Wayne’s 4 x 2: Monster, Babylon Berlin, and MORE!

2SER’s entertainment wizard, Wayne Massingham is back and he’s got you covered with his reviews of the latest and greatest in film and music and television.

It’s Wayne’s 4 by 2!

4 Reviews, 2 minutes each.


Film: Monster

From Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu, Monster is a psychological thriller/dramam that tells the story of Minato – a young schoolboy, his morther Saori. and his school teacher Mr. Hori. After noticing her son exhibiting strange behaviour, Saori suspects that her son is being abused by Mr. Hori, but as the story progresses through the eyes of the central characters, the truth is slowly revealed.

Monster is showing at select cinemas now.

Watch the trailer here.


Series: Babylon Berlin Season 4

The German Neo-Noir series Babylon Berlin has finished its fourth season and continues to fire on all cylinders. The series follows Inspector Gereon Rath as he investigates the seedy underbelly of 1920-30s Berlin. Political tensions rise as the Nazis rise to power after the global stock market crash devestates the German economy, Rath’s investigations take him into Berlin’s underground boxing circuit, and uncomfortably close to Hitler’s militant supporters.

All seasons of Babylon Berlin are available for free on SBS On Demand.

Watch the trailer for Season 4 here.


Series: The Newsreader

The Newsreader is an Australian Drama series set in the vicious world of commercial television in 1986. The show follows ambitious reporters Helen Norville and Dale Jennings as they are thrown together on a prime-time news programme. They develop an unlikely bond as they navigate the politics and events of the late 1980s on and off the camera.

All seasons of The Newsreader is available for free on ABC iview.

Watch the trailer here.


Album: 100’s of 1000’s, Millions of Billions – Blitzen Trapper

100’s of 1000’s, Millions of Billions is the latest album from Portland-based Indie-Rock band Blitzen Trapper. A clear departure from their conventional Indie-Rock vibe they’ve had since their breakout albums in the 2000s, the album is heavily inspired by Buddhist Sutras, and is an evocative mix between Psychedelia and Americana. 100’s of 1000’s, Millions of Billions is a carefree and beautiful album that marks a refreshing turn for the veteran band.

Listen to the album here.

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