Craig Mathieson


Craig Mathieson
Craig Mathieson is the film critic for the Sunday Age newspaper and the author of five books about popular music, including 2000’s The Sell-In and 2009’s Playlisted.



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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

Culture

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

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‘Sharp Objects’ blurs the edges

Culture

The cruel complexities of women’s lives propel this Amy Adams-led thriller

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Duals duel in ‘Counterpart’

Culture

J.K. Simmons goes through the looking glass in this science-fiction espionage series

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‘Queer Eye’ has its finger firmly on America’s jagged pulse

Culture

The uncommonly caring makeover show returns to Netflix for a second season

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The beguiling ‘Killing Eve’

Culture

Phoebe Waller-Bridge short-circuits the espionage thriller

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‘Atlanta’: thrillingly subversive

Culture

Donald Glover’s uncommon blend of the everyday and the absurd makes a masterful return

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‘Babylon Berlin’: strangely familiar

Culture

The gripping Weimar-era police procedural feels completely in the moment

The unclear future of ‘Transparent’

Culture

Has Jeffrey Tambor given the groundbreaking series its most definitive ending?

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