September 8, 2017
ABC TV’s ‘Get Krack!n’
With their new show Get Krack!n, Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney have expanded their satirical universe from food culture to the dumb decline of the knowledge class.
August 12, 2017
Anthony LaPaglia’s pioneer spirit
Long before Australian actors were celebrated in the US, Anthony LaPaglia was forging a solid career in theatre and movies. But, he says, his rise to stardom could not have been more unexpected.
July 8, 2017
Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s sharp comedy Catastrophe gets to the truth of love and marriage, in all its strain and splendour.
Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake: China Girl
Jane Campion’s latest foray into television, while featuring admirable performances, sees the writer–director stray too far from what she does best.
June 10, 2017
The Return of ‘Twin Peaks’
As the latest Twin Peaks again pushes the boundaries of everyday morality, the viewer ponders its creator’s desire to illuminate the darkness in our souls.
April 22, 2017
Big Little Lies
From the designer clothes to the covetable houses to the A-list cast, Big Little Lies is a quality potboiler. But beyond the gloss, the series explores deeper social issues in a refreshingly nuanced way.
March 18, 2017
Married at First Sight
You may not learn anything from the lab-coated matchmaking experts of Married at First Sight, but the show captures the reality of today’s dating culture.
November 12, 2016
Rose Byrne in David Mamet’s ‘Speed-the-Plow’
After conquering Hollywood, Rose Byrne returns to Australia to take on Mamet for the STC.
October 29, 2016
ABC TV’s ‘Rosehaven’
In Rosehaven, Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola have delivered a comedy comparable to Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, with the wit to reflect on life’s disappointments without eschewing laughs.
October 1, 2016
Australia’s best TV drama, ‘Offspring’
At the pinnacle of Australian drama, Offspring presents likeable female leads who can be enjoyed free of moral qualification.
June 25, 2016
ABC TV’s ‘Cleverman’
Breaking from TV's tradition of explaining Indigenous causes, the ABC’s sci-fi drama Cleverman makes no attempt to heal or instruct.
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