It's a million miles from the cartoon capers of James Bond, but remains a familiar tale of good versus evil.
Decades on, is HIV still a taboo subject?
The film transcends its feelgood marketing campaign to contribute to current debates around charity and its practical implications.
Witches in fiction fascinate but what were they really like?
Have there been too many transgender dramas recently? There's certainly room for this one.
The film's exploration of a young Irish woman's emigration to 1950s New York digs beneath nostalgic stereotype.
Documentaries are fragile things, easily blown into obscurity or silenced by the sheer weight of corporate power.
The screen is as close as many people get to experiencing prison. But do these dramas offer a realistic insight into life behind bars?
For a former Boston reporter, Spotlight evokes the thrill of hard-hitting, influential reporting.
This spellbinding documentary tells Malala's story while shining a light on a global injustice
Sam Smith's Writing's on the Wall confronts the last taboo of the canon: Bond's hypermasculinity.
“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
Every Bond film since the 1970s has promised to revolutionise the Bond girl and bring something new to the table. They haven't yet.
In a world where the gadgets have taken over, Bond feels somewhat antiquated but he is inevitably privileged by the demands of cinema.
For every film, specialists are employed for everything from rigging the lights executing the stunts. The announcement of two major new productions coming to Australia will develop that expertise.
Few would remember this fantasy car as a model of motoring excellence. It owes its success instead to a fantasy film that has turned 30.
The battle for public opinion over whether Edward Snowden was right might just be won out, not in the press or the US Congress, but in fiction.
The Intern is a film ostensibly about gendered and generational role reversal that quickly turns into a treatise about how much even successful young women still have to learn (from old men).
Crimson Peak reminds us that gothic romance is the originator of modern horror: gothic and romance are inextricably related.
The currently screening films The Walk and the Program are both fictionalised versions of recent documentaries.