September 14, 2018

Top five films: best of the big screen

Our pick of what's showing on the big screen this week.
September 14, 2018

Netflix renews Insatiable despite fat-shaming backlash

The show's first season prompted a content warning from Australian mental health organisation Mindframe. 
September 14, 2018

How a new city logo left parking officers fearing for their safety

A traditional symbol of power gave way to a softer, postmodern image.
September 14, 2018

Toni Collette accused of ‘diva-like antics’ on set of hit BBC drama

Insiders on risque show Wanderlust have a message for star Toni Collette: "You're terrible, Muriel."
September 14, 2018

Joaquin Phoenix on John Callahan and the ‘bummer’ film that became a joy

The wheelchair-bound cartoonist didn't mind offending his fellow Portlandians.
September 14, 2018

Actors hate it, but producer aims to make 50 Searching-style films a year

John Cho and Debra Messing say making the 'screen life' film was arduous and lonely, but its Russian producer wants to churn out 50 such features each year.
September 13, 2018

Jane Doe at centre of The Predator sex offender case speaks out

"I have no shame for what was done to me. I am not the one who needs to carry that shame," Paige Carnes, now 24, said.
September 13, 2018

Turning Pages: The ups and downs of writing for television

The nature of writing for TV has changed dramatically over the past 20 years or so.
September 13, 2018

Her Mother’s Daughter review: Nadia Wheatley recalls a deck of stacked cards

Nadia Wheatley clearly believes that there's no such thing as an ordinary person, least of all her long-dead mother.
September 13, 2018

The End review: Karl Ove Knausgaard brings his personal saga to a close

Klaus Ove Knausgaard's The End concludes My Struggle, his six-part, remarkable testament to the paradoxical power of art.
September 13, 2018

Wordplay: Johnson (noun) – a simpatico lingo dynamo

Next week sees the 309th anniversary of Samuel Johnson, the man behind the idiosyncratic Dictionary of the English Language.
September 13, 2018

On Rape review: Germaine Greer’s sound and fury lack real substance

Two books about rape - an essay by Germaine Greer and a collection edited by Roxane Gay - are both uneven offerings.