Film & TV reviews

Trapped: The Complete Series 2

Reviewed by Marie Matteson

On the second day of my trip to Iceland, in the capital city of Reykjavík, a dog was lost on the street where I was staying. The Facebook messages went out: ‘Does anyone know whose dog this is?’ With…

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Kusama: Infinity by Heather Lenz

Reviewed by Leanne Hermosilla

Within weeks of the release of this documentary to DVD, Yayoi Kusama will have turned 90. Widely recognised as one of the most important, influential, and commercially successful living artists, she …

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Killing Eve: Season 1 by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Reviewed by Ellen Cregan

Some television shows beg to be binged, others are better enjoyed slowly. Killing Eve, painfully for me, is both. As each episode finished, I desperately wanted to hit play on the following one, but …

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Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (DVD) by Lorna Tucker

Reviewed by Joanna Di Mattia

‘I’m just totally bored talking about this. But you need it, so I’ll tell you.’ So starts Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist, with a discernible friction between camera and subject that ultimately makes …

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Working Class Boy (DVD)

Reviewed by Joanna Di Mattia

‘Flame Trees’ is my favourite Cold Chisel song. I love its yearning; the way it coils into a melancholy, regretful tone. But for its vocalist, it’s not an easy song to sing. In Working Class Boy, Jim…

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Marina Abramović in Brazil: The Space in Between

Reviewed by Joanna Di Mattia

For over 40 years, Marina Abramović, the self-anointed ‘grandmother of performance art,’ has used her body to challenge audiences. In Marco Del Fiol’s film, Marina Abramović in Brazil: The Space in B

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Mystery Road

Reviewed by Lou Fulco

Not all movies can make the jump to television with the ease with which Mystery Road does. When I first saw the 2013 Ivan Sen movie I found myself thinking that it was a perfect tale of culture, conf…

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Norskov: Season 2

Reviewed by Lou Fulco

It has been two years of waiting to see what has become of the residents of the seaside town called Norskov. The wait has been more than worth it. At the end of Season 1 we saw that Casper had been a…

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Blue Planet II

Reviewed by Bronte Coates

Seventeen years have passed since the BBC released the original Blue Planet nature documentary. Described as the first-ever comprehensive series on the natural history of the world’s oceans, it was b…

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The Handmaid’s Tale

Reviewed by Lian Hingee

Hulu’s elegantly produced adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s book of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale has won a slew of awards, including the Golden Globe for Best Television Series and the Emmy for O…

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