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Latest Movies & Streaming Reviews

Though flawed and maudlin, ‘Blonde’ is buoyed by a commanding central performance by Ana De Armas as Marilyn Monroe

Tragic figure: Ana de Armas plays Marilyn Monroe in the faux-biography ‘Blonde’. BLONDE **1/2 (167 minutes) R The first thing ...
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Stirring, shattering, sobering: ‘Bali 2002’ is an excellent drama spanning all sides of a terrorist atrocity and its aftermath

Balancing act: Richard Roxburgh as Commander Graham Ashton in ‘Bali 2002’. BALI 2002 ***1/2 (four episodes; 195 minutes) M whole ...
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Top-notch survival thriller ‘Fall’ offers plenty of realistically filmed tension as two adventurers are stranded atop an abandoned TV tower

Stuck: Two thrillseekers get stranded on top of TV tower in ‘Fall’. FALL **** (107 minutes) M It might not ...
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Latest Articles & Commentary

The Picasso Century – an overview of a remarkable NGV exhibition

Man of powers: The wide-ranging influence of one of the 20th century’s defining artists is explored in ‘The Picasso Century’ ...
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Sweet, social-realist romance with ‘Ali & Ava’; Likeable, if predictable mentor-student tale in fashion drama ‘Haute Couture’

Perfect mismatch: Adeel Akhta and Claire Rushbrook star in the rom-drama ‘Ali & Ava’. ALI & AVA *** (94 minutes) ...
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Full of weasel words and pub test fails, the Rebel Wilson/SMH fiasco cries to be filmed – and where’s Sir Alan Sugar when Nine needs him?

Not so funny: Rebel Wilson, at the centre of a story she didn’t sign up for. Imagine, for a moment, ...
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Very funny and on-point, ‘Ricky Gervais: SuperNature’ is catnip for fans, while the angry reaction it has provoked from the cancel culture crowd provides a telling case study in impotent rage

Straight talk: Ricky Gervais unleashes his brand of unfiltered comedy in ‘SuperNature’. RICKY GERVAIS: SUPERNATURE ***1/2 (65 minutes) MA It’s ...
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Latest Comedy

In ‘Disgraceful’, Lucy Best recounts her naughty personal history, confronting issues of anxiety & misplaced shame; review/interview

“I want this show to be fun…I don’t want to dwell on the difficult bits but, of course, there were ...
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“Comedy is my way of making us all feel human together, because you can’t laugh with someone and hate them at the same time.”: Alice Fraser review & interview

“Sometimes I realize that I write my shows upside down.” REVIEW Alice Fraser, Chronos The Greek Centre Reviewed: 21 April ...
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Hard work still feels like play and experience has made stress a smaller issue for comedy festival fixture Simon Taylor: review/interview

“I do like that idea of the audience seeing you grow.” REVIEW Simon Taylor: Epic The Toff in Town Reviewed ...
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In ‘Young, Dumb and Full of Mum’ Rose Callaghan discovers how having a child involves changing more than nappies: review & interview

“When I see what other women are going through and how hard they have it then I’m, like, ‘whoa! No-one’s ...
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