Luke Goodsell

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



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Mati Diop’s haunting ‘Atlantics’

Culture

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

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Tartt break: ‘The Goldfinch’

Culture

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

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

Culture

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

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Girls, interrupted: Sophie Hyde’s ‘Animals’

Culture

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

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

Culture

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

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

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

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A scar is born: ‘Vox Lux’

Culture

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

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Pete Shelley’s Buzzcocks: 40 years on

Culture

The history and legacy of a punk pioneer

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

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

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