Abbas Kiarostami, speaking at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, in May 2012.
The director who put Iranian cinema on the map, but whose work spoke beyond nationalities and borders.
David Gulpilil as Jagamarra Jurunba, Mark Weaver as Bellyup, Dougie McCale as George and Cameron Wallaby as Pete in Satellite Boy.
A Satellite Films production Photo by Matt Nettheim SAB
The French capital will light up to the sights and sounds of Cleverman, Samson and Delilah, and The Sapphires.
Still from Goodfellas, 1990
Bruce Isaacs analyses two related but very different scenes: the famous Copacabana tracking shot from Goodfellas (1990) and the opening scene in Hugo (2011).
Still from Raging Bull, 1980
Bruce Isaacs looks at an intense and emotionally charged scene from the 1980 classic, Raging Bull.
Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle in Martin Scorsese’s 1976 film, Taxi Driver.
Still from Taxi Driver, 1976
Bruce Isaacs analyses the iconic 'You talkin' to me' scene from Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver.
Mean Streets, released in 1973, is considered Martin Scorsese’s early masterpiece.
Still from Mean Streets, 1973
Film scholar Bruce Isaacs dissects five classic Martin Scorsese scenes. In episode two, Isaacs looks at the opening credit sequence from the iconic 1973 film Mean Streets.
Harvey Keitel as J.R. in Martin Scorsese’s first film Who’s That Knocking at My Door?
Still from Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Film scholar Bruce Isaacs dissects five classic Scorsese scenes, beginning with the celebrated director's first film, Who's That Knocking At My Door?
Can mobile phones improve the movie experience?
In China and Japan, moviegoers can visit a cinema where their text messages appear on screen as the film plays. While this might sound like a nightmare to some, the cinema has always been a hub of social activity.
Jodie Foster, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese on the set of Taxi Driver in 1976.
Sikelia Productions, New York
From 'Mean Streets' to 'Vinyl', from The Ronettes to The Clash, music has long been a muse to film director Martin Scorsese. He plays it on set, conceives sequences with certain songs in mind and uses it to chart his characters' changing fortunes.
A still from Mirrors of Bergman, a profoundly moving audio-visual essay.
Digital technology has transformed the work of cinema scholars, spawning a rich and poetic critical form.
Nate Parker, director of the recent revolutionary US film “Birth of a Nation”.
Racism is a charge that could be leveled at cinema from its very inception. There are some positive signs of change, but audiences have a role to play in making sure African films flourish.
Jane Austen horror has burgeoned into a distinctive subgenre of adaptations.
England’s green and pleasant land will be beset by a plague of the living dead, corpses will dig their way out of graves ... Jane Austen horror is now a distinctive subgenre of Austen adaptations.
Memory has become prosthetic – outsourced to the internet. But remembering, not forgetting, is the enemy of creative reinvention.
This year has already seen the first selfie movie, the first series to air on Instagram – mobile phones are increasingly playing a major role in the film world.
Many films exist on a knife-edge ... failure is only a screening away.
Australia’s defining narratives are apparently stories by, for and about white cis men.
George A. Spiva Center for the Arts
Australia’s defining narratives are apparently, with rare exception, stories by, for and about white cis men. We need more than Screen Australia’s new measures to address gender equity in the film industry.
The Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen represents the strength of living the Beatitudes against injustice.
The Hunger Games movie franchise has ended. What can we learn from Katniss Everdeen about living a just life? This article contains spoilers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II.
Violence. Yes. Glamour. Yes. But the most engaging element of Spectre may be its tone.
Spectre is a return to form for the series, and the best of the Daniel Craig films, tying together the legend with a narrative that incorporates and develops the past 50-plus years of Bond.
The life Adams was leading 100 years ago was far from a Hollywood fantasy.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC.
This Remembrance Day, spend some time with Claire Adams Mackinnon – the silent Hollywood movie star who stole the heart of Melbourne bachelor and lived the last 40 years of her life in Victoria.
The Society of the Spectacle.
The Counter Image
“What is the point of studying popular films?” As barbaric as it may appear, this is a good question. It forces one to reconsider, and to some extent thereby refresh, one’s perspective on the subje