Craig Mathieson


Craig Mathieson
Craig Mathieson is a television critic for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, an author, and the creator of the Binge-r streaming newsletter.



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Streaming highlights: February 2019

Culture

Adolescent antiheroes in ‘Sex Education’ and ‘Pen15’, Eric Bana shines darkly in ‘Dirty John’, new ‘Counterpart’, and the irreverent charm of ‘Russian Doll’

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A bug in the code: ‘Russian Doll’

Culture

This existential comedy is 2019’s first must-see Netflix series

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ABC TV’s ‘The Cry’

Culture

This Scottish–Australian drama successfully subverts the missing-child genre

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Alfonso Cuarón’s masterful ‘Roma’

Culture

This Academy Award favourite elevates the domestic to the monumental

‘The Little Drummer Girl’: a masterclass in subterfuge

Culture

‘Oldboy’ director Park Chan-wook takes on a le Carré spy drama, with genre-rattling results

‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ directed by Joel and Ethan Coen

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For their Netflix debut, the Coen brothers return to the Western

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Orson Welles’s ‘The Other Side of the Wind’ and Morgan Neville’s ‘They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead’

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The auteur’s messy mockumentary and the documentary that seeks to explain it are imperfect but better together

Paul Feig’s sophisticated ‘A Simple Favour’

Culture

This camp study of sociopathy is far from simple

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Benedict Cumberbatch is perfect as the imperfect Patrick Melrose

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The actor brings together his trademark raffishness and sardonic superiority in this searing miniseries

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