television September 18, 2021

SBS documentary Lost for Words

An unexpectedly joyous documentary series highlights how many people struggle with literacy every day.

television September 11, 2021


In opening up interior terrains, the survival series Alone makes other reality television look like pantomime.

television August 28, 2021

The Chair

Netflix’s The Chair finds plenty of comic targets as it explores the insidious structural harms of contemporary academic life.

television August 14, 2021

The White Lotus review

At once hilarious, savage and tragic, Mike White’s The White Lotus defies categorisation.

television July 31, 2021


Baltasar Kormákur’s eerie Netflix series Katla is an original work of poetic myth about grief, longing and guilt.

television July 24, 2021

Gossip Girl

The Gossip Girl reboot feels more like propaganda for the elite than the frothy satire it promises.

television July 17, 2021

I Think You Should Leave

Cult comedy I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson asks a simple, recurring question: how far might one go to save face?

television June 26, 2021


Amazon’s star-studded science fiction series Solos takes on the monologue but doesn’t quite fulfil the promise of its form.

television June 12, 2021

The Underground Railroad

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins’ television adaptation of The Underground Railroad is a brilliant and deeply moving depiction of slavery in America.

television May 15, 2021

The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness

True crime series such as The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness feed our appetites for fear, while shielding us from the crimes of which we should really be afraid.

television May 8, 2021

See What You Made Me Do

Jess Hill’s documentary See What You Made Me Do, based on her best-selling book, is a tough but illuminating look at a scourge of Australian society.