Doomed orbit central to manslaughter story

There’s a certain mid-tier of made-for-streaming drama that’s best described as “sub-premium”. Think shows like Dr Death, Unorthodox and even the very good Maid.

The Responder yearns for goodness in a bleak world 

Watching The Responder is an immediately gripping but totally draining experience. Martin Freeman is superb as Chris Carson, a policeman who tells his therapist he’s about to crack, and then heads out on night shifts pitted with crises that shake his fracture lines.

Seeing the world from both sides in CODA 

CODA begins with Ruby (Emilia Jones) singing aloud aboard a fishing vessel. CODA begins with Ruby (Emilia Jones) singing aloud aboard a fishing vessel. Waves slap against the boat which creaks and clanks as gulls scream overhead.

A meditation on love, land and the power of connection

This is a difficult film to categorise. Structurally, its core is a famous 2004 concert, where Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter – husband and wife, and both legends of the Australian music scene – joined the Australian Art Orchestra on stage for a musical odyssey through their back catalogue.

An incandescence comes to light 40 years on

ast month Australians were all treated to the unedifying spectacle of our federal parliament debating the rights – or wrongs – of religious institutions to exclude children who are considered in some way different from “normal”, whatever that might mean.