Luke Buckmaster December 6, 2012
The King is Dead! star Gary Waddell has been nominated for an AACTA Award. It would be a damn shame if voters didn't recognise his incredible performance.
Luke Buckmaster December 4, 2012 1 Comment
The feel good and best performing Australian film of 2012, The Sapphires, leads this year's AACTA nominations. But there were also some surprises.
Luke Buckmaster July 20, 2012 1 Comment
In 1975 a team of guerrilla filmmakers came together to make Pure Shit, a searing portrait of heroin addicts in Melbourne. All these years later it remains the most vivid and rawest depiction of drug abuse the Australian film industry has yet produced (I have written previously about the remarkable circumstances surrounding the film, particularly how […]
Luke Buckmaster July 6, 2012 3 Comments
Anti-auteur Rolf de Heer, Australia’s Steven Soderbergh in the sense that nobody — probably not even himself — can possibly predict what he’ll do next, hones in on domestic horror in its purest and most prosaic sense in the darkly funny The King is Dead! Noisy neighbours with a penchant for drug deals, domestic violence […]