The world will be a less scary place without the don of the dead.
The mechanical shark used in the 1975 film Jaws.
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The 1975 film Jaws launched the career of a young Steven Spielberg. In this scene, the town's police chief Martin Brody witnesses the shark's brutal attack for the first time - taking the viewer along for the ride.
Sandra Bullock in Gravity (2013) portrayed a female protagonist well, but the industry has a long way to go.
Only 10% of films have a gender-balanced cast, and getting more women on screens starts with the screenwriters. The solution can be as simple as giving minor characters female names.
Tut-mania reigned in the 1920s – and keeps returning to haunt us.
Starting from … Now! tells the story of four women in Sydney. It’s one of many successful web series transforming the TV landscape.
Starting from ... Now!
From a supernatural lesbian drama to lipsynching female comedians to a popular You Tube science show, Australian web series are thriving.
Wallace and Gromit were first introduced in the 1989 film A Grand Day Out.
Aardman studios has produced some of the most-recognised animated characters of the past three decades, including Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. A new exhibit at ACMI brings their creative process to life.
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We don’t just hold our phones, we cradle them – and make films like this one with them.
According to a recent study, horror is the only film genre where women appear and speak as often as men.
It's widely known as a crowdfunding record-breaker, but the painstaking work to recreate Hiroshima in a new anime film is a nod to its traditional roots.
David Gulpilil as the tracker Moodoo in the 2002 film Rabbit Proof Fence.
Rumbalara Films, Australian Film Commission, The, Australian Film Finance Corporation
Watching David Stratton’s loving recall of Australian films of the past 50 years over the past three weeks on the ABC, makes you realise how much impact they have had on us all. As one actor says, our…
Elizabeth Olsen and Aubrey Plaza in Ingrid Goes West: a gloriously uncomfortable film.
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Neo Nazi terror, a dark Instagram crush, a layman's history of the black civil rights movement ... here are the best offerings from this year's Sydney Film Festival.
Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson (left) and Jodhi May as Susan Gilbert in A Quiet Passion.
Production Co: Hurricane Films, Potemkino, WeatherVane Productions
A Quiet Passion, a film about Emily Dickinson's life, opens in cinemas this week. Dickinson wrote 1789 poems in her lifetime: only ten were published.
Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan in The Katering Show (2015), which began as a short form web series.
New ABS figures on film, TV and digital gaming show that subscription broadcasters and online content creators are booming. Yet local content quotas only apply to free-to-air broadcasters.
A scene from The Mummy: the first in a Dark Universe multi-film franchise that will include characters such as Frankenstein’s monster, and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
The new mummy film is the latest foray into 'shared universes', the seemingly critic-proof movie juggernauts that have come to dominate our cinemas.
Films like Mean Girls often show the high school jungle, but they lack the gravitas of films such as Boyhood.
The success of Wonder Woman has demonstrated an appetite for female leads in Hollywood films. So where are the movies that tell truth about young women's lives?
Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman: she fights better than a man, but prioritises peace.
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In a world where public avenues for violence are increasingly open to women, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman presents us with an ethical and feminist model of fighting femininity.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
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Wonder Woman comes from a long line of strong mythical feminists.
Lauded: Sofia Coppola at Cannes.
Father is a Hollywood great, but daughter is on course to take her own place in the movie pantheon.
Sofia Boutella rises from the dead in The Mummy.
The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe, is the latest manifestation of our centuries old fascination with Egypt. But beneath this obsession is a darker story of looting and destruction.
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
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As it turns 40, it's worth remembering that Star Wars was more than just a space film, it reframed America's troubled history.