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Karl has been a journalist at Fairfax Media since 1999, in a variety of writing and editing roles. Karl writes about popular culture with a particular focus on film and television.

D-day looms for The Footy Show: Will Nine choose Newman or a new way?

D-day looms for The Footy Show: Will Nine choose Newman or a new way?

Sam Newman's 'resignation' may have been intended to force Nine's hand, but it only proved how much he has become a rod for the network's back.

  • by Karl Quinn

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Sam Newman resigns (but actually doesn't) from The Footy Show

Sam Newman resigns (but actually doesn't) from The Footy Show

In an emotional address to viewers, Sam Newman announced he was 'leaving' Nine's long-running AFL show. Maybe.

  • by Karl Quinn
ABC's Exposed: Was Keli Lane wrongly convicted of murdering her baby?

ABC's Exposed: Was Keli Lane wrongly convicted of murdering her baby?

A three-part investigation into a case that shocked Sydney more than a decade ago, this documentary makes for utterly compelling viewing.

  • by Karl Quinn
Game of Thrones named outstanding drama at 2018 Emmy Awards

Game of Thrones named outstanding drama at 2018 Emmy Awards

The 2018 Emmy Awards are about to begin. Join us for our live coverage of TV's big night.

  • by Melissa Singer, Karl Quinn & Michael Idato
Doug Anthony Allstars doco Tick F---ing Tock shows time isn't on their side

Doug Anthony Allstars doco Tick F---ing Tock shows time isn't on their side

The fallout from the historic sexual harassment scandal that embroiled the Doug Anthony Allstars earlier this year is still being felt.

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

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.

  • by Karl Quinn
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The real-life ghost story that unearths demons in some very dark places

The real-life ghost story that unearths demons in some very dark places

Ben Lawrence always knew he was making a documentary about grief. He just had no idea where the story would lead him.

  • by Karl Quinn
$40 million film The Whistleblower turns Melbourne into Africa for China

$40 million film The Whistleblower turns Melbourne into Africa for China

A major movie being made for the Chinese market is finding startling ways to make Melbourne look like Malawi.

  • by Karl Quinn
Where's Muriel? PJ Hogan on the agony of casting Australia's daggiest bride, again

Where's Muriel? PJ Hogan on the agony of casting Australia's daggiest bride, again

Finding Toni Collette was a fluke, he thought. Then he turned Muriel's Wedding into a stage show, and had to do it all over again - and again.

  • by Karl Quinn
How tech entrepreneurs helped make Crazy Rich Asians hit of the year

How tech entrepreneurs helped make Crazy Rich Asians hit of the year

The stakes were so high for Hollywood's first Asian-led studio film in 25 years that some crazy rich Asians took matters into their own hands.

  • by Karl Quinn
No Kidding: Jim Carrey's new comedy is not suitable for children

No Kidding: Jim Carrey's new comedy is not suitable for children

From Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry and writer Dave Holstein, Kidding is a portrait of a children's entertainer in meltdown.

  • by Karl Quinn