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Lights, camera, smut: the year Hollywood got its rocks off

Lights, camera, smut: the year Hollywood got its rocks off

Luke Buckmaster November 27, 2012

It's hardly a secret that in the movie business, sex sells. But this year Hollywood got its pants off -- and took crazy kink to another level.

The Iron Lady movie review: odious Oscar bait

The Iron Lady movie review: odious Oscar bait

Luke Buckmaster December 14, 2011 10 Comments

A glossily shot and dramatically embellished biopic starring an acclaimed actor playing one of the previous century’s most powerful political figures, timed to be released in the thick of awards season scuttlebutt… This is what industry commentators warily dub “Oscar bait” — productions that appear to be engineered with one fundamental motivation in mind: to […]

It’s Complicated film review: fun loving fogies go hump in the night

It’s Complicated film review: fun loving fogies go hump in the night

Luke Buckmaster January 11, 2010 1 Comment

Most of us are familiar with the term “friends with benefits.” Well, when we get older and our bits start to sag, our memories dissolve into one another and our marriages collapse into shouting matches, that term slowly morphs into “divorced with benefits.” At least that’s the relationship playbook according to the new film from […]

Julie and Julia film review: under-cooked, lacking flavour, lacklustre ingredients…

Julie and Julia film review: under-cooked, lacking flavour, lacklustre ingredients…

Luke Buckmaster October 12, 2009 8 Comments

Any film explicitly about or involving food or cooking inevitably challenges critics to sharpen their analytical knives in the hope of carving up a culinary themed zinger or two: one might say, for example, that No Reservations was “a light snack not a three course meal”; What’s Cooking “a flavourless fable as hard to swallow […]

First peek at Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox

First peek at Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox

Luke Buckmaster July 14, 2009 1 Comment

The first still (left, click to enlarge) has surfaced from the set of director Wes Anderson’s stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s novel Fantastic Mr. Fox. It depicts PJ-clad Mr and Mrs Fox (voice of George Clooney and Meryl Streep), a young child fox and Badger (voice of Bill Murray). While the image itself isn’t […]