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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Day of the jackpot

Osama Bin Laden

Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

As it Comes


Jacques Audiard’s ‘Rust and Bone’

Volatile Spirits

Film criticism

Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master’

The games of men


Andrew Dominik's 'Killing Them Softly'

After the Flood


Benh Zeitlin’s 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

Tales of Ordinary Madness


Agnieszka Holland’s 'In Darkness' and Nikolaj Arcel’s 'A Royal Affair'

Panel from 'Sensitive Creatures'. © Mandy Ord

Memory Palaces

Australia’s budding graphic novel scene

A Cad and a Gentleman

Michael Winterbottom’s 'Trishna' and David and Stéphane Foenkinos' 'Delicacy'

'The Clock' by Christian Marclay, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 29 March to 3 June 2012

’The Clock’ by Christian Marclay


The Clock’s joys are as delightful as they are improbable. Though it’s usually described as a video installation, I prefer to think of it as a majestic, circular film (it is exactly 24 hours long). It demands of its viewers their stamina, …