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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‘The Little Drummer Girl’: a masterclass in subterfuge

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‘Oldboy’ director Park Chan-wook takes on a le Carré spy drama, with genre-rattling results

‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ directed by Joel and Ethan Coen

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For their Netflix debut, the Coen brothers return to the Western

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Orson Welles’s ‘The Other Side of the Wind’ and Morgan Neville’s ‘They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead’

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The auteur’s messy mockumentary and the documentary that seeks to explain it are imperfect but better together

Paul Feig’s sophisticated ‘A Simple Favour’

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This camp study of sociopathy is far from simple

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Benedict Cumberbatch is perfect as the imperfect Patrick Melrose

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

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‘Sharp Objects’ blurs the edges

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

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Duals duel in ‘Counterpart’

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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

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

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The beguiling ‘Killing Eve’

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge short-circuits the espionage thriller

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