White nationalist Richard Spencer was punched in the middle of a TV interview on inauguration day.
No one likes a white supremacist, but is violence the answer?
New documentary Beware the Slenderman follows the horrific stabbing of a 12 year old girl in the name of an internet myth.
From photoshopped images, to fake eye-witness accounts, to a real-life attempted murder, the Slenderman is the internet's urban myth.
Suspend your disbelief…Milla Jovovitch in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
The vast majority of video game movie adaptions are commercial and critical failures. But with big budgets, dedicated fans and real talent involved, what's going wrong?
Baywatch is returning to the big screen in 2017. What a time to be alive.
Cold Spring Pictures
From the Blade Runner reboot to Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot to a film about the reincarnated spirit of a dog ... here is our list of the movies to look forward to - or not.
We all need a little trip to La La Land.
Peter Cushing in Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope.
Despite the furore over the 'ghosting' of Peter Cushing in Rogue One, directors will continue to push for improved technology enabling digital replication of actors.
Woody Harrelson’s directorial debut, released this month, signals that we are in a new age of cinema.
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in La La Land.
Black Label Media
Musicals are back in vogue, with La La Land cleaning up at the Golden Globes. The film is, among other things, an homage to the classic musicals of old. So what are the must see movies of the genre?
Debbie Reynolds poses with her daughter Carrie Fisher backstage after accepting her Lifetime Achievement award at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
After the deaths of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher in the last days of 2016, the release of a new documentary about their lives, Bright Lights, feels serendipitous. Already shown to some film festivals…
Dev Patel as Saroo Brierley in Lion (2016).
Long Way Home Productions
Lion, which has screened to critical acclaim around the world, seems to think it's a political film. In reality it's an effective melodrama that uncritically embraces a colonial fantasy of white saviours.
The film is a powerful reworking of the novel by Japanese novelist Endō Shūsaku.
Monroe never performed in a formal theatre production, despite many key people in her life encouraging her to do so.
Marilyn Monroe was a magnetic film star, but she had the potential to be a truly great stage actress. Clues in her life point to a missed chance: to escape the pressure of Hollywood and blossom as a serious thespian.
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.
It’s all happening.
© 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd.
The latest Star Wars films stirs up topical themes of resistance, empowerment and activism in the face of large-scale injustices.
© 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd
Star Wars offshoot Rogue One was originally intended to be darker – but it looks like it might be rather vanilla.
As the film descends into intoxication, viewers are likely to be sobered by glimpses of a badly damaged America.
© 2016 Disney
From washing the dishes to saving tribes from oblivion: Disney's women have come a long way.
The oil rig explosion in Deepwater Horizon (2016), a film about the worst oil spill in US history.
The search for oil was once depicted in movies and books as a boys' own adventure. But as films such as Deepwater Horizon show, in an age of anxieties over fossil fuels, oil's story is now a darker one.
The power of storytelling research through film.