Channel Ten’s future looks uncertain (as does Masterchef’s!)

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Network Ten has been struggling financially for several years now, but this morning posted a half-year loss of $232 million, casting “significant doubt” on the company’s viability. The result comes after the value of Ten’s television licence was written down by $214.5 million. The youth-oriented network has been battling to improve its ratings and advertising revenue in recent years

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‘Casting JonBenet’ film review: an ingenious, instant classic

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How do you make a documentary about a murder case when nobody knows who did it? Filmmakers sometimes put inverted commas around ‘guilty’ and frame their investigations from the perspective of proving a wrongly convicted person innocent, or possibly innocent – recently in the popular Making a Murderer, but more memorably in Errol Morris’ The

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Foxtel updates ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ with lesbian erotica and a wooden dildo

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If you’ve read Dame Joan Lindsay’s famous 1967 novel about three schoolgirls who disappear from Hanging Rock outside Melbourne on St Valentine’s Day 1900, then you’ll remember the schoolgirl crushes of the privileged young girls boarding at Appleyard College for Young Ladies. Peter Weir’s 1975 film adaptation that made Lindsay’s Picnic at Hanging Rock internationally famous certainly picked up on

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13 reasons not to watch Netflix’s offensive series ’13 Reasons Why’

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Netflix is accustomed to launching watercooler programs: binge-worthy series such as Stranger Things or House of Cards that get tongues wagging. But its controversial new mystery/drama 13 Reasons Why, adapted from a 2007 novel of the same name, is sparking conversation for the wrong reasons. The series tells the story of high school student Hannah

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