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Pacific Rim movie review: heavy duty headache maker

Pacific Rim movie review: heavy duty headache maker

Luke BuckmasterJul 13, 20139 Comments

There's a lot of heavy duty spectacle in Guillermo del Toro's big toys blockbuster, but not much else.

The World's End movie review: apocalyptically awesome

The World's End movie review: apocalyptically awesome

Luke BuckmasterJul 11, 20134 Comments

They've done it again. The team behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz smash out another twisted gem: a boozy buddy movie with a big twist.

All about efficiency: reviewing Verax, the world's first Edward Snowden film

All about efficiency: reviewing Verax, the world's first Edward Snowden film

Luke BuckmasterJul 9, 20133 Comments

If you thought the tale of Edward Snowden's explosive document dump would make a good film, there is actually already one out there -- and it contains a couple of important lessons for Hollywood.

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Mud movie review: mind, soul, McConaughey

Mud movie review: mind, soul, McConaughey

Luke BuckmasterJul 1, 20133 Comments

The latest film in the critical redemption of Matthew McConaughey is a male weepie with a deeply affecting sense of grace and purpose.

Man of Steel movie review: super long and super heavy

Man of Steel movie review: super long and super heavy

Luke BuckmasterJun 25, 20133 Comments

Good old fashioned fun is treated as something passé in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, which is long, laborious and repetitive.

Vale James Gandolfini: the TV giant who gave us big cinema in small parts

Vale James Gandolfini: the TV giant who gave us big cinema in small parts

Luke BuckmasterJun 20, 20132 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.

Only God Forgives movie review: a place beyond the pines

Only God Forgives movie review: a place beyond the pines

Luke BuckmasterJun 18, 20132 Comments

The winner of Sydney Film Festival's top gong continues to turn heads, and stomachs. Nicolas Winding Refn's follow-up to Drive is a seductively awful film: uncompromising and unforgettable.

After Earth movie review: sci-fi, Shyamalan style

After Earth movie review: sci-fi, Shyamalan style

Luke BuckmasterJun 15, 20131 Comment

Nobody directs a turkey quite like M. Night Shyamalan. The director's latest production, a sci-fi from Will Smith Corp, fails to reverse a pattern of stinkers.

'Have I made a difference in the world?' Interview with James Cromwell, star of Still Mine

'Have I made a difference in the world?' Interview with James Cromwell, star of Still Mine

Luke BuckmasterJun 11, 20132 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.

Much Ado About Nothing movie review: Whedon drops the bang, keeps the whiz

Much Ado About Nothing movie review: Whedon drops the bang, keeps the whiz

Luke BuckmasterJun 10, 2013

Whiz-bang blockbuster filmmaker Joss Whedon turns his focus to Shakespeare, adapting the Bard on a micro budget and a 12 day shoot. The results can inspire other deep-pocketed directors to test themselves.

Picks for the 2013 Sydney Film Festival

Picks for the 2013 Sydney Film Festival

Luke BuckmasterJun 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.

'The tactics of Scientology': filmmaker v Assange, WikiLeaks v the world

'The tactics of Scientology': filmmaker v Assange, WikiLeaks v the world

Luke BuckmasterJun 3, 201314 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.

The Great Gatsby movie review: candy coloured desecration

The Great Gatsby movie review: candy coloured desecration

Luke BuckmasterMay 28, 201335 Comments

Director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby cements his reputation as the quasi-intellectual's Michael Bay, who destroys things with glitter instead of Transformers.

The Hangover 3 movie review: time for detox

The Hangover 3 movie review: time for detox

Luke BuckmasterMay 24, 2013

Last drinks have been called for The Hangover franchise. The bar tab hasn't completely ran dry, but it's time for everyone to go home.

Can a trailer spoil a movie? Putting it to the test with The Call

Can a trailer spoil a movie? Putting it to the test with The Call

Luke BuckmasterMay 22, 20133 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.

This year cinema already has a Great Gatsby -- and it's called Spring Breakers

This year cinema already has a Great Gatsby -- and it's called Spring Breakers

Luke BuckmasterMay 17, 20132 Comments

At first blush, provocateur Harmony Korine's new film doesn't have much in common with The Great Gatsby. Under the bonnet, and away from the bikinis, it may echo the themes of F. Scott Fitzgerald's seminal work more powerfully than Luhrmann's movie.

'Moments that happen one time': interview with Derek Cianfrance, writer/director of The Place Beyond the Pines

'Moments that happen one time': interview with Derek Cianfrance, writer/director of The Place Beyond the Pines

Luke BuckmasterMay 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.

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