Top of the Lake

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Jane Campion: ‘Film-making set me free… it was as if I had found myself’
The trailblazing director on how #MeToo inspired her first feature in more than a decade, the revisionist western The Power of the Dog

Sean O’Hagan

07, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Wizards of Oz: why Brits can't get enough of Australian drama
In a bid to fill its depleted schedules, the BBC is stocking up on series from Down Under. But our love affair with Aussie TV imports is nothing new

Caroline Frost

06, Jul, 2020 @9:17 AM

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Enter the Destroyer: the rise of the feminist detective
Two new films aim to break the cinematic dominance of the male cop, whose taciturn, violence-prone profiles have been off limits to women for decades

Elena Lazic

14, Sep, 2018 @3:09 PM

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The full list of nominations for the Golden Globes 2018
All the nominees for the 75th Golden Globe awards in both film and TV categories, from The Shape of Water to Big Little Lies

Guardian film

11, Dec, 2017 @2:41 PM

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Aactas 2017: Lion blitzes awards as Russell Crowe comments cut from broadcast
Weinstein Company-distributed film wins all 12 of its categories, and accepts awards with call for action – followed by a tone-deaf moment from Crowe

Naaman Zhou and Steph Harmon

07, Dec, 2017 @1:57 AM

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Top of the Lake: China Girl finale recap – uneven and bizarre to the bitter end
As it draws to an agonisingly poor close, Robin embroils the world’s worst police force in a game of Where’s Wally on Bondi beach. How can this show have gone so awry?

Rebecca Nicholson

31, Aug, 2017 @9:00 PM

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Top of the Lake: China Girl recap, episode five – we're finally getting somewhere
After four horrible weeks, this show is settling in to its own pace at last – and it is as strange and surreal as the beloved first season. But is it too little too late?

Rebecca Nicholson

24, Aug, 2017 @9:00 PM

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Thursday’s best TV: Lego Masters, Top of the Lake: China Girl; Insecure
Jane Campion’s murder mystery continues. Plus: Issa Rae’s HBO comedy

Phil Harrison, Hannah Verdier, John Robinson, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Andrew Mueller, Graeme Virtue and Sharon O'Connell,

24, Aug, 2017 @10:57 AM

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The best TV this week: Inspector Montalbano scowls around Sicily
The Italian detective is back doing what he does best. Plus: Richard Ayoade leads members of the public around the mighty Crystal Maze

The Guide

18, Aug, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Top of the Lake: China Girl recap, episode four – the fiasco continues
After last week’s plot catastrophe, I hoped we might see an improvement. But from the bizarre nose-biting to the enforced sex work, there was no such luck. Can anything redeem this show now?

Rebecca Nicholson

17, Aug, 2017 @9:00 PM

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Empty nests: why has TV become obsessed with surrogate mothers?
From Top of the Lake to The Handmaid’s Tale, themes of infertility, surrogacy and parenting have featured in 2017’s most important shows

Ellen E Jones

14, Aug, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Top of the Lake: China Girl – is this mess of a series beyond repair?
With its parade of one-dimensional grotesques, misplaced romances and heavyhanded messages, this new season makes for a turgid drama

James Donaghy

11, Aug, 2017 @8:52 AM

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