Docudrama on rural nomads taps into the Steinbeck tradition.
Lynden Barber is a film and TV commentator of three decades standing and a screen studies teacher, with credits including reviewing for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and The Guardian, and artistic directorship of Sydney Film Festival. He has reviewed films for Limelight since 2007.
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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.
With so much great material for TV streaming viewers to choose from, the conundrum is how to navigate the oversupply, says Lynden Barber in his latest column.
Even Kate Winslet fails to fire in this slow, miserable film.
Anthony Hopkins gives one of his greatest performances.
This month, Lynden Barber reviews the film Misbehaviour about a feminist protest against the 1970 Miss World contest, starring Keira Knightley, and the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit, starring Anya Taylor-Joy as a competitive chess player.
This powerful drama about a fake priest doesn’t preach.
All is not well in movie land, writes Lynden Barber in our new column, but you can still get your spy fix thanks to Fauda and The Bureau.
A smart whodunnit, but too cold to make you care.
Reality and fantasy blur in this joyous return to the 1970s.
In his final film and television column, Lynden Barber finds rich pickings on Netflix, Stan and SBS On Demand.
This week, Lynden Barber reviews MotherFatherSon on iView, Filthy Rich and Homeless on SBS On Demand, and Nuri Bilge Ceylan's beautifully shot film The Wild Pear Tree on Stan.
In this week's column, Lynden Barber takes a look at Operation Buffalo, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich as well as Sydney Film Festival's digital offerings.