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: May 2019

Culture

‘When They See Us’ and ‘Catch-22’ examine flawed institutions, ‘Dead to Me’ astutely studies the living, and ‘Fleabag’ makes a must-see return

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‘Veep’: No bad deed shall go punished

Culture

The sharp comedy bows out as Trump takes politics beyond satire

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Streaming highlights: April 2019

Culture

‘Special’ and ‘Bonding’ look askance at sexual mores, ‘Killing Eve’ returns, and Beyoncé brings ‘Homecoming’ to Netflix

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Game of Thrones: Season 8

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HBO’s epic fantasy series reaches its martial conclusion

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Streaming highlights: March 2019

Culture

‘The OA’ amplifies the intrigue, Gregg Araki’s streaming debut ‘Now Apocalypse’, and the wealth porn of ‘Billions’ returns

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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’

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

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Alfonso Cuarón’s masterful ‘Roma’

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This Academy Award favourite elevates the domestic to the monumental

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