Blogs

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Saving the MP from a preselection battle was another fine display of muppetry
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Images from ‘Colette’ and ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’
Two new films examine female writers who masquerade for very different reasons
By Luke Goodsell on the
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By Nick Feik on the
‘Oldboy’ director Park Chan-wook takes on a le Carré spy drama, with genre-rattling results
By Craig Mathieson on the
Image from ‘My Brilliant Friend’
The television adaptation lacks the all-consuming magic of Elena Ferrante’s novels
By Rebecca Harkins-Cross on the
Image of the students’ climate strike
The #climatestrike shows that the future is not on the miner’s side
By Mungo MacCallum on the
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A festive EP from Tyler, the Creator; new releases from Anderson .Paak, Mariah Carey and cupcakKe; and David Byrne live
By Luke Goodsell on the
Image of William Kentridge’s ‘Telegrams from the nose (world on its hind legs)’
This exhibition gives rare insight into the boundlessly curious artist’s process
By Miriam Cosic on the
Image of Advance Australia’s director Gerard Benedet
The latest quest for a right-wing opponent to GetUp misunderstands what inspires people to action
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Image from ‘Strange Colours’
Australia is cast in a new light in this debut feature made outside industry conventions
By Rebecca Harkins-Cross on the
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Social commentary and thrills struggle for balance in Steve McQueen’s take on the heist genre
By Luke Goodsell on the
Image of Polly Borland’s ‘Untitled (Nick Cave in a blue wig)’
The Australian artist in conversation about ‘Polyverse’ at the NGV, Nick Cave and dress-ups
By Kirsten Krauth on the
Image of Scott Morrison and Mike Pence at APEC 2018
As tensions between the US and China rise, it’s getting harder for Australia not to take sides
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Image from ‘Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist’
This nostalgic documentary about the eminent designer raises more questions than it answers
By Tristen Harwood on the
Image from ‘House of Cards’
The show that made Netflix a major player comes to a satisfying and ludicrous end
By Matthew Clayfield on the
Image of Scott Morrison and the ScoMo Express
The PM’s farcical bus tour cements spin over substance as his brand
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Image from ‘Suspiria’
Sentimentality ruins the magic of this otherwise unsettling and actively cruel film
By Anwen Crawford on the
Image from ‘The Other Side of the Wind’
The auteur’s messy mockumentary and the documentary that seeks to explain it are imperfect but better together
By Craig Mathieson on the

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