Amy Adams played an inter-species linguist in the 2016 film Arrival but she was a rarity. Most Hollywood films depict scholars as heroic males.
For decades, academics have been portrayed as brilliant, heroic men on our cinema screens. It's time to tell the story of more heroic female scholars. Here are some suggestions.
Austrian director Jessica Hausner, left, and other jury members at Cannes 2016.
New analysis shows that women's films get less EU backing, despite being more popular with critics than films directed by men.
Hollywood has long had a problem with diversity. But thanks to services like Netflix women have found a place for their stories, compelling Tinseltown to change.
Jo Nesbø's bleak thriller featuring troubled hero Harry Hole, rings the changes in a genre recently dominated by female protagonists.
Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde.
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From Kill Bill to The Hunger Games, women have been kicking butt in films (and in real life) forever. But we still act surprised when they do, because deep down we still see women as the passive sex.
Glow from Netfix.
Original content made by subscription and on demand platforms such as Netflix and Amazon is taking off – but what does that mean for women screenwriters and producers?
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?
The Lego Batman Movie.
The Lego Batman Movie is a worldwide box office smash – but have the filmmakers delved too much into the character's more 'toxic' elements?
Joseph Mazzello and Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network (2010): women are rarely depicted in such roles on screen.
New research on gendered roles in top-grossing movies has found that 83% of characters in family films with a STEM career are men.
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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Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al Mansour, director of 2012’s Wadjda.
More mothers and older women working in the industry can balance how women are represented onscreen.
Gillian Anderson as Jane Bond.
It's time for a new Bond – what about a woman? Two academics debate the cultural implications of changing the spy's gender.