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This Booker Prize–longlisted examination of human nature is simply moving
By Adam Rivett on the
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This biopic of the outlandish Queen is strangely sanitised
By Luke Goodsell on the
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Charli XCX explores pop’s frontiers, new releases from Kim Petras and Robyn, and soundtracks to ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Suspiria’
By Luke Goodsell on the
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This minority government could lead to some much-needed parliamentary reform
By Mungo MacCallum on the
This innovative NBC/Netflix series has reversed TV’s slide into darkness
By Matthew Clayfield on the
The creator of this participatory performance is keen for the audience to add their own stories
By Steve Dow on the
It started as theatre of the absurd, but by the end the “it’s OK to be white” episode had become an improbable fairytale.
By Mungo MacCallum on the
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Ziad Doueiri’s tense film excavates Lebanon’s violent past
By Tristen Harwood on the
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After a beguiling first act, director Bradley Cooper struggles to maintain momentum
By Rebecca Harkins-Cross on the
Image of ‘The Arsonist’ by Chloe Hooper
Inside the hunt for the Black Saturday arsonist – an extract
By Chloe Hooper on the
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The crass commercialism of last week’s promotion on the Opera House was a step too far
By Mungo MacCallum on the
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Beckett’s knotty novel is masterfully interpreted for stage by Barry McGovern
By Alison Croggon on the
Image of Abdul Aziz Muhamat in Lorengau
Audio messages from Manus Island reveal what it sounds like to live in limbo
By André Dao on the
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Mental health is taken seriously in Australia, but not for those incarcerated on Nauru
By Mungo MacCallum on the
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Director Xavier Legrand and actor Denis Ménochet discuss making their acclaimed thriller
By Harry Windsor on the
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David Farrier becomes the darkest ghoul on the bus in this Netflix travel series
By Matthew Clayfield on the
Image of Quarterly Essay 71, ‘Follow the Leader’, by Laura Tingle
Democracy and the rise of the strongman – a Quarterly Essay extract
By Laura Tingle on the

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