Luke Davies

Luke Davies
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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A priest walks into an abattoir


Art and artifice in John Michael McDonagh’s ‘Calvary’

Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’

A joyless, sterile effort from the Danish provocateur

Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’


The last film of a flight-obsessed genius

‘Blue Is the Warmest Colour’ and ‘Nebraska’ film reviews


New work from directors Abdellatif Kechiche and Alexander Payne

Jonathan Teplitzky’s ‘The Railway Man’

Australian Film

Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman on the Burma Railway

‘Fruitvale Station’, ‘Blackfish’ and ‘20 Feet from Stardom’


New films from Ryan Coogler, Gabriela Cowperthwaite and Morgan Neville

Joshua Oppenheimer’s ‘The Act of Killing’


Unforced confessions

Giuseppe Tornatore’s ’The Best Offer’ and Kim Mordaunt’s ’The Rocket’

Film criticism

Giuseppe Tornatore wrote and directed Cinema Paradiso, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1989. It’s a movie about falling in love with cinema, and is alive and cheeky when focused on the friendship between wise, melancholy small-town …

Stories We Tell’s Sarah Polley

‘Stories We Tell’, ‘Frances Ha’ and ‘Upstream Colour’


New films from Sarah Polley, Noah Baumbach and Shane Carruth