In Take 2 we've asked some of our favourite friends across our film and creative communities to pick a film that’s available to watch online (on free or paid services) and tell us in two minutes or less what they love about it.

In this edition Jack Charles, Indigenous elder, actor and activist shares his recommendation here. See below for details about the film/series and which streaming services to watch these on.


Mystery Road (film)

The feature film that came before the series. In this acclaimed thriller, cowboy detective Jay Swan returns to his outback home town to solve the murder of a teenage girl and finds himself caught between the divide in a community he once called home.

2013 | 121 min | Australia

Director: Ivan Sen

Language: English

Rating: M

Mystery Road (series)

Detective Jay Swan takes on a grisly case in a new town, a coastal community where the desert meets the ocean and secrets past and present run deep. Jay must reconcile the law and deep lore and confront a dangerous enemy.

2018–present | 2 seasons | Australia

Director: Rachel Perkins (season 1); Warwick Thornton and Wayne Blair (season 2)

Language: English

Rating: M