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: August 2019

Culture

Heroes and villains take many forms in ‘Mindhunter’, ‘The Boys’ and ‘Bosch’, and the Obamas make their Netflix debut with ‘American Factory’

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‘Lambs of God’

Culture

Director Jeffrey Walker blends ripe melodrama and Gothic thriller in his TV series about three wayward nuns

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‘The Loudest Voice’: a nightmarish portrait of a monster

Culture

The sheer scale of Roger Ailes’s wrongs defies the medium of television

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Heirs unapparent: ‘Succession’

Culture

The HBO comedy-drama returns for another gleefully toxic season

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Streaming highlights: July 2019

Culture

Low-profile comedies ‘Flowers’, ‘Workin’ Moms’ and ‘Derry Girls’ beguile; ‘Veronica Mars’ revived; and Netflix and Marvel break up

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Streaming highlights: June 2019

Culture

‘Dark’ makes a wild return, ‘Good Omens’ approaches the apocalypse lightly, ‘City on a Hill’ moves beyond the crime genre’s prerequisites, and new ‘Black Mirror’

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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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