games January 22, 2022


Wordle has taken the internet by storm – and is a reminder that play can matter for its own sake.

film January 22, 2022


Pablo Larraín’s dedication to fantasy in Spencer makes his portrayal of Princess Diana one of the most accomplished yet.

visual art January 22, 2022

Bark Ladies

NGV International’s exhibition Bark Ladies distances these vital works from their material and social contexts.

film January 15, 2022

House of Gucci

Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci disappoints, but the cast’s committed performances still make it worth watching.

theatre January 15, 2022

2022 Sydney Festival

The Sydney Festival opens with work that pushes against structures of promise and oppression.

music January 8, 2022

How student radio offers an alternative to the familiar

Listening to student radio reconnects audiences with the power of niche obsessions.

film January 8, 2022

The Matrix Resurrections

The fourth instalment in The Matrix franchise is a joyless, pompous, unimaginative exercise in greed.

film December 18, 2021

The sad age of home cinema

Through the second year of the pandemic, watching big films on the small screen became ever lonelier.

music December 18, 2021

The new funding model bringing life back to music

As one of the simplest Covid-era music funding models, Flash Forward has produced some of the year’s best work.

television December 18, 2021

How to choose from a streaming smorgasbord

Streaming puts hundreds of thousands of hours of television at our fingertips – but how do we choose what to watch?

theatre December 11, 2021

Moulin Rouge: The Musical

Moulin Rouge reinvents the jukebox musical with a mix of sentimentality and grit that eluded Baz Luhrmann’s film.