September 2019

Noted
by Craig Mathieson

‘Lambs of God’
Director Jeffrey Walker blends ripe melodrama and Gothic thriller in his TV series about three wayward nuns

Essie Davis in Foxtel's ‘Lambs of God’

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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September 2019 edition cover

September 2019

In This Issue

Image of Graham Freudenberg

Graham Freudenberg’s time

The passing of Labor’s great speechwriter highlights the party’s absence of a clear rationale

Illustration

The Newcastle trial of Graeme Lawrence

The second most senior churchman in Australia to be found guilty of child sexual abuse

‘Here Until August’

‘Here Until August’ by Josephine Rowe

The Australian author’s second short-story collection focuses on the precipice of change rather than its culmination

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Spiralling admissions

Victoria’s royal commission hears stories of a dysfunctional, under-resourced mental health system


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Image from ‘Ad Astra’

Interplanetary, mostly ordinary: James Gray’s ‘Ad Astra’

Brad Pitt’s interstellar family-therapy odyssey struggles with earthbound sentiment

Image of ‘Sachiko’ my Miwa Yanagi

‘Here We Are’ at the Art Gallery of NSW

An opportunity for rethinking the position of women in contemporary art

Image of Member for Chisholm Gladys Liu and Prime Minister Scott Morrison

How good is Gladys Liu?

Scott Morrison ducks and weaves questions about the embattled MP

Image from ‘Blanco en Blanco’

Venice International Film Festival 2019

Théo Court’s masterful ‘Blanco en Blanco’ is a bright point in a largely lacklustre line-up


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