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New ABC chair Kim Williams calls for public broadcaster to be 'national campfire'

In his first speech as chair, Williams outlined his visions and priorities for the ABC and warned against self congratulation.

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‘Maternal cli-fi’: the new genre changing up the absent-mother narrative in cinema

How The End We Start From boosted maternal cli-fi, a genre spotlighting mothers in worlds destroyed by natural disasters.

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Don’t feel bad about bingeing TV – humans have binged stories for thousands of years

Bingeing stories is an age-old human behaviour and nothing to feel guilty about, says a historian.

Furiosa looks back at the camera on a road as the sun is setting in a still from Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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Mad Max: Fury Road was a pioneering portrayal of disability. Furiosa is a letdown.

Two professors look at the portrayal of disability in Furiosa, a departure from the groundbreaking Mad Max: Fury Road.

Behind the scenes of Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. Image: Jasin Boland/Warner Bros Entertainment
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From outback to wasteland: what Mad Max films tell us about the Australian desert

Films like Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga present an imagined future of mega drought: a possible future scenario for climate…

Bridgerton. (L to R) Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in episode 302 of Bridgerton. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2023
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Bridgerton Season 3 – all the usual froth, but with a more mature edge

Bridgerton's third season has arrived on Netflix – and this time it's got an edge.

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No bad accents in Apple's Acapulco: why multilingual TV is good for everyone

Acapulco on Apple TV+ being just one example, over-the-top accents are out and authenticity is in.

Feel Good Netflix comedy trauma.
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Real comedy, real trauma: how Baby Reindeer and Feel Good are forging a new TV genre

A new generation of comedians are adapting their traumatic experiences for dark comedy.

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Challengers: a competition psychology expert weighs in

Challengers fuses sex and sport in a straightforward but effective way, says a psychology expert.

Ella Purnell as Lucy in Fallout. Credit: Prime Video.
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Fallout on Prime incorporates the best elements of gameplay

Fallout the series adapts the game to satisfy fans, while offering a great standalone story for newcomers.

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