Alia Shawkat

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Drift review – beautiful yet undercooked character study
Cynthia Erivo stars as a west African migrant who befriends Alia Shawkat’s American émigré in this too-quiet character drama

Adrian Horton

25, Jan, 2023 @7:36 PM

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TV tonight: Matthew Macfadyen and Keeley Hawes in MP scandal drama
Macfadyen plays Labour politician John Stonehouse who attempted to fake his own death. Plus: Frozen Planet II: World of Wonder. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Danielle De Wolfe, Ellen E Jones, Jack Seale and Graeme Virtue

02, Jan, 2023 @6:20 AM

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The Old Man review – Jeff Bridges shines in serviceable action series
The 72-year-old actor plays a fugitive of the past in a watchable drama that also works as a fantasy of hyper-competence in the sunset years

Adrian Horton

16, Jun, 2022 @1:14 PM

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Animals review – tragicomic ode to growing up disgracefully
Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat fizz in nuanced adaptation of Emma Jane Unsworth’s novel

Simran Hans

03, Aug, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Alia Shawkat: ‘I think my teen self would be happy with me’
The former Arrested Development actor talks about co-starring in buddy movie Animals

Kathryn Bromwich

27, Jul, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Animals review – untamed female friendship drama is a Sundance triumph
Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat play best friends facing conflict in a Dublin-set original filled with remarkable insight and wit

Benjamin Lee

30, Jan, 2019 @4:57 PM

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From Miss Fisher to Michelle Payne: 10 Australian films to look forward to in 2019
Mia Wasikowska, Miranda Tapsell, Richard Roxburgh and Alia Shawkat feature in forthcoming films from Mirrah Foulkes, Wayne Blair, Kriv Stenders and Sophie Hyde

Luke Buckmaster

17, Jan, 2019 @1:11 AM

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Marina Warner is right – gold stars for writers leads to creative death | Rebecca Nicholson
The distinguished novelist and historian is right to deprecate the notion of creative people being ‘virtuous’

Rebecca Nicholson

10, Jun, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Sandra: Gimlet's siri drama starring Alia Shawkat - podcasts of the week
Cariad Lloyd’s podcast about bereavement continues to impress, while Shawkat and Kirsten Wiig’s new venture is a high-quality thriller

Rowan Slaney

04, May, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Duck Butter review – intense lesbian romance churns up disappointment
Search Party’s Alia Shawkat falls for a Manic Pixie Dream Girl in this occasionally daring but ultimately exhausting 24-hour love story

Benjamin Lee

21, Apr, 2018 @2:30 AM

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'I'm not a quirky 17-year-old any more': what Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat did next
The former child star on her role in ‘hipster Columbo’ series Search Party, her family’s strip club – and why she’s not an ‘It girl’

Ann Friedman

13, May, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Search Party: this hipster murder mystery is the sharpest TV satire in years
Like Columbo meets Girls, a new series is switching up the classic detective story with pin-sharp humour and millennial malaise

Richard Vine

31, Jan, 2017 @10:00 AM

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