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Is the former detention centre site a tropical paradise or hell on earth?
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Image from Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’
The Sydney Theatre Company production brings Brecht’s parable closer to home
By Steve Dow on the
Image from ‘Early Man’
The studio’s founders discuss prehistoric soccer and their history in Hollywood
By Harry Windsor on the
Image of Malcolm Turnbull
Sledging is unlikely to improve, on the field or in politics
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Image from ‘Ready Player One’
‘Ready Player One’ buckles under nostalgia’s weight
By Luke Goodsell on the
Image of work by Tamara Dean at the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
Contrary to its name, this year’s Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art emphasises unity
By Miriam Cosic on the
Image from ‘Babylon Berlin’
The gripping Weimar-era police procedural feels completely in the moment
By Craig Mathieson on the
Image of commissioner Kenneth Hayne
The banking royal commission is unlikely to lead to lasting reform
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Image from ‘Human Flow’
Ai Weiwei’s new documentary finds new ways of seeing an accepted global trauma
By Lauren Carroll Harris on the
Image of Quarterly Essay 69, “Moment of Truth” by Mark McKenna
Australia is on the brink of momentous change, but only if we can face up to the past – a Quarterly Essay extract
By Mark McKenna on the
Image of Craig Sherborne’s ‘Off the Record’
Craig Sherborne’s satire could be an ingenious portrait of deluded conceit
By Shannon Burns on the
Image from ‘The Workshop’
Laurent Cantet’s new film explores the lure of political extremism for the young and bored
By Harry Windsor on the
Image of Roman Quaedvlieg and Peter Dutton
The sacking of Roman Quaedvlieg is only a minor impediment to Dutton’s plan
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Image of Elisabeth Moss in ‘The Square’
Ruben Östlund’s hilarious film is an uneasy mix of silliness and brow-furrowing
By Luke Goodsell on the
Image of detail from the Museum of Water at the Fremantle Arts Centre
The Perth Festival event encourages reflection on a precious resource
By Miriam Cosic on the
Image of Malcolm Turnbull
What next if Malcolm Turnbull loses 30 successive polls?
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Image from ‘Red Sparrow’
Jennifer Lawrence reunites with her ‘Hunger Games’ director in this dated thriller
By Harry Windsor on the

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