In this month's column, Lynden Barber recommends two police series and the ABC's drama on the 2019–2020 Australian bush fire emergency.
Lynden Barber is a freelance film and television critic, and a lecturer in screen studies. He writes a film review column for Limelight Magazine, and is a regular contributor to the National Film and Sound Archive’s Australian Screen Online website. He was Artistic Director of the Sydney Film Festival in 2005 and 2006, and is a former film writer for The Australian and a former film reviewer for the Sydney Morning Herald.
Articles by Lynden Barber
In this month's column, Lynden Barber surveys a beautiful yet brutal slave drama and a well-crafted thriller.
Lynden Barber surveys a trio of female-led stories in long-form television, both streaming and free-to-air.
Lynden Barber surveys British heritage TV and the continuing fascination with the world of Jane Austen.
This outback family adventure story turns the Crocodile Dundee fish-out-of-water story inside out.
In this month's column, Lynden Barber praises the storytelling efficiency of TV comedy and examines a film with a Maori theme.
In a personal documentary David Gulpilil looks back at his life and screen career.
Lynden Barber celebrates Latin American cinema with Chile’s Ema and Argentina’s Heroic Losers.
The performances are marvellously subtle but the film often feels soporific.
Lynden Barber turns to France in his latest column, spotlighting the fourth season of Call My Agent! and the film My Donkey, My Lover & I.
It’s certainly harder to justify regular visits to the multiplex when new feature films and serials of quality crop up on the various streaming services, writes Lynden Barber in his latest column.
Docudrama on rural nomads taps into the Steinbeck tradition.
This month, Lynden Barber reviews the Netflix series Delhi Crime, based on a real, brutal crime committed in 2012, and the droll UK series Detectorists.