Star struck

Louis Theroux has made a career out of asking awkward questions but in this documentary he has to answer them.

Standing up for a jest cause

Crosslight speaks to stand-up comedian Hannah Boyland, who will be appearing in the Squeaky Clean Comedy Roadshow during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Burrowed time

David Southwell reviews the new Peter Rabbit movie.

Not quite down the tubes

Darkest Hour is an account of Winston Churchill's early days as Prime Minister, as Nazi Germany swept across Western Europe.

Wishing well

David Southwell reviews The Shape of Water, a contender for Best Picture at the 2018 Oscars.

Getting off the fast track

The merits of meditative TV were demonstrated last week when a continuous three-hour broadcast of a 3000km train trip through the centre of Australia was so surprisingly popular that a longer 17-hour cut of the same jour

Praise for pledge to limit pokies

Anti-gambling activists have welcomed Tasmanian Labor’s pledge to remove all 2375 poker machines from the state‚Äôs pubs and clubs by 2023 if it wins power at the upcoming state election.

Prophetic voice in Zimbabwe

Crosslight spoke with Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe, Rev Dr Solomon Zwana, during his recent visit to Melbourne.

Elect of God

David Southwell reviews 'Conclave' by Robert Harris, a story of intrigue and politics set in the Vatican.

Fringe festival

There is plenty of sarcasm and other wry commentary in John Safran's new book 'Depends What You Mean By Extremist'.