The bait-and-switch approach on show in Oscar-winning film Parasite is characteristic of contemporary Korean cinema – and there is plenty more to explore.
Randy Newman and Hildur Guðnadóttir have been nominated for their scores for ‘Marriage Story’ and ‘Joker,’ respectively.
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In 'Joker' and 'Marriage Story,' sometimes the absence of sound can pack as much of a punch as dramatic music.
In a strong field, there are a number of contenders for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards. Our expert picks his winner and names a couple of blockbusters that didn't make the grade.
In Marco Bellocchio’s ‘The Traitor,’ there are echoes of American Mafia dramas.
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Italian filmmakers are starting to take a page from their American counterparts.
Scene from Ladj Ly’s
Ladj Ly's critically acclaimed new film looks at the misery that binds together its protagonists, and also examines France's failure to fulfil its obligations toward its most vulnerable citizens.
Little Women, the touching story of the four March sisters, received six Oscar nominations.
In converging two timelines to retell Little Women, Greta Gerwig's writing and direction create emotions in the audience that made her deserving of an Oscar nomination for direction
A diamond wholesaler displays two three-carat diamonds in Manhattan’s Diamond District.
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Surrounded by skyscrapers and high-end boutiques, 47th Street continues to operate like an Old World bazaar, with million-dollar deals sealed by handshakes and insured by a family's reputation.
'Use the reinforced concrete, Luke.'
Michelle Williams arrives at the world premiere of ‘All the Money in the World.’
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A new analysis of over 400 actors shows that gender discrimination plays a major role in Hollywood salaries.
A still from the Conservatie party Love, Actually parody campaign video, Brexit, Actually.
The "card scene" from the much-loved Christmas film was parodied by both parties. Boris' use of it of it showed a keen awareness of the allure of an awkward British bad boy
A modern Christmas Carol.
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We have an innate desire to be reminded of darkness and mortality during the festive season.
Bay Yoda: the Child in the Star Wars television series was designed to appeal to our cuteness receptors.
As his Star Wars television character enjoys a social media moment, Baby Yoda is creating massive marketing clout that will benefit his Disney masters.
A scene from the 2017 film Geostorm: many societies have historically attempted to deal with collective trauma by replaying and restaging it in art.
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Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and Hollywood cinema has kept pace. In a time of global warming, these 'eco-disaster' films are fraught with meaning.
Marianne Ihlen: she remains stuck in the role of the beautiful ingénue, the part-time lover, in Nick Broomfield’s documentary.
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Nick Broomfield's latest documentary explores the romance between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen. But the film fails to confront the harder truths of the license taken by, and conceded to, creative men.
One actor, three ages.
For decades, animators have attempted to recreate realistic human faces without entering what's called the 'uncanny valley.'
Some argue that a parody of a fictional scene is not the same thing as comparing someone to the real historical figure.
Online videos of Hitler getting angry at things, based on a 2004 film scene, have found enduring appeal and recently featured in a Fair Work Commission case. Why the furor?
Watch and learn. Is Hustlers just another Hollywood stripshow?
As strippers take another turn around the pole in Hustlers, a look at Hollywood history shows we like to watch.
A scene from Jonathan Glazer’s new short film, The Fall.
Can we stop our current political free-fall? Perhaps this dystopian short offers a way out.
Lina Wertmüller (right) on the set of Seven Beauties, which she wrote and directed.
The first woman ever nominated for a Best Director Award - more than 40 years ago - Lina Wertmüller has just been honoured by the academy. She is known for her hilariously irreverent films.
Kyle MacLachlan as Jeffrey Beaumont in David Lynch’s cult classic film ‘Blue Velvet.’
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The famous director is receiving an honorary Oscar, and the timing couldn't be more appropriate.