Review: Mystery Road: Origin (2022)

Prequels can be an iffy proposition. The dramatic stakes can be low, given we have a fair handle on who dies, who lives, and where they end up. There’s also an argument to be made that some gaps in the backsto...

Review: Barons (2022)

Coastal New South Wales, 1971: While war rages in Vietnam and the world is rocked by epochal cultural and political unrest, in the sleepy town of Woogonga, best buds Snapper Webster (Ben O’Toole) and Trotter D...

Review: Troppo (2022)

In this adaptation of Candice Fox’s novel Crimson Lake, if the crocs don’t get you the shadowy conspiracy will. Any series that opens with a suicide-by-crocodile is surely worthy of your attention—and that’s e...

Review: Fires (2021)

When Justin Kurzel’s Nitram was announced, the cry “too soon!” was quickly raised on social media, the notion being that 25 years was not a long enough period between mass murderer Martin Bryant’s killing spre...

Review: Wakefield (2021)

The old cliché “it’s not a place, it’s a state of mind” certainly applies to the ABC’s new eight-part drama series Wakefield. A quiet, reflective ensemble piece, the series explores the inner landscapes o...