Luke Buckmaster

Australian film and TV in 2020: the good, the bad and the great

Featuring washed-out comedians, outlaw legends and quietly spectacular missives from the edge of Western Australia

The six greatest Australian ‘Meat Pie’ Westerns

Chew on this list of the best Meat Pie Westerns Australia has to offer

Richard Lowenstein: veteran filmmaker, audacious documentarian and connoisseur of shared house living

A look at the 61-year-old filmmaker’s hopefully far-from-finished career that spans feature films, documentaries and music videos

From ‘Idiot Prayer’ to ‘The Proposition’: exploring the cinematic work of Nick Cave

Including his blood-spattered screenwriting, his wonderfully understated scores and the time Cave acted opposite Brad Pitt

Every Peter Weir film, ranked in order of greatness

From cult classics to Jim Carrey-starring blockbusters, we look back at the master director’s trailblazing filmography

Australia’s supernatural TV craze: the good, the bad and the great

Six otherworldly shows that have hit the small screen in recent years prove that Australia just loves a good scare

Australian comedy legends: who has aged well, and who hasn’t?

Struggling through Paul Hogan’s unimpressive new film made me wonder if his – and other Australian comedians’ – earlier work should rightfully be considered offensive today

Why Kitty Green is one of Australia’s most exciting filmmakers

The director of ‘The Assistant’ and ‘Casting JonBenet’ is a rare example of an Australian filmmaker who forged an international career without using local productions as a stepping stone

Binge whine: the day I suffered through every top 10 title on Netflix Australia

What happened when I left my fate to the algorithm and spent a single day watching all the titles – every. Single. One – in Netflix Australia's top 10 list

A love letter to the cinema: it’s all about the energy in the room

The closure of cinemas across the nation has proven what we already knew: that home streaming can never replace going to the movies