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All it took was a phone call from Tina Fey

All it took was a phone call from Tina Fey

Busy Philipps was coasting along, until the promise of playing a retro pop star and working with a bunch of legends lured her back to work.

  • by Ben Pobjie

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Date with destiny; the role that defines Joel Edgerton’s screen career

Date with destiny; the role that defines Joel Edgerton’s screen career

Playing a slave hunter in The Underground Railroad is arguably the 46-year-old actor’s most complex role to date.

  • by Craig Mathieson
No Roman holiday for Augustus Caesar’s wife in sword and sandal epic

No Roman holiday for Augustus Caesar’s wife in sword and sandal epic

Domina tells the story of ancient Rome’s most powerful empress, Livia Drusilla.

  • by Brad Newsome
Is this the most ‘relatable’, kind and engaging dating show ever?

Is this the most ‘relatable’, kind and engaging dating show ever?

Love on the Spectrum is a dating show about difference and diversity, and at the same time about the things that make us all the same.

  • by Melinda Houston
Detective series Mare of Easttown is a hallelujah moment for TV
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Detective series Mare of Easttown is a hallelujah moment for TV

Kate Winslet investigates a murder in HBO’s deeply watchable seven-part series that upends cop show cliches.

  • by Craig Mathieson
Myf Warhurst hasn’t given up the dream of Australia winning Eurovision

Myf Warhurst hasn’t given up the dream of Australia winning Eurovision

Montaigne will represent Australia in the 65th Eurovision song contest with the aptly titled Technicolour. “She’s a dark horse,” says presenter Myf Warhurst.

  • by Ben Pobjie
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Time to start planning big holidays, says Getaway’s Jason Dundas

Time to start planning big holidays, says Getaway’s Jason Dundas

As the veteran travel show celebrates its 30th birthday, the LA-based presenter says it’s a perfect time to dream about adventures beyond our shores.

  • by Bridget McManus
The horrific scene that nearly broke Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins

The horrific scene that nearly broke Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins

Capturing the brutal story of The Underground Railroad for a new TV series took its toll. One moment proved so challenging, Jenkins simply walked off set.

  • by Michael Idato
Inside the scandal that rocked New York’s rarefied art world
★★★★
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Inside the scandal that rocked New York’s rarefied art world

This documentary about an $80 million art fraud is a rollicking story.

  • by Kylie Northover
It’s never been an easy watch. Is it finally time to give up on Handmaid’s Tale?

It’s never been an easy watch. Is it finally time to give up on Handmaid’s Tale?

Two TV critics argue whether the fourth season of the dystopian drama has lost its way or is as gripping as ever.

  • by Craig Mathieson and Louise Rugendyke
Dark secrets, dirty work: Violent spy thriller has a touch of John le Carre
★★★½
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Dark secrets, dirty work: Violent spy thriller has a touch of John le Carre

Everyone is watchful or being watched in the quietly compelling six-part series The Sleepers - and when the violence erupts, it’s abrupt, brutal and shocking.

  • by Debi Enker