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Playwright Nakkiah Lui’s latest delivers comedy and carnage at a bracing pace
By Steve Dow on the
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Just how bad do things have to get before we declare the system broken?
By Mungo MacCallum on the
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A poetic account of adolescent alienation and masculinity in rural Australia
By Sophie Quick on the
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An ever-so-slightly off-key event
By Shane Danielsen on the
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From Pig Iron Bob to Unbelieva-Bill: the trouble with nicknames in politics
By Mungo MacCallum on the
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Forensic psychology powers this lavish series, but is one of its less interesting features
By Harry Windsor on the
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On Thea Astley and her classic novel
By Chloe Hooper on the
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The highly addictive Japanese show returns to Netflix for another season
By Jessica Au on the
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They have much in common, and yet their approaches to leadership couldn’t be more different
By Mungo MacCallum on the
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Films made by and focusing on women stand out in 2018
By Shane Danielsen on the
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A collection of playful and provocative short stories by Intan Paramaditha
By Emily Bitto on the
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Simon Baker adapts Tim Winton’s coming-of-age novel for his directorial debut
By Rebecca Harkins-Cross on the
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Gurrumul’s ‘Djarimirri’ makes history
By Anwen Crawford on the
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Highlighting Shorten’s union past has awkward implications for the PM
By Mungo MacCallum on the
By Nick Feik on the
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Technology intensifies the Brechtian in a recent series of productions
By Miriam Cosic on the
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Donald Glover’s uncommon blend of the everyday and the absurd makes a masterful return
By Craig Mathieson on the
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Australia, refugees and the politics of fear
By Mungo MacCallum on the

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