Woody Harrelson’s directorial debut, released this month, signals that we are in a new age of cinema.
Jayalalithaa Jayaram, who passed away in December 2016, was a film actress and populist chief minister of India’s southern Tamil Nadu state.
Performance politics has made Donald Trump the new president of the United States. But this is far from new to south India, where the mixing of cinema and politics has a long history.
By engaging a broad base of people on a popular level, film has a much more immediate and visceral impact than formal lustration proceedings.
Before the Rain (1994)
Cinema can be instrumental in opening up dialogue on collective culpability for the past. Manchevski’s Before the Rain and Angelopoulos’ Ulysses’ Gaze are perfect examples of this.
In virtual reality cinema, the audience chooses what to look at and when. What does this mean for traditional narrative storytelling?
Virtual reality cinema in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sander Koning/ANP
VR cinema explodes the frame, placing the spectator inside the space of the film. Audiences effectively edit it themselves, by choosing what to look at and when.
Melissa McCarthy in The Boss: ‘yet another bad choice on her part’.
Gary Sanchez Productions
In a year characterised by some good films but few great ones, Paul Verhoeven’s Elle stood out as the best.
Maria Schneider and Marlon Brando in a scene from Last Tango in Paris.
Les Productions Artistes Associés
Revelations of sexual abuse in the making of Last Tango in Paris give the film 'the air of a snuff piece'. Film scholars must reassess the work – there is no place for revering artistic achievement over human suffering.
Brad Loree in Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Spooky ghosts, rampaging rock gods, an escaped killer dressed as a clown: Halloween has inspired an array of creepy cinematic classics. Here's our list of those to watch - and avoid.
The story depicts a young Wallisian man trying to make it in the world of rugby in France.
3 B Productions
Sport migrations emerge within a general migratory context. In some societies, like the Pacific Islands, adulthood, particularly for men, cannot be completed unless one migrates.
The poster for ‘Do The Right Thing’
With #BlackLivesMatter and a never-ending list of African Americans being killed by police, the film ‘Do The Right Thing’ is even more relevant now than when it was released 27 years ago.
Countering the Republican nominee's favourite movies, here are five that he might learn something from.
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.