Luke Buckmaster —

Luke Buckmaster

Writer, Critic and The Daily Review Journalist

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Why aren’t we talking about The Queen and Zak Grieve?

September 8, 2017 4

Dan Box excels in this commendable documentary from The Australian.

Can virtual reality save the movie industry?

August 18, 2017 3

Bonnie and Clyde reshaped the movie industry. Fifty years later, we might be on the cusp of another revolution.

If we find Chris Lilley’s blackface racist (and it is), what do we make of Sacha Baron Cohen?

July 31, 2017 34

The offensive Chris Lilley performance nobody talks about -- and why his comedy is graceless.

Foxtel’s Game of Thrones fail and the real TV question we should be asking

July 18, 2017 12

Foxtel proved itself utterly unprepared for the fact that Australians like Game of Thrones. But should we be focusing on a different question?

Reality tech: Pokemon Go is only the beginning

July 13, 2016 4

What we’re heading towards is a world where our eyes will be incapable of distinguishing between artifice and the things that are actually in front of us.

Inside the weird world of the world’s first virtual reality social network

April 1, 2016

Virtual reality is the future of social media.

Top 10 films of 2015

December 23, 2015

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 did not make the top 10.

Multiplexes quake in their boots as Netflix gets new releases

Multiplexes quake in their boots as Netflix gets new releases

July 13, 2015

Netflix is not just for old movies anymore, which is scaring the pants off cinemas.

ABC tries it both ways with <em>Glitch</em> experiment

ABC tries it both ways with Glitch experiment

June 29, 2015

Will viewers till tune into a TV show if all of the episodes are available for binge-watching online?

Off Brand: let’s hope this revolution doesn’t catch on

Off Brand: let’s hope this revolution doesn’t catch on

June 17, 2015

Making Russell Brand the face of your work has its ups and downs. Mostly downs.

Living in the ’70s: back to the future for gender equality in the film industry

May 29, 2015

The state of women's representation and pay in the film industry is shocking. But it might be time to borrow an idea from the 1970s and do something about it.

Mad Max revels in burning down the blockbuster

Mad Max revels in burning down the blockbuster

May 15, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road is not your momma's action movie. And it's deliciously, wickedly fun.

A lesson in responsive film distribution, or, how to please the pirates

A lesson in responsive film distribution, or, how to please the pirates

April 17, 2015

Addressing the lag time between a film's theatrical release and its subsequent release on streaming services, such as Netflix, will be key in determining the future success of the film industry.

Why 2015 will be a huge year for Australian film (and you should not care)

Why 2015 will be a huge year for Australian film (and you should not care)

April 13, 2015

Australian films will take an even larger slice of the market share at the domestic box office this year. Here's why ...

The emotional poignancy and narrative depth of Fast and Furious 7

The emotional poignancy and narrative depth of Fast and Furious 7

April 8, 2015

"Sensitive" and "respectful" are not the kind of words you'd expect to be associated with the Fast and the Furious franchise, but the latest installment is both those things.

Academy Awards: they gotta make the money first

Academy Awards: they gotta make the money first

February 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

February 13, 2015 5

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?

January 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

January 21, 2015 1

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

January 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.