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A puffer fish prepares for its close-up in a new doco on the Reef

A puffer fish prepares for its close-up in a new doco on the Reef

Nick Robinson, director and cameraman of Puff: Wonders of the Reef, explains the challenges of filming marine life that is too small to be seen with the naked eye.

  • by Ben Pobjie

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A hospital drama bursts out of the blocks, and gets struck with COVID

A hospital drama bursts out of the blocks, and gets struck with COVID

New Amsterdam took aim at America’s broken health system, it even featured an episode about a pandemic and then when a real one happened it lost its way.

  • by Tom Ryan
Kids want to watch Squid Game? Get them onto this Korean-Australian series instead

Kids want to watch Squid Game? Get them onto this Korean-Australian series instead

Mystery follows when a brother and sister find out that their boring parents weren’t quite as boring as they thought.

  • by Bridget McManus
Unlikely tale of couple who kept shocking secret for 16 years
★★★★
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Unlikely tale of couple who kept shocking secret for 16 years

Olivia Colman and David Thewlis star in a new series based on a true crime that really is stranger than fiction.

  • by Kylie Northover
Eye-opening doco reveals surprising history of female stunt performers
★★★★
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Eye-opening doco reveals surprising history of female stunt performers

Narrated by and featuring Michelle Rodriguez, Stuntwomen features interviews with some of the industry’s leading stunt performers, as well as filmmakers Paul Verhoeven, Paul Feig, Anne Fletcher and Al Ruddy.

  • by Kylie Northover
An unrepentant contrarian won’t change his position on JFK’s murder

An unrepentant contrarian won’t change his position on JFK’s murder

Director Oliver Stone’s 1991 movie attracted accolades and controversy for its views of a cover-up following President Kennedy’s 1963 assassination. Thirty years on, in a four-part documentary, Stone continues to argue his case.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury
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Once upon a time in Newark: the Sopranos’ origin story is complicated

Once upon a time in Newark: the Sopranos’ origin story is complicated

The classic American gangster movie was contemporised in the celebrated series The Sopranos. Now, in the first of possibly several movies, HBO goes back to the 1960s to trace the origins of crime boss Tony Soprano.

  • by Craig Mathieson
Watch The Beatles rediscover their mojo in Jackson’s brilliant doco
★★★★★
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Watch The Beatles rediscover their mojo in Jackson’s brilliant doco

The Beatles famously fell apart shortly after filming the documentary Let It Be in 1969. Peter Jackson’s re-edit of that footage is a joyous celebration of their friendships and music.

  • by Brad Newsome
Olivia Colman and her husband join forces for genre-bending true crime series

Olivia Colman and her husband join forces for genre-bending true crime series

Ed Sinclair wrote the role of a true-life murderer for his wife Olivia Colman to play as he felt that not enough notice was taken of her talents in a straight role.

  • by Benji Wilson
A toast to TV’s quiet achievers, the ones that consistently deliver

A toast to TV’s quiet achievers, the ones that consistently deliver

Discussion of TV is often dominated by the newest and buzziest shows, not the ones that have reached 30-plus season milestones.

  • by Debi Enker
What’s harder: commentary or fast bowling? Damien Fleming answers the big questions

What’s harder: commentary or fast bowling? Damien Fleming answers the big questions

Fast bowler-turned-commentator Damien Fleming calls it as he sees it as another Australian summer of cricket commences.

  • by Ben Pobjie