Luke Buckmaster is a writer, film and TV critic and public speaker.

He began writing about cinema and TV in 1997. Back then Tamagotchis were all the rage, Scottish scientists cloned a sheep named Dolly and the word “Google” sounded like something you did with binoculars.

He is currently writer and film critic for The Guardian Australia, writer and film critic for Daily Review and a contributor to publications such as BBC online and the website of the Australian Centre of the Moving Image (ACMI)

Luke has contributed to a wide range of other publications including VICE, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Senses of Cinema, Arts Hub, Screen Hub, Filmink and The Big Issue.

Luke has lectured about cinema for LaTrobe University and in 2010 won an Australian Film Critics Association writing award for his review of I’m Still Here. In 2014 and 2015 he presented digital literacy workshops on the topic of film and TV in social media for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.