Siren song: Darryl Hannah as a mermaid in Splash (1984).
Humans' love affair with these mythical creatures dates back to the dawn of civilisation and shows no sign of abating.
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.
According to a recent study, horror is the only film genre where women appear and speak as often as men.
The Lebanese government banned Wonder Woman just hours before its scheduled domestic release.
Why haven't feminists noted that the film is too Western and too white?
The Mummy, in its 2017 rendition, rehashes an 80-year-old franchise focused on revived Egyptian corpses.
Mummies are scary but they also fascinate us, giving us the feeling that we can vanquish time by preserving our most perishable feature: flesh.
David Gulpilil as the tracker Moodoo in the 2002 film Rabbit Proof Fence.
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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…
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?
Daniel Day-Lewis won the 2012 Academy Award for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln. Is Spielberg’s historical drama a good way to learn about the 16th U.S. president?
History movies may have Oscar potential, but their educational potential is more complicated. Should teachers use Hollywood to teach?
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They came from very different backgrounds, but both Olivia de Havilland and Kirk Douglas have both celebrated their 100th birthdays.
It is difficult not to see the film as a vanity project for Wahlberg.
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The overwhelming politicism of this year’s awards have been overtaken by the Best Picture slip up.
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Another article about the politics of La La Land? This time it's personal.
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Until La La Land can star two actors of colour or two women in the leading roles, Hollywood will have a diversity problem.
The Great Wall, an epic US-Chinese coproduction.
Ultimately the controversy over the casting of Matt Damon as a "white saviour" in The Great Wall is baseless, as the film falls flat in other ways.
The Oscar-nominated film is pure Hollywood hokum and a lost opportunity.
No film could be more perfectly circular, more self-congratulatory and more suited to the time.
We all need a little trip to La La Land.
One might expect universal praise for Streep’s pronouncement but disabled activists have proved to be Streep’s harshest critics.
A scene from the TV mini-series, ‘Mars’.
The recently broadcast TV mini-series, “Mars”, combines fiction and nonfiction in a way that places them in balance. This kind of combination is likely to feature in more television series and films.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and musician Demi Lovato.
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When a celebrity runs for president, do celebrity endorsements matter? A survey of likely voters shows how tricky it can be to mix celebrity and politics.