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


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’


This camp study of sociopathy is far from simple

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Benedict Cumberbatch is perfect as the imperfect Patrick Melrose


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

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‘Sharp Objects’ blurs the edges


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

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Duals duel in ‘Counterpart’


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


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

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The beguiling ‘Killing Eve’


Phoebe Waller-Bridge short-circuits the espionage thriller

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‘Atlanta’: thrillingly subversive


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

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‘Babylon Berlin’: strangely familiar


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