The oil rig explosion in Deepwater Horizon (2016), a film about the worst oil spill in US history.
The search for oil was once depicted in movies and books as a boys' own adventure. But as films such as Deepwater Horizon show, in an age of anxieties over fossil fuels, oil's story is now a darker one.
The power of storytelling research through film.
Assisted Suicide: The Musical.
There's a problematic bias in the way that assisted suicide is portrayed in the media.
In the world of Harry Potter, beasts are to be protected, not feared. But this concern for monsters is hardly modern.
Using the same network analysis used to identify criminal organisations, new research examines how men work in the film industry.
Women are underrepresented in the film industry, but it's not their fault. New research analyses the system that ensures male dominance and identifies the 'gender offenders': men who work predominantly with men.
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When human contact is cut off, the brain begins to act in strange ways to preserve its sanity.
The director and stars of ‘Aquarius’ protest the proposed impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff at Cannes in May 2016.
By denying 'Aquarius' its chance at the Oscars, Brazil's government summoned memories of dictatorship-era censorship and brought the film unprecedented attention.
Jack Bauer is now Tom Kirkman, designated survivor.
Trump is a Hollywood comedy blundering around in the 'real world' of American politics. Hollywood drama can show us what is needed instead.
Anarchists old and new are populating film and TV a lot at the moment – reflecting the profound anxiety of the times.
Loach's latest film tells the story of a man who finds himself caught in a harsh world of uncaring bureaucrats, food banks and benefits cuts.
Many classically trained actors are drawn to motion capture roles, which are increasingly complex and theatrical.
Motion capture actors help bring superheroes and fantastical creatures to life on screen. Andy Serkis, who played Gollum in The Hobbit trilogy, is campaigning for these actors to be eligible for Oscars – and it's time the Academy heeded his call.
A portrait of Indian poet and musician Rabindranath Tagore.
In 1913, an Indian literary giant named Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-white person to win the literature prize. He wrote over 2,000 songs and, like Dylan's, they still resonate today.
Maggie Naouri as Anu Singh, behind Jerome Meyer as Joe Cinque. Singh famously killed Cinque in 1997 by injecting him with a fatal dose of heroin.
In 1997, Joe Cinque was killed by his girlfriend Anu Singh. A new film about his death is riveting Australian cinema, with a heightened sense of tension and implicit violence throughout.
Myths of the Sonderkommando as unfeeling drunkards do them an injustice and damage history.
Hollywood turns its hand to the worst environmental disaster in US history – from which the environment is strangely missing.
Under the Shadow
Scary moments with a wider social message.
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The myth that a blow to the head can both cause and cure amnesia – a common one on TV and in the movies – may have begun during the 19th century.
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IBM's Watson watched hundreds of horror movie trailers and then created its own for the new film Morgan.
Can a Hollywood film re-write one of the oldest and most important stories in the American past?
Women in South African cultural industries feature prominently on stages and in studios, but not in its boardrooms.
South African creative and cultural industries have taken some early steps to elevate women to leadership positions, but there is still some way to go.