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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‘Kajillionaire’ directed by Miranda July

Culture

A family of con artists are the American writer-director’s latest offbeat protagonists in a surreal but heartfelt film

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Processing trauma: ‘I May Destroy You’

Culture

Michaela Coel’s inventive series charting sexual assault and creativity is this month’s streaming standout

Image of Courtney B. Vance, Jonathan Majors and Jurnee Smollett in Lovecraft Country.

Look back in horror: ‘Lovecraft Country’

Culture

The monsters are both supernatural and human in HBO’s recasting of the horror genre

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Pole position

Culture

Eschewing clichés and reflecting inclusiveness on both sides of the camera, ‘P-Valley’ tops this month’s streaming highlights

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Deep cover: ‘The Bureau’

Culture

The fifth season of the understated French spy thriller leads the pack of June streaming highlights

A lot to be desired: ‘Normal People’

Culture

The screen adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel is a piercing portrayal of young lovers

A nation’s convulsions: ‘The Plot Against America’

Culture

HBO’s adaptation of the Philip Roth novel is a contemporary allegory with a terrifying slow burn

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‘Stateless’: ABC

Culture

A probing drama about Australia’s mandatory detention regime focuses on the dehumanisation experienced on both sides of the razor wire

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Party of three: ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’

Culture

Australian comedian Josh Thomas brings his unique brand of comedy to the classic American sitcom format

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