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Past articles by Wenlei:

SBS 2022 programming: Alone Australia, Qatar World Cup and more

Australia is about to get its own version of a global TV hit. → Read More

Flee movie: Triple Oscar-nominated animated documentary is an emotional two-punch

For the first time in Oscars history, Danish film Flee has been nominated in three seemingly unconnected categories – Best International Feature, Best Documentary Feature and Best Animated Feature. → Read More

Uncharted movie review: Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg can’t save lifeless adaptation

As the latest swashbuckler-in-chief, Tom Holland, is inheriting a cinematic tradition that dates back to the likes of Douglas Fairbanks and Errol Flynn. → Read More

NCIS’s latest spin-off will be set in Sydney

One of the world’s most successful TV franchises, NCIS, is expanding to Australia. → Read More

Fresh Prince remake Bel-Air more than justifies its dramatic existence

Is it even The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air if there are no parachute silk pants, laugh tracks or Carlton dances? → Read More

Quo Vadis, Aida’s Jasmila Zbanic: ‘It can happen anywhere in the world’

For most international audiences watching Quo Vadis, Aida, they would have no conception of what it’s like to live through the hell that was the Srebrenica genocide. → Read More

Kimi: Steven Soderbergh and Zoe Kravitz’s slick, paranoid thriller

Steven Soderbergh’s Kimi isn’t just a taut, compelling thriller, it’s a reminder that the prolific American director really can do so much with not a lot. → Read More

Inventing Anna on Netflix: Julia Garner found Anna Delvey ‘extremely charming’

If there’s one thing double Emmy winner Julia Garner has in common with real-life conwoman Anna Delvey, it’s that they’re both dreamers. → Read More

Death on the Nile review: Kenneth Branagh’s histrionic Agatha Christie adaptation

It’s wild to think that we’ve had two Kenneth Branagh films released in the space of two weeks, because they couldn’t be more different. → Read More

Drive My Car: Ryusuke Hamaguchi on adapting his Oscar-nominated film

In the 94-year history of the Oscars, Drive My Car became this week the first Japanese film to be nominated for Best Picture. → Read More

Belfast: Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe on Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical film

Jamie Dornan’s heritage is so deeply rooted in Belfast, it wasn’t interesting enough for TV. → Read More

Belfast: Kenneth Branagh’s deeply personal ode to a time, a place and a people

Even if no one told you Belfast is a personal story for filmmaker Kenneth Branagh, it would become patently obvious pretty fast. → Read More

Here Out West movie review: Australian film brings out the humanity in western Sydney’s stories

It’s easy to point to the unique multicultural fabric of Sydney’s western suburbs, but often that catch-all impression threatens to flatten the humanity of individual stories. → Read More

Pam & Tommy: Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s sex tape gets the streaming treatment

Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee rarely stayed out of the headlines through their brief but tumultuous marriage. → Read More

What to watch on streaming in February 2022: Netflix, Binge, Amazon, ABC, SBS, Disney+ and more

February is one of those rare months in which while it may not be teeming with a lot of new streaming titles, what’s on offer is a notable collection of goodies with plenty of star power and behind-the-scenes pedigree. → Read More

Nightmare Alley movie review: Guillermo del Toro finds the monstrous in humanity

Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro loves monsters. From Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy to Crimson Peak and The Shape of Water, del Toro has established a career out of telling the stories of monsters. → Read More

Spencer movie review: Kristen Stewart taps into Diana’s profound pain

Anyone expecting Spencer to be a standard biopic of Princess Diana is going to be sorely disappointed. → Read More

Moon Knight reveals first trailer, a dark and terrifying nightmare

Marvel has released the trailer for the upcoming Moon Knight streaming series, and it looks wildly different from the movie studio’s usual fare. → Read More

Tim Allen to revive The Santa Clause for Disney+ streaming series

Fifteen years after he last donned the jolly red suit, Tim Allen will reprise his role as Scott Calvin, aka, Santa Claus. → Read More

King Richard movie review: Will Smith is triumphant as the father of Serena and Venus Williams

Whether you’re a tennis fan or not, King Richard is a successful film that serves up a story which looks at one of the unlikeliest success stories: how one man created two Mozarts under one roof. → Read More