Lynden Barber is a Sydney-based freelance journalist and film and music nut who is often to be found online being argumentative but not for the sake of it. He just can’t stand people on the internet being wrong.
When not penning reviews and features for SBS Film he can be found teaching screen studies at Sydney Film School and Randwick TAFE, filing film pieces to The Guardian’s Australian website and monthly film reviews for the ABC’s classical music magazine, Limelight. Also keeping him off the streets is a regular blog on German cinema for the Goethe-Institut Australia website and occasional features for Lumina, the journal of AFTRS (the Australian Film, Television and Radio School). Oh, and Facebook, where he regularly debates movie fans and practitioners on all matters cinematic. He served as Artistic Director of the Sydney Film Festival in 2005 and 06, "attracting good crowds to a well-received program" (Sydney Morning Herald), and before that worked as The Australian’s staff film writer for a decade following five years as The Sydney Morning Herald’s film critic. Born in the UK, where he was sentenced to five years of hard labour writing for rock mag Melody Maker, he moved to Australia in 1985. His work has also been published in NME, Meanjin and Rolling Stone (Australia) among other publications. His Twitter handle is @lyndenbarber and he’ll friend you on Facebook if you can prove you’re not an identity thief.