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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The Monthly music wrap: November 2018

A festive EP from Tyler, the Creator; new releases from Anderson .Paak, Mariah Carey and cupcakKe; and David Byrne live

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The Windy City is wild and weighty in ‘Widows’

Social commentary and thrills struggle for balance in Steve McQueen’s take on the heist genre

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: Is this the real life, or is this just fantasy?

This biopic of the outlandish Queen is strangely sanitised

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The Monthly music wrap: October 2018

Charli XCX explores pop’s frontiers, new releases from Kim Petras and Robyn, and soundtracks to ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Suspiria’

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A bigger, shinier cage: Julia Holter’s ‘Aviary’

A classically schooled composer seeks shelter from the cacophony of modern life

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‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’: a return to quintessential Gus Van Sant

The veteran director discusses his unconventional biopic and eclectic career

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Eternally Cher

The queen of reinvention turns her attention to the works of ABBA

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Tom Cruise is the boss of Hollywood’s alpha men

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ works as hard as its tireless star to deliver thrills

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The gleeful misanthropy of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

Chaos saves the dinosaurs in this latest franchise instalment

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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: a safe take on the rogue’s origin story

Ron Howard’s entertaining prequel is missing the looseness Han deserves

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Steven Spielberg remembers it for you wholesale

‘Ready Player One’ buckles under nostalgia’s weight

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‘The Square’: comfort food for the self-loathing

Ruben Östlund’s hilarious film is an uneasy mix of silliness and brow-furrowing

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‘Lady Bird’ directed by Greta Gerwig

The debut director goes home to make a funny, touching film about wanting to leave it

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Uneasy appeasement in Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

The director of ‘The Lobster’ can’t quite pull off this high-concept dance between the grandiose and the grotesque

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The united colours of Besson

Luc Besson discusses humanity, utopia and his latest film, ‘Valerian’