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).
By this author
Joel Edgerton after Gatsby
The actor’s 20-year flirtation with fame
‘Sleepwalk with Me’ film review
Call a somnambulance
‘The Hunt’ and ‘Spring Breakers’ film review
Love in the Time of Ruin
Michael Haneke’s ‘Amour’
Day of the jackpot
Osama Bin Laden
Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Zero Dark Thirty’
As it Comes
Jacques Audiard’s ‘Rust and Bone’
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'
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
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, …
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