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Film review: <em>The Counselor</em> -- Ridley Scott breaks bad on the Tex-Mex border

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

CinetologyNov 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.

Movie review: <em>Thor: The Dark World</em> -- a superhero craptastrophy

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

CinetologyOct 30, 2013

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

Movie review: <em>Captain Phillips</em> -- bus stops, billboards and HMS Hanks

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

CinetologyOct 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.

Movie review: <em>Mystery Road</em> -- wide-open neo-noir

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

CinetologyOct 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.

Movie review: <em>Prisoners</em> -- trapped in a maze of moral murkiness

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

CinetologyOct 21, 2013

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

Movie review: <em>About Time</em> -- less rom-com, more tick-tock?

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

CinetologyOct 21, 2013

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

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

CinetologyOct 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.

Film review: <em>Rush</em> --  pole position for Ron Howard, the invisible auteur

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

CinetologyOct 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.

Film review: <em>Gravity</em> -- a new space odyssey

Film review: Gravity -- a new space odyssey

CinetologyOct 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.

Film review: <em>The Best Offer</em> -- the finer points of fakery

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

CinetologyOct 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.

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