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It’s convoluted and overly long, but The Last Duel is a compelling examination of female victimhood
Ridley Scott’s medieval drama uses a compelling ‘he said, he said, she said’ structure to tell its (exhaustive) tale.
The Alpinist is a brain-feeding, occasionally nerve-shredding, cinematic experience
You’d be forgiven for thinking this latest feature, The Alpinist, was trying to out-solo Free Solo.
New Gold Mountain is a riveting slice of Australian history, chock-full of greed and lust
While there is certainly some rotting teeth and fly-strewn blood, this is far from The Proposition or The Nightingale.
The sensational Dune will swallow you whole, like some kind of subterranean invertebrate
Denis Villeneuve directs the hell out of this highly ambitious adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal novel.
A bleak A24 folk-horror fable, Lamb is too slow and sheepish to be scary
In remote, rugged Iceland, a couple adopts a most unusual child: sounds compelling, but what does it all add up to?
Muppets Haunted Mansion is both an exercise in corporate synergy and a delightful treat
This thoroughly Muppetational new Halloween special feels nostalgic in the right way.
V/H/S/94 is hit and miss, even by horror anthology standards
The build-up of each segment is fun, even if the payoffs don’t all deliver.
No One Gets Out Alive is laden with lazy clichés that never amount to anything truly scary
It’s part gritty immigration drama, part hackneyed haunted house horror.
No Time to Die is an overwhelmingly emotional 007 send-off for Daniel Craig
There’s plenty of secrets left untapped to fuel one last Daniel Craig-era 007 adventure.
Diana: The Musical is so tasteless and yet so precious it feels like a cosmic mistake
Yep, it’s a stage musical about Princess Diana. Is it good? Is it even a good idea?
Nitram is a harrowing look at the banality of evil – and the year’s best Australian drama
Kurzel has avoided making an exploitative cash-in: instead, we get a haunting real-life horror story.
Your mileage will vary with Star Wars: Visions, a hit-or-miss anime experiment
Nine standalone shorts open up the Star Wars universe: but which ones are worth your while?
Fires reduces a national tragedy to the level of a soap opera
The ABC’s new series uses a period of international significance as a backdrop for some pretty ordinary dramatics
Intelligent and imaginative, Foundation has the potential to be TV’s next great sci-fi saga
Asimov’s galaxy-hopping novels are turned into an immersive and well-executed series with brains.
Netflix series Midnight Mass is horror maestro Mike Flanagan’s best work yet
You haven’t heard this particular story before, not quite like this.
Mads Mikkelsen destroys the ‘cool vigilante dad’ archetype in bleak comedy Riders of Justice
This dark Danish comedy packs a satirical punch…and is also technically a Christmas movie.
Jeff Daniels follows in Mare of Easttown’s downtrodden footsteps with American Rust
A highly medicated police chief gets mixed up in a murder, in a bleak new Paramount+ drama series.
Scenes from a Marriage is difficult but exquisitely made television
It’s as much about acting and performance as marriage, love, infidelity or family.
Let kids experience a bit of fear with spooky Netflix horror Nightbooks
Krysten Ritter’s performance is so hammy it belongs on the deli menu.
Julia Gillard doco Strong Female Lead is a brutal walk of shame down memory lane
Released as the first of SBS’s Australia Uncovered investigations, this is a difficult yet hopeful insight into Aus politics.
Australian Gangster is a frantically entertaining if trashy Aussie crime series
Pasquale Barbaro is the latest Aussie criminal to be the subject of a fast-paced and debaucherous TV series