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.
Luke BuckmasterAug 18, 20131 Comment
A terrific movie about the American Dream, directed by Michael Bay. Hang on, what?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.