Luke Davies

Luke Davies WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

97 ENTRIES Luke Davies is a novelist, screenplay writer and poet. He is the author of Candy, God of Speed, Totem (the winner of the Age Book of the Year in 2004) and Interferon Psalms (winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award in 2012). 



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The perfection of youth

Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is a passionate, positive tale of first love

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Under the covers

David Lowery’s ‘A Ghost Story’ successfully combines sorrow, absurdity and the supernatural

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The whole follow-your-dreams thing

There’s some bite to Donald Glover’s languid, lyrical comedy series ‘Atlanta’

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Backstage drama

The domestic disquiet of Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ gives way to suspense

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Through the dark glass

Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’ is ‘The Twilight Zone’ for our tech-obsessed times

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Powerless agents

Andrea Arnold’s ‘American Honey’ is an exuberant, if meandering, trip

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Where did Baz Luhrmann go wrong?

Netflix’s hip-hop drama ‘The Get Down’ squanders its potential

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Off the grid

Matt Ross’ ‘Captain Fantastic’ is a portrait of a family in the wilderness

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Shamania

Ciro Guerra’s ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ brings together two Amazonian encounters

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Mirrors to the landscape

Cultural conflicts in Ivan Sen’s ‘Goldstone’ and the ABC’s ‘Cleverman’

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Don’t lose that Ricky

The Kiwi charm of Taika Waititi’s ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’

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‘A Month of Sundays’ directed by Matthew Saville

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Blind obsession

The economics of Everest in Jennifer Peedom’s ‘Sherpa’

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Black lists

Doing the right thing in Jay Roach’s ‘Trumbo’ and László Nemes’ ‘Son of Saul’

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We are all savages

Survival tactics in ‘The Revenant’ and ‘The Big Short’

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