For decades, black characters in horror movies were objects of ridicule, died first or played evil Voodoo practitioners. But now we're seeing a wave of films created by blacks and starring blacks.
Godzilla might be radioactive and toxic but he's also a 'green' monster. As the latest 'King of the Monsters' film rampages across our screens, it's time to investigate his ecological credentials.
Popular monsters often reflect humanity's greatest fears. Godzilla, with its destructive rampages, is the foremost monster for our age of environmental threat.
From the Joker to a Game of Thrones prequel, origin stories are increasingly common in film and TV – perhaps at the expense of originality in popular culture.
While the 2019 'Aladdin' is a big improvement from the 1992 version, it still recycles some old tropes.
A new movie highlights the importance of radical hope and courageous action in responding to the climate crisis
An Australian documentary about a group of young Afghanis who form a heavy-metal band highlights rock's subversive power.
According to a new study, those who have a tendency to sabotage their relationships may find solace in the fictional worlds of TV and movies.
Climate change is mentioned in British television about as often as zombies.
If it is wrong to censure art or refuse to display it because of its content, how can it be right to shun it because of the behaviour of the artist?
In pop culture such as series, music, magazines and comics, queer children often find ways out of a world that cannot contain them.
Romantic comedy meets road movie in Wayne Blair's much anticipated new film.
As parody goes, this infamous Monty Python film is a pretty gentle, even, respectful sort. It is now more likely to be criticised for breaching the boundaries of 'political correctness'.
Cult film The Matrix was released 20 years ago this month. From Plato to Baudrillard, the film explored philosophical dilemmas we are still wrestling with today.
Was Mary Stuart a passionate and jealous failed queen, or a brave and complex woman? Opposing representations in a new film and play reflect modern anxieties about women's agency and leadership.
Many cinephiles were probably surprised at Green Book's Best Picture win - but given the Academy's track record, it shouldn't be that much of a shock.
Audio description began as an accessibility aid but has developed into an art form.
Virginia Woolf's satire of readers who use easily accessible art to acquire class and culture might just reveal why certain films win awards like Oscars.
Jazz used to be experienced on a dance floor. But over time, it became something to dissect and analyze.
Trailblazing US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is known to many as the 'Notorious RBG'. But the new film On the Basis of Sex is a muted portrayal of her.