January 13, 2015
Blockbusters, biopics and a brand-new Star Wars -- the big films of 2015
December 16, 2014 4
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.
December 8, 2014
Art is sometimes uncomfortable. But that does not mean it should not be available.
December 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.
November 21, 2014 4
DVD rental shops are going the way of the dodo. And this ex-DVD rental store employee couldn't be happier.
November 18, 2014
Journalists investigating true crime need to remember they don't live in a Nancy Drew-esque universe -- their work has lasting consequences.
November 12, 2014
Cutting the price of Australian film tickets won't make them more competitive, it'll cheapen the whole industry.
September 24, 2014
Think you can go to the cinema and watch a complete film these days? Not anymore -- cliffhanger endings are all the rage.
September 17, 2014
Margaret and David, the Siskel and Ebert of Australia, have announced their long-running show will finish up in December. But their legacy endures.
September 3, 2014
Throughout the first decade of this century Australian cinema was suffering an acute case of the grim-and-drearies, but some of the industry's latest offerings, including Red Dog and The Sapphires, could mark a welcome return to the more upbeat golden age of Strictly Ballroom. They just need an audience.
August 13, 2014
Luke Buckmaster reflects on the entertainment industry's reluctance to let go -- and a business model built on visions of the past.
August 6, 2014
Legendary animation company Studio Ghibli may just be taking a break, but The Daily Review's Luck Buckmaster hopes it actually closes down -- and forever preserves the integrity of its work.
March 4, 2014
The Oscars are not about creative excellence -- they're about getting in with the Hollywood powerbrokers.
January 31, 2014
January 31, 2014
The AACTA awards are the Australian film industry's night of nights, so why did international talent get all the recognition?
January 14, 2014
The Golden Globes have no merit -- critically or artistically - at all. So why do we care?
January 13, 2014
Yes, there really are 10 films and yes, not all of them are depressing and/or gory. Luke Buckmaster clues us in.
October 28, 2013
Luke Buckmaster and Richard Haridy talk Alan Partridge, Prisoners and the soppy About Time on this fortnight's Parallax Podcast.
September 23, 2013
August 21, 2013
It was, as they say in the world of documentary and non-fiction, a great get. Filmmaker Dror Moreh convinced all six surviving former heads of Israel’s notorious secret service, the Shin Bet, to sit down for a series of interviews reflecting on their time in the top job. These are men who, after consuming their […]