Wayne’s 4 X 2: Bergman Island, Life Tax, and more!

It’s Thursday and you know what that means. It’s time for Wayne’s 4 X 2, where resident 2SER legend Wayne Massingham gives us his top picks for the week in Film, Television, Music and more! Want a new show to watch but don’t know what to pick? Looking for some great music and want the hottest recommendations?  Wayne has got you covered.


It’s Wayne’s 4 x 2!


Four reviews

Two minutes each.


Here’s what he had for us.


Television: Landscapers

Landscapers is a comedy drama series about the murder of United Kingdom residents William and Patricia Wycherley in 1998. It follows their daughter Susan and her husband Christopher, played by Olivia Colman and David Thewlis respectively, as they hide their involvement in the murder for over a decade. While it is a dark premise Landscapers is more an examination of the relationships between Susan and Christopher and finds moments of dark comedy, tragedy and creative experimentation throughout the 4 episode run. Landscapers is available to watch in its entirety on Stan .

Watch the trailer here.


Film: Bergman Island

Bergman Island is a 2021 romance drama film directed by Mia Hansen-Løve. It follows two American filmmakers who arrive Fårö island, where Swedish film legend Ingmar Bergman lived and worked, to find inspiration for their next project. It stars Vicky Krieps and Tim Roth as Chris and Tony Sanders, who are both writers trying to find their muse. As the film unfolds the lines between their vacation and the films they are writing start to blur, giving this relaxing film a air of tension as we strive to understand just wat film was are really watching. Australian Mia Wasikowska is also featured in a supporting role alongside Norwegian actor Anders Danielsen Lie.

Bergman Island is playing in cinemas now.

Watch the trailer here.


Television: The Sex Lives of College Girls

The Sex Lives of College Girls is a an American teen comedy drama series created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble that follows 4 girls from different walks of life in their freshman year of college. It explores issues that the women face in and out of the college campus and while it deals with topics like sexism and racism, its not heavy handed but rather a smartly written and earnest depiction of the girl’s lives as the navigate who they are and what they want from life. A funny show with one season already available and another on the way, this is a must watch.

The Sex Lives of College Girls is available on Foxtel Go and Binge now.

Watch the trailer here.


Album: Life Tax Darren Hanlon

Life Tax is the latest album from  Australian singer-songwriter Darren Hanlon. It was recorded in 2019 in the Northcote Uniting Church Hall in Melbourne. Hanlon is fantastic songwriter; he tells beautiful stories with an unmistakeably Australian perspective but never in a cliché way. Wayne recommends giving  this album a listen to hear a genuine person expressing themselves in some truly wonderful songs. Wayne’s top picks from Life Tax are ‘Uncle Viv and Aunty Phyllis’ and ‘The Spin’. 

Life Tax is available on Spotify and Bandcamp.

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