Wayne’s 4 x 2 – snappy cultural reviews at your service!


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Wayne’s 4 x 2… each week The Daily’s own pharaoh of film, our arbiter of albums, our swami of series and all-round entertainment reviewer par excellence Wayne Massingham does it all for you.

Dialled-in and rolled-gold insightfully short reviews of books, bands, shows, art, concerts, TV series, and movies.

4 reviews – 2 minutes each…It’s Wayne’s 4 x 2.

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Featured in this episode:

Series: The Plot Against America (Miniseries / HBO / Foxtel) – created by David Simon and Ed Burns, this show examines an alternate American history through the eyes of a Jewish family in New Jersey, set against the backdrop of WW2. Based on the novel by Philip Roth. Great cast; a parable for our time.

Album: Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher – 2nd album from this soul baring critically acclaimed lyricist. Recorded at Sound City Studios LA, Bridges brings her unique style to this beautifully sparse, yet wonderfully varied offering.

Film: Shoplifters (SBS On-Demand) – a touching and humorous foray into the lives of a not so typical Japanese family, set in Tokyo. Full of quirks, twists and turns, Shoplifters won the Palme d’Or in Canne 2018. Directed by the hugely acclaimed Hirokazu Kore-eda.

TV Show: Never Have I Ever (Netflix) – 10 EPS series created by the talented Mindy Kaling – delves into a different America, one seen through the eyes of immigrant children and family issues as they navigate growing up in America. Added bonus – it’s narrated by John McEnroe.

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