Back with a bang.
The latest Terminator film marks a recovery from its predecessors, but it's treatment of time travel is still implausible.
Dear White People…
The American film Dear White People has seen some controversy over its UK release. Here's why.
Rom-com with a twist?
The recently released Les Combattants is just the latest addition to a fast-expanding body of Hollywood-style rom-coms to come out of France.
Movie sets- like this Hobbiton Village from Lord of the Rings- can transform natural landscapes into magical sets.
Movie sets shot on location can leave a lasting effect. But compared to other industries, their impacts are small.
How we think things may have looked: In early Cretaceous China, a pair of
Beipiaosaurus make way for a pack of Yutyrannus trudging over a recent snowfall. Large pterosaurs ( Feilongus) and tiny birds ( Eoenantiornis) take flight.
The latest Jurassic World movie has been criticised for its less than accurate portrayal of some of the dinosaurs. But how we imagine they looked and behaved has changed many times over the years.
Getting away with murder.
The Look of Silence eschews its predecessor’s gory glamour and offers a harder message for modern Indonesia.
If you’re a screenwriter, it’s Hollywood or bust.
Success as a screenwriter takes as much tenacity as talent.
Spike Lee at a ‘Justice For All’ march in 2014.
The film-maker's latest project is perfectly in tune with a 30-year career spent chronicling the African-American urban experience.
James Bond and Pussy Galore: Sean Connery and Honor Blackman film a scene for Goldfinger.
Bond has been subject to many further adventures under different authors, and they're a mixed bag, to say the least.
Kafka’s creepy descendent.
Watch The Shining after reading this and you may find that the Czech author haunts The Overlook Hotel just as much, if not more, than any of its regular spectral figures.
Captain America was one of several nationalistic superheroes created during the Second World War era.
Speaking with Jason Dittmer on superheroes and fascism.
America's flirtations with fascism in the 1930s and the influence of the Second World War gave rise to nationalistic, quasi-fascist superheroes who are still relevant and popular today.
Sissako’s eye is painterly, masterful.
This astounding film focuses on the contradictions that ensue when a human is caught in a place being used as an explosive, abstracted political football.
In search of the Maloja Snake.
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The film is a brilliant and nuanced study of the relationship between a younger and older woman.
Pulling out all the stops.
Cannes manages to project a level of gravitas and glitter that is the envy of its rivals the world over.
Furious 7’s Paul Walker died in November 2013.
Paul Walker is only the most recent dead actor to appear on screen. But as the technology develops, what are the legal and ethical limits?
Moving, insightful, intelligent.
Without labouring the point, Xavier Dolan's new film explores the hemmed in existence of the mobile generation.
Lost for words.
Still Alice tells a story that is worth telling: any debate is better than none.
A thinking, feeling, moping robot.
Should robots be treated with the same concern as any other intelligent being? Or are they unnatural, dangerous, to be eliminated?
Porn, or not?
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The imminent release of Fifty Shades of Grey has already provoked widespread protest, although the protesters have not actually seen it. The Guardian recently proclaimed: “This is not a porn film.” But…
Red Army tells the story of the Russian hockey dynasty of the 1980s and early 1990s, focusing on the story of defenseman Slava Fetisov (pictured top right).
Gabe Polsky’s documentary Red Army opens with the film’s main subject – former NHL and Soviet hockey great Viacheslav (Slava) Fetisov – giving the finger to Polsky while checking his phone. At the film’s…