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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Image of Cristin Milioti as Hazel Green-Gogol in Made for Love

Can’t get you out of my head: ‘Made for Love’


Leading April’s streaming highlights is a subversive black comedy that takes coercive control to its digital extreme

Image of Cătălin Tolontan in Collective.

Bitter pill: ‘Collective’


This staggering documentary exposes institutionalised corruption in Romanian hospitals

Voices carry: ‘Calls’


Among March’s streaming highlights is a sci-fi thriller making clever use of telephone and radio exchanges

Image of Stephen Graham as Joseph McCarthy in The Virtues

Its own reward: ‘The Virtues’


Topping February’s streaming highlights is a four-part series examining trauma and addiction, propelled by Stephen Graham’s affecting performance

Image of movie still from Mangrove

Deep cuts: ‘Small Axe’


Black solidarity is a palpable force throughout Steve McQueen’s five-film anthology

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‘The Dry’ directed by Robert Connolly


Eric Bana stars as a troubled investigator dragged back to his home town in a sombre Australian thriller

Image showing Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles and Emma Corrin as Diana Spencer in The Crown.

Purple reign: ‘The Crown’


Among November’s streaming highlights, the fourth season of Netflix’s royal drama fails to excite

Image of Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit.

Chequered careers: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ and ‘The Good Lord Bird’


Among October’s streaming highlights are stories of a teenage chess prodigy and a zealous abolitionist

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‘Kajillionaire’ directed by Miranda July


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