review

theatre January 23, 2021

Sydney Festival

Although Covid-19 restrictions enforce a lack of spontaneity, this year’s Sydney Festival feels like spiritual healing.

television January 23, 2021

Bridgerton

The hit adaptation of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton Regency romances gets everything right, almost.

games January 23, 2021

Among Us

After a year of being nice in Animal Crossing, the casual, uncurated indifference of Among Us comes as a relief.

film December 19, 2020

A year without cinema

In 2020 we mostly had to watch films at home, and the most exciting possibilities still emerged from independent cinema.

art December 19, 2020

Making sense of a changing world

We must support Australian artists in their most ambitious visions to understand the seismic shifts of our time.

film December 5, 2020

The Trouble with Being Born

For all its controversial subject matter, Sandra Wollner’s film is a smart, ethical investigation that doesn’t deserve to be banned.

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.