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Filled with pretentious theatre kid energy, tick, tick…BOOM! still offers explosive musical moments
Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda is still stuck on legacy, in this passionate musical memoir of Jonathon Larson.
Last Night In Soho raucously rewinds giallo style and 60s glamour
Edgar Wright’s giallo-style horror can be overly stylised, despite moments of ‘cinematic wonder’.
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?
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.
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.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a family-friendly drag high school musical
From West End to Prime Video, this sugary-sweet musical for all ages is proof that drag has made it mainstream.
Impeachment: American Crime Story turns fascinating history into lurid melodrama
Ryan Murphy’s campy shows have never been unimpeachable, but this one feels like a real missed opportunity.
Can an energetic final season of The Walking Dead bring lost fans back from beyond the grave?
It’s been a long walk—the first few episodes of the zombie epic’s eleventh season mostly reinvigorate a tired story.
The juicy Nine Perfect Strangers is like Agatha Christie at a posh wellness retreat
Filmed in Byron Bay, Prime Video presents a “deliciously entertaining” blend of comedy and mystery.
Hacks is a Gen Z Mrs Maisel, mining difficult characters for big laughs
Stan’s newest comedy is interested in the mechanics of comedy itself, with two sparring comedian protagonists.
The teen delinquents of Reservation Dogs reflect a fresh and funny Indigenous perspective
BINGE’s hilarious new drama, from producers Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, is both playful and meaningful.
Vivo is a colourful Cuban love song, celebrating family and music itself in a major key
Lin-Manuel Miranda brings his usual Broadway flair to this Netflix adventure, and voices its too-cute protagonist to boot.