Cate Blanchett excels as a great conductor with all-too-human flaws.
Lynden Barber is a film and TV commentator of three decades standing and a screen studies teacher. His credits include reviewing for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and The Guardian, and the artistic directorship of the Sydney Film Festival. He has reviewed films for Limelight since 2007.
Articles by Lynden Barber
Lynden Barber celebrates a film about a child made for adults, and a new BBC series starring Nicola Walker and Sean Bean.
Lynden Barber surveys the rise and rise of women on streaming TV.
Ruth Wilson gives a riveting performance as a troubled woman in a British seaside town.
Ralph Fiennes is back in the desert in a film that combines a serious moral with caustic humour.
Lynden Barber laps up a rom-com based on ambitious young opera singers.
Lynden Barber explores how electricity blackouts on TV match with real life.
A Spanish comedy about movie-making featuring two of the nation’s biggest stars.
Lynden Barber compares a new UK comedy series about an actors’ agency and its French original.
A melancholy, quietly satisfying French screen version of the iconic detective movie.
Though the film is well crafted, the crucial ingredients of mischief and wild imagination are missing.
Lynden Barber finds the dark shadow of the Ukraine invasion hovering over this month’s film and TV.
Featuring arresting imagery and music, this follow up to Mountain carries a strong environmental message.