After conquering Hollywood, Rose Byrne returns to Australia to take on Mamet for the STC.
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.
At the pinnacle of Australian drama, Offspring presents likeable female leads who can be enjoyed free of moral qualification.
Breaking from TV's tradition of explaining Indigenous causes, the ABC’s sci-fi drama Cleverman makes no attempt to heal or instruct.
The Australian-born Hollywood producer putting women’s stories at the centre of film and television.
Director Emma Freeman's filmography includes some of Australia’s best-loved TV dramas, but her greatest challenge came at a much earlier age.
The ABC’s sitcom incubator Comedy Showroom includes those who mistakenly believe comedy is a tool to fix the world’s problems or protect our freedoms.
While there might once have been similarities between Rake's Richard Roxburgh and his dissolute character Cleaver Greene, family has grounded the actor.
Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul offers the same luminous insights into society’s chinks as its predecessor.
Reality TV shows should be left as an enjoyable way to unwind, instead they’re treated as touchstones for debates that matter.
Holding the Man star Ryan Corr is following his success on the big screen with a turn on the stage.
Family man and Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin made Steve Jobs’ daughter the crux of his forthcoming film about Apple’s co-founder.
Aziz Ansari’s smart and funny new show firmly focuses on the disappointment of commodities.
While the brilliance of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina may be muddied in this TV adaptation, The Beautiful Lie remains a pleasure.
Dressed to thrill, the family saga Empire sings from the same song sheet as the fabulously over-the-top prime-time dramas of the 1980s.
As Jon Stewart bows out at the top of America’s rich “fake news” comedy roster, local attempts offer little more than glib cynicism.
A new drama on cyber spying thrillingly – and accurately – up-ends cliché to portray the complex power of information.
David Wenham's acting roles have taken him from Middle-earth to a leper colony to, most recently, Botany Bay.
At last the Muppets acknowledge that their humour works best hand in glove with ‘adult’ themes.
Orange Is the New Black actor Yael Stone’s “accidental” career is building momentum.
Broad City offers a welcome step back from comedy focused on self-improvement.
In Brisbane for an exhibition of his visual art, American auteur David Lynch talks about his sources of creativity.
Tony Jones invites Q&A audiences into an illusory democracy, where “representation” belies equality.
For British funnyman David Mitchell, falling in love with the perfect woman was easy. It was the years of waiting for her that were hell.
From playing a libertine rocker in Californication to writing music and lyrics for Matilda, Tim Minchin is a man of many talents.
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