Still from ‘We Own This City’

‘We Own This City’

David Simons, creator of ‘The Wire’, returns to Baltimore for a present-day examination of rapacious police corruption

Cover of Robert Lukins’ ‘Loveland’


Robert Lukins’ second novel takes a Brisbane woman to Nebraska, where an inheritance sparks a change in character as well as in fortune

Image from ‘The Golden Cockerel’

‘The Golden Cockerel’

Barrie Kosky’s Adelaide production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera satirising the Russo-Japanese War came with uneasy resonances

Still from ‘Slow Horses’

‘Slow Horses’

A sardonic Gary Oldman heads a misfit branch of MI5 in Apple TV+’s thrilling exploration of personal motivation and political expedience

Still from ‘Severance’


Apple TV+’s darkly comic satire takes the pursuit of a desirable work-life balance literally

Cover of ‘Son of Sin’

‘Son of Sin’

Poet Omar Sakr’s debut novel depicts coming of age as a queer Muslim in Western Sydney

Still from ‘Station Eleven’

‘Station Eleven’

The TV adaptation of Emily St. John Mandel’s pandemic novel ties its complexities up too neatly

Henri Matisse, circa 1951

‘Matisse | Life & Spirit’

The AGNSW’s chronological examination of the artist with masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou

Still from ‘Yellowjackets’


The US drama about teen plane-crash survivors is a heady mix of folk horror and high-school betrayal

Cover of ‘Crossroads’

‘Crossroads’ by Jonathan Franzen

The acclaimed US author’s latest novel is a 1971 church drama modelled on ‘Middlemarch’