Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (2019): the Joker’s humour-filled rebellion has typically contrasted with Batman’s dour moral self-righteousness.
Culturally, the joker turns socially significant places into spaces of carnival, revealing cracks within the social order. He is an enduring character – and a common figure in 2019.
Are our interests shifting away from film and towards TV series? As media changes, is there even a difference between TV and film?
Phoenix Raei plays an Iranian refugee forced to join a fight club in a detention centre in the film Below.
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In the film Below, a fight club is set up in a fictional, remote immigration detention centre. However the film’s shock tactics often feel manufactured, and risk exploiting the refugee crisis as mere backdrop.
Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger star in Tell it to the Bees.
There was an outcry in the LGBT community when the ending of Fiona Shaw's bestselling novel was changed for the film.
Don Cheadle, Bradley Cooper, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson and Chris Hemsworth in Avengers: Endgame.
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Good versus evil, tolerance and discrimination: there's a lot we can learn from the Marvel universe.
Fans queue to see Avengers: Endgame in Bangkok.
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Cinema is the most popular firm of cultural participation, but rising ticket prices threaten that.
High Life: where slow cinema is concerned, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Slow movies have until now been largely confined to arthouse cinema, for film aficionados only. Not any more.
A still from Xavier Dolan’s film
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.
In pop culture such as series, music, magazines and comics, queer children often find ways out of a world that cannot contain them.
Filmmaker Agnes Varda holds the Honorary Palme d'Or award at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, France. Varda, a central figure of the French New Wave who later won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, has died. She was 90.
Beloved film director Agnès Varda died at age 90, on March 29th. She was a pioneer of French New Wave cinema and admired for her ability to understand time and see beauty outside of mechanical norms.
A still from Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ.
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When it was released 15 years ago, Mel Gibson's 'Passion of the Christ,' was a box-office success. The theme of Jesus has been a successful one that many filmmakers around the globe have cashed in on.
Director of Netflix film Roma, Alfonso Cuarón, celebrates Oscars for Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Foreign Language Film.
With 15 nominations and three Oscars, Netflix is besting the big film industry players at their own party.
One category will be notably missing from this year’s Academy Awards.
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Audio description began as an accessibility aid but has developed into an art form.
Olivia Colman in
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Olivia Colman has a funny story to tell on Wikipedia about the age displayed in her biography in the online encyclopedia. The opportunity for a Wikipedia fact-checking.
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, director of the 1968 Cuban film Memories of Underwood.
60 years ago a revolution began within the revolution for Cuba's film industry.
Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji in her film, ‘Lionheart’.
Big investors seem to be mainly interested in Nollywood's already established popularity with African audiences.
Oscar winning performances released straight to your home.
Lin-Manuel Miranda (centre), Emily Blunt, Julie Walters, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, and Joel Dawson in Mary Poppins Returns (2018).
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Disney's 1964 classic film had a suffragette theme, but it remains to be seen if the new version will celebrate votes for women.
Monster movies are currently rampaging across the globe. Their popularity shows us how Hollywood's place in world cinema is changing.
From poster of The Marvellous World of Sex.
Soon after the death of Franco, Spain began an experiment with censorship that brought graphic sex and nudity to mainstream cinemas.
Cryonics is no longer synonymous with science fiction. What are we technically capable of doing and what do we have the right to do?