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Sorry to Bother You lacks subtlety, but that’s not a bad thing

Sorry to Bother You lacks subtlety, but that’s not a bad thing

This is not an ambiguous comedy about pain and alienation; it’s an unambiguous comedy about pain and alienation.

Film review: <em>Patrick</em> — high voltage Ozploitation

Film review: Patrick — high voltage Ozploitation

Not Quite Hollywood director Mark Hartley's first fictional feature is a scorcher -- a cattle prod to the senses that reminds the Oz film industry that "genre" isn't a dirty word, writes Luke Buckmaster.

Documentary review: <em>The Sunnyboy</em> — reality of rock star burn-out (MIFF)

Documentary review: The Sunnyboy — reality of rock star burn-out (MIFF)

Australian pub rock band The Sunnyboys were big -- but not that big -- in the 1980's. A new doco about frontman Jeremy Oxley presents a compelling personal story about rock star burn-out, writes James Rose.

Film review: <em>Pacific Rim</em> — high voltage headache maker

Film review: Pacific Rim — high voltage headache maker

There's a lot of heavy duty spectacle in Guillermo del Toro's big toys blockbuster, but not much else. Luke Buckmaster wasn't impressed.

Introducing the world’s first Edward Snowden film — and it’s a doozy

Introducing the world’s first Edward Snowden film — and it’s a doozy

If you thought the story of Edward Snowden would make a good film, there is actually already one out there. It's an impressive work with some timely lessons for Hollywood, writes Luke Buckmaster.

Parallax Podcast #10: The Amazing Spider-Man, Ted, 21 Jump Street, A Separation and more

Parallax Podcast #10: The Amazing Spider-Man, Ted, 21 Jump Street, A Separation and more

Iconic web slinging superhero Spider-Man gets a franchise reboot and a heavy drinking, filthy mouthed teddy bear comes alive in Ted. It's a mutant animal special on this fortnight's The Parallax Podcast.

<em>Face to Face</em>: all eyes on a great new Australian film

Face to Face: all eyes on a great new Australian film

Finally we have proof that a David Williamson play can still provide the foundation for a great Australian film and that a new great Australian film, Face to Face, is indeed upon us, writes Luke Buckmaster.

<em>The Company Men</em>: more than does the job

The Company Men: more than does the job

Based in America in 2010, The Company Men is a GFC set drama about three men who face the boot at work. Comparisons with Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air and its dark-side-of-corporate-life are inevitable, writes Luke Buckmaster.

<em>127 Hours</em>: hard edge entertainment

127 Hours: hard edge entertainment

Presenting the so-called feel good film of the year: a story about a mountain climber who cuts off his own arm. Director Danny Boyle's 127 Hours should inspire, but it doesn't, argues Luke Buckmaster.

Film review: <em>Morning Glory</em> — it’s no afternoon delight

Film review: Morning Glory — it’s no afternoon delight

Director Roger Michell’s feel good comedy Morning Glory, set in the sleep deprived world of early morning TV broadcasting, demonstrates that Rachel McAdams can carry a movie and that Harrison Ford's career is very much in the doldrums, writes Luke Buckmaster.