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Veteran Ridley Scott adapts an off-the-wall screenplay from esteemed novelist Cormac McCarthy, and the results are nothing if not audacious, writes <b>Luke Buckmaster</b>.

Film review: The Counselor -- Ridley Scott breaks bad on the Tex-Mex border

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.

<em>Thor:</em> is everything that is wrong with superhero movies, writes <b>Luke Buckmaster</b>.

Movie review: Thor: The Dark World -- a superhero craptastrophy

Thor: is everything that is wrong with superhero movies, writes Luke Buckmaster.

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 <b>Luke Buckmaster</b>.

Movie review: Captain Phillips -- bus stops, billboards and HMS Hanks

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.

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 <b>Luke Buckmaster</b>.

Movie review: Mystery Road -- wide-open neo-noir

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.

Studio-produced Hollywood mystery-thrillers don’t get a great deal better (or bleaker) than this, writes <b>Luke Buckmaster</b>.

Movie review: Prisoners -- trapped in a maze of moral murkiness

Studio-produced Hollywood mystery-thrillers don’t get a great deal better (or bleaker) than this, writes Luke Buckmaster.

Writer-director Richard Curtin (<em>Four Weddings and a Funeral</em>) has delivered a soppy and somewhat creepy rom-com, writes <b>Luke Buckmaster</b>.

Movie review: About Time -- less rom-com, more tick-tock?

Writer-director Richard Curtin (Four Weddings and a Funeral) has delivered a soppy and somewhat creepy rom-com, writes Luke Buckmaster.

On the subject of business in Hollywood, veteran John Landis -- director of classics such as <em>The Blues Brothers, Three Amigos!</em> and <em>Animal House</em> -- pulls no punches, writes <b>Luke Buckmaster.</b>

"Critically I was always a bit of a shmuck" -- an interview with John Landis

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.

The real-life events that defined the headline-hogging animosity between Formula 1 racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda is perfect fodder for dramatisation.

Film review: Rush -- pole position for Ron Howard, the invisible auteur

The real-life events that defined the headline-hogging animosity between Formula 1 racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda is perfect fodder for dramatisation.

Prepare to return your jaw to its upright position. Director Alfonso Cuarón’s space blockbuster is a sight to behold, writes <b>Luke Buckmaster</b>.

Film review: Gravity -- a new space odyssey

Prepare to return your jaw to its upright position. Director Alfonso Cuarón’s space blockbuster is a sight to behold, writes Luke Buckmaster.

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 <b>Luke Buckmaster</b>.

Film review: The Best Offer -- the finer points of fakery

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.

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