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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A nightmare at sea: ‘The Lighthouse’


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

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Enter Sandman: ‘Uncut Gems’


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

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Mati Diop’s haunting ‘Atlantics’


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

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Tartt break: ‘The Goldfinch’


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’


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

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Girls, interrupted: Sophie Hyde’s ‘Animals’


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’


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

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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

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A scar is born: ‘Vox Lux’


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