November 5, 2013
Veteran Ridley Scott adapts an off-the-wall screenplay from esteemed novelist Cormac McCarthy, and the results are nothing if not audacious, writes Luke Buckmaster.
October 30, 2013
Thor: is everything that is wrong with superhero movies, writes Luke Buckmaster.
October 29, 2013
Paul Greengrass' new film is being relentlessly marketed as a Tom Hanks vehicle. That might ruin the quasi-realistic feel, but it's all part of getting bums on seats, writes Luke Buckmaster.
October 28, 2013
There’s plenty to admire in Australian writer/director Ivan Sen’s expansive neo-noir about a grisly crime and a detective who asks difficult questions, writes Luke Buckmaster.
October 21, 2013
Studio-produced Hollywood mystery-thrillers don’t get a great deal better (or bleaker) than this, writes Luke Buckmaster.
October 21, 2013
Writer-director Richard Curtin (Four Weddings and a Funeral) has delivered a soppy and somewhat creepy rom-com, writes Luke Buckmaster.
October 16, 2013
On the subject of business in Hollywood, veteran John Landis -- director of classics such as The Blues Brothers, Three Amigos! and Animal House -- pulls no punches, writes Luke Buckmaster.
October 9, 2013
The real-life events that defined the headline-hogging animosity between Formula 1 racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda is perfect fodder for dramatisation.
October 4, 2013
Prepare to return your jaw to its upright position. Director Alfonso Cuarón’s space blockbuster is a sight to behold, writes Luke Buckmaster.
October 3, 2013
Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore directs a perfectly cast Geoffrey Rush in this gloomy and deceptive film set in the industry of high-end art dealing, writes Luke Buckmaster.
September 26, 2013
Sarah Polley's documentary on her own family manages to steer clear of self-indulgence, writes Luke Buckmaster.
September 20, 2013
French director Michel Gondry is celebrated odd and eccentric films, but his work has never felt pretentious and inaccessible. Until now, writes Luke Buckmaster.
September 18, 2013
Film mogul and Miramax head honcho Harvey Weinstein will visit Australia for the Canberra Film Festival. Luke Buckmaster has a few matters he'd like to discuss.
September 16, 2013
Woody Allen delivers a verbose riches-to-rags story, which is tempered by Cate Blanchett's masterful performance, writes Luke Buckmaster.
September 12, 2013
September 4, 2013
Channing Tatum's good looks and plenty of explosions aren't enough to save this film, writes Luke Buckmaster.
September 2, 2013
Joshua Michael Stern's Steve Jobs biopic is a bit of a turkey, but anyone trying to pin the blame on Ashton Kutcher should take a closer look at the script, writes Luke Buckmaster.
August 29, 2013
Kick-Ass 2 has the most digitally connected superhero and villain in recent memory, but there are no good guys to save the day, writes Luke Buckmaster.
August 21, 2013
Dror Moreh managed to pull off the impossible -- getting high-ranking members of Israel's secret service to talk about their experiences. Luke Buckmaster finds out more:
August 20, 2013
Michael Bay has managed to direct a non-blockbuster with heart. Wait, what? Luke Buckmaster explains.