Luke Buckmaster

The 10 best Australian films and TV shows of 2021 – so far

COVID has scrambled cinema schedules some – but TV is going gangbusters. Here’s the best Aussie releases on the big and small screens so far this year

A complete guide to the twisted, crime-filled universe of Jack Irish

Recap the action-packed life and times of Guy Pearce’s dishevelled investigator before the premiere of the final season

Tasmanian terrors: ‘The Tailings’ is a bingeable Aussie neo-noir with secrets in spades

Tegan Stimson and Mabel Li anchor six 10-minute episodes that further Tassie’s screen reputation for darkness and desperation

These ABC comedy shows are grappling with the cesspit of modern existence

'Fisk', 'After Taste' and 'Why Are You Like This' explore our hyper-divisive modern era – from identity politics to allyship and 'cancel culture'

Why ‘Mad Max’ and ‘Bush Mechanics’ are the two greatest depictions of Australian car culture

An examination of how the two onscreen productions have helped shape our attitudes toward automobiles

5 classic Australian TV shows that should be rebooted

Imagine 21st century versions of ‘Round the Twist’ and ‘Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush’. Here are the Aussie series deep-pocketed streamers should revive next

Five Australian activists and the documentaries that followed them

From Gary Foley to Anne McDonald, here are just some Aussie changemakers who’ve had their stories told on the silver screen

Why it’s high time Australia had content quotas for streaming platforms

If you think companies like Netflix will voluntarily support the local film and TV industry in a meaningful way, you’re kidding yourself

Australian film and TV in 2020: the good, the bad and the great

Featuring washed-out comedians, outlaw legends and quietly spectacular missives from the edge of Western Australia

The six greatest Australian ‘Meat Pie’ Westerns

Chew on this list of the best Meat Pie Westerns Australia has to offer