Many women played a role in the Home Guard, despite the fact that they weren’t strictly supposed to.
As its final moments make clear, Spotlight is not just a movie about past wrongs in one US city. It's a story about too many people, in too many countries, including my home town of Newcastle.
Spotlight tells the story of the investigative team at The Boston Globe which uncovered the extent of the child sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Boston.
Underneath the sheen of the Oscars is an arcane organization that's historically sought to consolidate power.
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.
Quickly scan this year’s film awards lists and a strong theme emerges: survival. In fact, the three films with the most Oscar nominations are all about battling terrifying odds.
The Hateful Eight has been praised as a violent but optimistic story of men working to come together – but it's also been derided as a thinly veiled exercise in misogynistic violence.
Critiques of the Academy Awards’ lack of diversity have become a well-rehearsed response to the revelation of nominees. But this year, something might give.
Quentin Tarantino has secured his place in popular culture by reaching into neglected corners of cinema for genres that are ready for reinvention and rediscovery.
Singer, artist but also actor, Bowie made some notable appearances. Here are some of those.
Bowie's acting skills in one of his most famous films was both awkward and self-conscious. For the director these were perfect qualities for an alien.
Rickman was an unmistakable, unmissable performer.
Many films exist on a knife-edge ... failure is only a screening away.
You may have heard about the male gaze, but what is it? And is there such as thing as the female gaze?
The film tells the story of Lili Elbe, who was one of the first people to receive sexual reassignment surgery. Sadly, the film barely scratches the surface of the real story.
A review of some of the top arts and culture stories from the past year.
The tale of the vengeful whale that took out the Essex, a whaling-ship, has now been adapted in true swashbuckling style.
Sorry, but Christmas has a dark side, too.
The manic light-and-sound show is more tribute than groundbreaking film.
Film sagas like Star Wars transcend the screen, connecting viewers to their pasts, to one another and to the hero within.