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Predictions for tonight's (and every year's) MasterChef finale

Predictions for tonight's (and every year's) MasterChef finale

After analysing the past 49 seasons of MasterChef (fact check this), we have some highly scientific predictions of what to expect tonight.

On millennial feminism and blindly loving Ruth Bader Ginsburg

On millennial feminism and blindly loving Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A recent surge of love for the US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg can only be useful as a mask to our own inertia.

Australian consumers need shows like The Checkout

Australian consumers need shows like The Checkout

At the end of the day it's Australian citizens and consumers who pay for Liberal cuts to the ABC.

Ethics, economics and the errors of Hollywood

Ethics, economics and the errors of Hollywood

The latest Scarlett Johansson controversy is a perfect snapshot of modern Hollywood: it doesn’t operate like a public broadcaster, and will only ever do the "right" thing where it affects the bottom line.

Sacred Cows:

Sacred Cows: "dark and gritty" doesn't always equal "good"

Australia loves a realist crime drama, but there are certainly better ones out there than Animal Kingdom.

Rundle: Mulholland Drive no mere cinematic event

Rundle: Mulholland Drive no mere cinematic event

This was a hallowed act of obeisance, cinema vanishing into itself: the Astor, a vast dome of faded theatrical glory was showing a David Lynch classic.

Enjoy this golden age of TV while it lasts

Enjoy this golden age of TV while it lasts

The Sopranos ushered in a renaissance for the small screen, latterly continued by Netflix et al. But the economic reality of running an entertainment business like Netflix will crunch hard — and soon. So enjoy this golden age of TV, while you still can.

Sacred Cows: the undeserved cult love for The Big Lebowski

Sacred Cows: the undeserved cult love for The Big Lebowski

Critics who have come to praise the Coen brothers' The Big Lebowski are victims of cult followers' persistence, psycho-semiotic babble and zealotry.

How an Australian filmmaker took out the most prestigious award in film

How an Australian filmmaker took out the most prestigious award in film

Charles Williams recently became the third Australian to ever win a Palme d'Or. He told us how his short film set in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong came to conquer Cannes.

Annabel Crabb's new show packs history with chipper ABC morality

Annabel Crabb's new show packs history with chipper ABC morality

Back In Time For Dinner gets 1000 neoliberal humanist points for simulating (and believing) the rosy history of 1950s Australia.