theatre November 28, 2020

The Holidays

Behind the dad jokes, Queensland Theatre’s The Holidays is an ambitious play about family connection through dark times.

television November 28, 2020

The Crown

The moments of delightful surprise in The Crown are smothered by its refusal to permit uncertainty.

theatre November 21, 2020

Wicked Sisters

Returning to the stage after almost two decades, Alma De Groen’s Wicked Sisters now reads like a study of the generational failures of white feminism.

art November 21, 2020

Arthur Streeton

A new Streeton retrospective at the Art Gallery of New South Wales reveals a painter who speaks dazzlingly to our present.

music November 14, 2020

Hey u x

New Zealand Spotify star Benee is preternaturally talented, but her debut album isn’t enough to drag her out of sludgy easy-listening playlists.

film November 14, 2020

Brazen Hussies

The documentary Brazen Hussies vividly excavates the crucial, complex history of the Australian women’s liberation movement.

art November 7, 2020

The Dobell Drawing Biennial

The eight artists in this year’s Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial unleash their imaginations in a transporting exhibition.

theatre November 7, 2020


Malthouse Theatre’s skilful audio adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’s Loaded epitomises 2020 – yet somehow it feels dislocated from its time and place.

music October 31, 2020


Blake Scott’s new solo album shows off his prowess as one of Australia’s most important songwriters.

film October 24, 2020


Ben Wheatley’s new adaptation of Rebecca opts for safe nostalgia over du Maurier’s conflicted subtext.

art October 23, 2020

Moon in a Dew Drop

Lindy Lee’s powerful MCA retrospective demonstrates both her artistic strength and her vulnerability.