How do we deal with people whose emotional responses we don’t understand? Demolition does not have the answers.
Superhero movies – at their best – reflect the political concems of our time. Captain America: Civil War is a two-and-a-half hour, action-packed critique of post-9/11 government overreach.
It places Davis in a continuing, living history of African-American sound, rather than planting him on a pedestal.
The psychological complexity of Shakespeare's characters has rendered them timeless. Today, we see The Bard's influence in shows like 'Breaking Bad' and 'True Detective.'
Utopianism is a neglected prism through which to view Africa. It is the space where the intricacies of decolonisation and independence can be properly comprehended.
What, exactly, are the political goals of The Satanic Temple, which formed in 2013? A religion professor attended a recent satanic ritual to find out.
The drug-fuelled sexual practices of some gay men have increasingly become a matter of heated public debate – but there are problems with the way it is presented.
With the boundaries between film and game eroding, why are more people not exploiting the potential for cross-media creations?
A growing vocal minority blame poor computer generated images for 'ruining' the movies. But digital effects can co-exist with real sets and stunts - and films have always been fake.
The need for lesbian love stories that aren’t doomed is just as great now as it has ever been.
The Amazons of Greek mythology usually were seduced or subdued by male heroes. Wonder Woman finally overcomes this legacy.
Stop-motion may be associated with children, but in Anomalisa it effectively gives substance to a world that is recognisable, but just out of kilter.
A new film claims to empower women's singledom – but it's just another old-fashioned rehash.
Digital technology has transformed the work of cinema scholars, spawning a rich and poetic critical form.
Yet another dramatisation of the events surrounding the financial crisis that leaves a sour taste and a questionable moral lesson.
The Oscars have become the focus point for a huge cultural conversation about Hollywood, race, gender, inclusiveness and diversity. Should Australians care? Well, yes.
From Chris Rock's opening monologue to red carpet hits (and misses), our experts analyze key moments from this year's Academy Awards.
The Coen brothers may have returned to form with the genre-spinning Hail, Caesar! It still remains to be seen if they'll ever reach the heights of their glory days again.
In 1942 a man called Walter White travelled to Hollywood to try and persuade filmmakers to cut the negative stereotypes of African Americans in movies.
Bad female characters start with bad writing. We compare male and female character descriptions, which are often used as the starting point for casting calls.