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Craig Mathieson has been the film critic for The Sunday Age since March 2012, having previously held the same position for Rolling Stone and The Bulletin. The former magazine editor writes widely on film, music and television, and is still able to quote sizeable chunks of the dialogue from Michael Mann's Heat.

Piqued viewing: Why we're obsessed with the true crime genre

Piqued viewing: Why we're obsessed with the true crime genre

In Exposed, award-winning ABC reporter Caro Meldrum-Hanna explores the perplexing story of Keli Lane and what happened to her new-born baby Tegan.

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Ryan Corr has long been a versatile actor, but in the next four weeks he's taking it to impressive lengths, writes Craig Mathieson.

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Late last year, the English singer-songwriter Mike Rosenberg decided he had to take a break from working before perpetual exhaustion became a permanent breakdown.

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By turning the serious into satire, The Bachelor finally hits a sweet spot

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The dating show is car-crash television, where no one gets hurt.

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Four Yolngu men were fans of prank show Jackass; Black As is their version

Four Yolngu men were fans of prank show Jackass; Black As is their version

Bush Mechanics creator David Batty has made the most delightful on Australian TV right now.

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ABC wants to attract younger viewers, so why did it axe Tom Ballard's Tonightly?

ABC wants to attract younger viewers, so why did it axe Tom Ballard's Tonightly?

ABC management shouldn't have dumped the nightly current affairs satire.

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Is the new Australian Survivor a champion or a contender?

Russell Hantz was an unnecessary contrivance; now that he's been voted off the island will Survivor get back its mojo?

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Bloc Party's ​Kele Okereke on the distance between Silent Alarm and fatherhood

Bloc Party's ​Kele Okereke on the distance between Silent Alarm and fatherhood

"There is a long way between then and now, and I have less to prove to myself. It's OK to try something different, just as long as that means I'm not away from home for too long."

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Comedian Nath Valvo on Tiffany Haddish, 'Triathlon Cody' and being the nice guy

Comedian Nath Valvo on Tiffany Haddish, 'Triathlon Cody' and being the nice guy

"I would never get on stage and punch down on someone, because actually that's not nice."

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