The new Black Panther film has a lot in common with medieval romance tales.
Shape of Water – the US film leading the BAFTA nominations.
Twentieth Century Fox
The British Academy Awards are a trial-run for the Oscars – but also a win-win situation for both US and British film producers.
Sue Lyon and James Mason in Stanley Kubrick’s 1962 adaptation of Lolita.
Vladimir Nabokov merged writing and cinema, bringing the art forms together like no one before or since.
Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert in Moonlight (2016), one of the best American films in years.
A24, PASTEL, Plan B Entertainment
From the superb Moonlight to the exuberant Thor: Ragnarok, it has been a rather good year for film. Here's our take on the best (and the rest).
No Stone Unturned.
Why are there so few films about Northern Ireland's unionists?
This is what it's like going to the cinema when you can’t see the screen.
21st Century Fox
Just about everyone knows whodunnit. But there are other reasons to see a movie than just the plot.
From the good to the bad, to the downright scary.
Chris Hemsworth as Thor: he plays the part of the hunky God with disarming humour.
Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures
The third in the Thor series, directed by New Zealand wunderkind Taika Waititi, is thoughtful, hilarious and looks magnificent.
Draw Me Close
What will the future of film look like?
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.
Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer in Call Me By Your Name: an erotic romance imbued with the effervescence of a European summer.
MIFF 2017 made good on its promise to explore new worlds, with timely films on American civil rights, Indigenous music, and queer activism. Here's our pick of the ones to see.
Andy Serkis as Caesar in War for the Planet of the Apes.
Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment
Apes on film once wore monkey suits but today's actors are drawing on techniques of method acting to bring complex, motion captured simian characters to life.
Lipstick Under My Burkha challenges India’s patriarchal society as well as the film industry’s bias against women.
Alankrita Srivastava's feminist film has Indian censors in a tizzy.
Students and striking workers occupy the projection hall of the Cannes Film Festival Palace to prevent showing of films in 1968.
AP Photo/Raoul Fornezza
At a festival intertwined with France's national identity, the tension of art, politics and commerce always looms.
London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral during the great fire raid of December 29, 1940, during World War Two.
As the bombs fell, people flocked to the movies.
Taraneh Alidousti and Shahab Hosseini in Iran’s The Salesman.
Memento Films Distribution
The best of global cinema from Germany to Iran and Vanuatu.
Director Asghar Farhadi wins the award for best screenplay at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Their critiques may be more gentle, their attacks more circumspect – but they are resonant nonetheless. And when filmmakers like Farhadi confront Trump, they're on familiar turf: They've seen his type back home.
Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert in Moonlight: one of the most beautiful films in recent years.
A24, Plan B Entertainment/idmb
There are five very good films nominated for the Best Picture gong and one extraordinary one.
Melbourne-based start up Choovie will launch a service offering demand based ticket pricing to filmgoers at the end of March.
Imagine if you could pay less to see films that are less popular. Dynamic ticket pricing already happens in China – and it's about to start here in over 100 Australian cinemas.