Charlie Chaplin with his wife Oona in 1944.
Chaplin – His Life and Art by David Robinson
The biggest name in the era of silent movies was also a serial sexual predator.
Gerard Butler at the US premiere of Geostorm.
Geostorm is the newest addition to the Hollywood climate doom canon. It is terrible, which is why you should think about this genre but under no circumstances actually watch this movie.
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Women's voices have been seen as unwanted or untruthful, but the snowballing sexual assault revelations from the #MeToo campaign show that women must find their voices.
Film producer Harvey Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company after a litany of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape allegations came to light.
Public-facing feminism can often be a superficial distraction from systemic sexism.
Filmmaker Harvey Weinstein, shown attending a concert to raise money for the Robin Hood Foundation in 2013.
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Offering money as a form of atonement is easier for the movie mogul than finding someone who will accept it.
Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Oscars in 2014. In the wake of sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Weinstein, many in Hollywood are calling for sweeping changes to the entertainment industry to prevent the mistreatment of women.
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In the wake of recent horror stories about men in power who abuse women - like Harvey Weinstein - a professor at Lakehead breaks down rape culture and makes a few suggestions for men to make change.
Spinning its own tales.
The movie business has co-opted many into it's own dark narrative.
The power disparity between Harvey Weinstein and his alleged victims plays into a range of myths and stereotypes about women.
Men like Harvey Weinstein have been able to abuse with relative impunity, despite many in the entertainment industry appearing to know or have suspicion of their behaviour.
Laurel and Hardy.
Publicity photo of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy from the 1930s
Charlie Chaplin was a comedy great but it's Stan Laurel who still gets 'em rolling in the aisles.
Mickey Rooney as Mr Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Why whiteness became the 'norm'.
It’s a man’s world.
An expert who has spent 15 years researching the gender pay gap among actors explains.
Charlie Chaplin’s character Adenoid Hynkel was a not-so-subtle nod to Adolf Hitler.
Chaplin's 1940 film 'The Great Dictator' mocks Hitler’s absurdity and overweening vanity, while highlighting Germany's psychological captivity to a political fraud.
New film has broken China's box office record while projecting soft power for Beijing.
The Department of Defence and the CIA have big seats in the editing suite.
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…