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Luke Buckmaster

Writer, Critic and The Daily Review Journalist

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Academy Awards: they gotta make the money first

Academy Awards: they gotta make the money first

Luke BuckmasterFeb 24, 2015

The Academy Awards, much like everything else to do with Hollywood, is really a branding exercise.

Laura Poitras on Snowden, the US government and why you should get Tor already

Laura Poitras on Snowden, the US government and why you should get Tor already

Luke BuckmasterFeb 13, 20155 Comments

The documentary filmmaker tells Crikey what Edward Snowden is like in person, and how much the NSA can learn from listening to you type.

Is <em>American Sniper</em> right-wing propaganda?

Is American Sniper right-wing propaganda?

Luke BuckmasterJan 28, 2015

American Sniper won't turn you into a gun-toting Republican. But it will provoke some interesting discussion.

In a world where Aussie cinema can't catch a break

In a world where Aussie cinema can't catch a break

Luke BuckmasterJan 21, 20151 Comment

Finally, people are plunking down their hard-earned at the local multiplex to see Australian films.

Birdman flies crazily, soaring on wings of pretension and pathos

Birdman flies crazily, soaring on wings of pretension and pathos

Luke BuckmasterJan 19, 2015

To many, Michael Keaton is a barely-remembered former Batman, or the eponymous ghoul in Beetlejuice -- the perfect choice to play a washed-up actor with a habit of playing superheroes.

Bigger, better, biopics -- the unmissable films of 2015

Bigger, better, biopics -- the unmissable films of 2015

Luke BuckmasterJan 13, 2015

Blockbusters, biopics and a brand-new Star Wars -- the big films of 2015

Terror in a social media age

Terror in a social media age

Luke BuckmasterDec 16, 20144 Comments

The Australian media acted with considerable restraint during the Sydney Lindt cafe siege. But future terrorists and hostage takers will not need professional journalists to get their demands and agendas out.

If we ban <em>Grand Theft Auto</em>, should Scorsese be next?

If we ban Grand Theft Auto, should Scorsese be next?

Luke BuckmasterDec 8, 2014

Art is sometimes uncomfortable. But that does not mean it should not be available.

Welcome to <em>The Shia LaBeouf Show</em>, and a new kind of storytelling

Welcome to The Shia LaBeouf Show, and a new kind of storytelling

Luke BuckmasterDec 2, 2014

Like Shakespeare said, "All the world's a stage" and that means, in 2014, that your lounge room, smartphone, computer and even wrist watch are all stages -- stages for self-destructive celebrities to dance on.

Take it from an ex-video store employee: long live Netflix

Take it from an ex-video store employee: long live Netflix

Luke BuckmasterNov 21, 20144 Comments

DVD rental shops are going the way of the dodo. And this ex-DVD rental store employee couldn't be happier.