Luke Goodsell

Luke Goodsell WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

33 ENTRIES Luke Goodsell is a critic and editor who has contributed to the ABC, SBS and the Melbourne International Film Festival.



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Adam Driver stars in Annette

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Imperfect cadence: ‘Annette’

The stupid and the sublime commune in Leos Carax’s woozy pop opera

Image of Bill Murray and Rashida Jones in On the Rocks

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Cocktail hour: ‘On the Rocks’

Bill Murray and Rashida Jones are a formidable duo in Sofia Coppola’s new film

Image from Monos

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Belonging to no one: ‘Monos’

Like its teenage guerilla protagonists, Alejandro Landes’s dreamy, violent feature film is marked by a purposeful ambiguity

Image from ‘Donkey Skin’

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Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020

This year’s showcase of French cinema features combustible social realism, unmissable zombie-teen drama, an unofficial tribute to the iconic Catherine Deneuve, and more

Image from ‘The Lighthouse’

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A nightmare at sea: ‘The Lighthouse’

Robert Eggers’ manic two-hander treads a fine line between artisanal delirium and cheerful base instinct

Image from ‘Uncut Gems’

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Enter Sandman: ‘Uncut Gems’

Adam Sandler does what he does best in the Safdie brothers’ cosmic indie thriller

Image from ‘Atlantics’

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Mati Diop’s haunting ‘Atlantics’

The French-Senegalese director channels ancient fables and contemporary nightmares in this ghostly love story

Image from ‘The Goldfinch’

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Tartt break: ‘The Goldfinch’

John Crowley plays a good hand poorly with this adaptation of Donna Tartt’s novel

Image from ‘Ad Astra’

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Interplanetary, mostly ordinary: James Gray’s ‘Ad Astra’

Brad Pitt’s interstellar family-therapy odyssey struggles with earthbound sentiment

Image from ‘Animals’

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Girls, interrupted: Sophie Hyde’s ‘Animals’

This untamed depiction of female friendship moves beyond basic binaries of freedom and control

Image from ‘Midsommar’

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Pagan poetry: the studied strangeness of Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’

The ‘Hereditary’ director micro-manages the mania in his new film

Image from ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’

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Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’

The contrary director’s 30-year quest comes to a suitably ludicrous end

Image from ‘Vox Lux’

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A scar is born: ‘Vox Lux’

Natalie Portman grapples with celebrity’s demons in this unconvincing film

Image of Pete Shelley and Buzzcocks

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Pete Shelley’s Buzzcocks: 40 years on

The history and legacy of a punk pioneer

Images from ‘Colette’ and ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

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Fake it so real: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ and ‘Colette’

Two new films examine female writers who masquerade for very different reasons

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