David Latham

Freelance writer


Sacred Cows: the undeserved cult love for The Big Lebowski

June 6, 2018 14

Critics who have come to praise the Coen brothers' The Big Lebowski are victims of cult followers' persistence, psycho-semiotic babble and zealotry.

Sacred Cows: a controversial trailblazer for Australian strangeness

May 18, 2018 6

Ray Lawrence's Bliss certainly caused a stir at its release, but did it ever get the credit it deserves in the canon of Australian film?

Sacred Cows: when your masterpiece is an unreadable mess

April 17, 2018 4

William Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury was originally published to little fanfare. There was a reason for that.

Sacred Cows: the underrated dark wit of Flannery O’Connor

March 23, 2018 1

Has O'Connor's debut novel been historically overlooked in favour of the Southern Gothics of McCarthy, Capote and Faulkner?

Sacred Cows: the case against Cloudstreet

March 5, 2018 23

Is Tim Winton's blockbuster novel really as good as Australian culture collectively remembers?