March 23, 2018 1
While its timing may have been purely providential, The Party is the perfect film for the modern political landscape.
August 18, 2017 3
Bonnie and Clyde reshaped the movie industry. Fifty years later, we might be on the cusp of another revolution.
October 27, 2014
Crikey's writer-at-large pays his respects at the world's oldest video store in Boulder, Colarado.
February 21, 2014 2
Filmmakers Victoria Cocks and Kirsty Stark have harnessed the power of Twitter to call attention to their TV series Wastelander Panda. Their experiemt was a success, with the ABC commissioning six episodes.
February 14, 2014 37
Janet Albrechtsen writes on a spurious "cultural divide" in Hollywood and at home. Her fact-free propaganda exemplifies the illiberal spirit of the Right. Our writer-at-large goes to the movies.
December 9, 2013 26
This year's Tropfest winner has been accused of homophobia and transphobia by advocates. It's another controversy for the wildly successful short film festival.
November 8, 2013 6
The arts is a living, breathing monster; roaring in our major cultural spaces and dingy laneways near you. Crikey is diving into the pond with the launch on Monday of Daily Review.
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 5, 2013
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have made a career out of writing and playing boozy characters for laughs, but as Luke Buckmaster discovers, they don't find alcohol so funny in real life.
December 21, 2012 14
What was the best film of 2012? The best TV show? The book you have to read, the video game you have to play, the album you have to download, the theatre you should have seen? Crikey picks the best.
September 14, 2012 7
Hollywood's business model is in serious trouble, so the narrative goes. So why are big film studios making more money than ever? New markets in China and on the internet are driving a new boom.
September 5, 2012
Lynn’s Shelton's love-triangle-with-a-twist dramedy Your Sister’s Sister is the best kind of micro-budget American indie, says Luke Buckmaster. He talks to one of its stars, Mark Duplass.
August 16, 2012
Matt Damon moved on and the mega-successful Bourne franchise looked finished. Enter Tony Gilroy to find a new Jason and chart a new course for the movie thrillers. He talks to Alasdair Duncan.
April 20, 2012 1
Who explodes a birthday cake with fireworks? Filmmakers with apparently too much time, apparently.
December 23, 2011
It’s time to acknowledge cinema’s top five female performances (plus five honorable mentions) of 2011. Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia makes the list, writes Luke Buckmaster.
August 5, 2011
Last night Luke Buckmaster saw the first two episodes of ABC’s highly anticipated adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’s The Slap. The show is likely to become a huge critical and popular success, says Buckmaster.
August 4, 2011
To mark the Australian theatrical release of director Morgan Spurlock’s new ‘docbluster’ POM Wonderful Presents: the Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Cinetology gives readers the chance to win a double pass.
August 1, 2011
Having now watched and reviewed 40 films in 10 days, Luke Buckmaster is now deep within the belly of the Melbourne International Film Festival beast. He examines the six films he's seen in the last 48 hours.
July 28, 2011
It's Day 6 of the Melbourne International Film Festival and the tired and bedraggled state of Crikey blogger Luke Buckmaster caused an embarrassing encounter in one cinema foyer.
July 27, 2011
Just five days in and Luke Buckmaster has already seen over 20 films as part of his quest to watch 60 films in 17 days for the Melbourne International Film Festival. An Elvis classic was amongst yesterday's offerings...