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Can virtual reality save the movie industry?

Luke Buckmaster August 18, 2017 3 Comments

Bonnie and Clyde reshaped the movie industry. Fifty years later, we might be on the cusp of another revolution.

Rundle: mourning Hollywood’s last gasp in the world’s oldest video store

Rundle: mourning Hollywood’s last gasp in the world’s oldest video store

Guy Rundle October 27, 2014

Crikey's writer-at-large pays his respects at the world's oldest video store in Boulder, Colarado.

Follow Friday: @VictoriaCocks1 and @kirstysan, digital adventurers

Follow Friday: @VictoriaCocks1 and @kirstysan, digital adventurers

Matthew Clayfield February 21, 2014 2 Comments

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.

Rundle: Planet Janet, a Wolf, the Lone Survivor and other illiberalism

Rundle: Planet Janet, a Wolf, the Lone Survivor and other illiberalism

Guy Rundle February 14, 2014 37 Comments

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.

Incredibly offensive: Tropfest sex change comedy sparks outrage

Incredibly offensive: Tropfest sex change comedy sparks outrage

Matthew Knott December 9, 2013 26 Comments

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.

The ripple of Australian art that radiates outwards (all the way to <em>Crikey</em>)

The ripple of Australian art that radiates outwards (all the way to Crikey)

Ray Gill November 8, 2013 6 Comments

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.

Movie review: <em>Jobs</em> — one long, cheesy moment

Movie review: Jobs — one long, cheesy moment

Cinetology 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.

Video: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost on ‘The World’s End’

Video: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost on ‘The World’s End’

Cinetology 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.

2012 Crikeys: the best in film, books, TV, theatre, music

2012 Crikeys: the best in film, books, TV, theatre, music

Crikey December 21, 2012 14 Comments

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.

Why the death of Hollywood has been greatly exaggerated

Luke Buckmaster September 14, 2012 7 Comments

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.