Saoirse Ronan, from left, Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig are seen in the audience at the Oscars on Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
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Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women gives us perhaps the most explicitly feminist take to date on the classic novel, highlighting the value of women’s joy and labour.
Rogue coffee cups and changing hairstyles can distract film audiences. Whose job is it to maintain continuity? And does it matter in the big picture?
Michelle Williams arrives at the world premiere of ‘All the Money in the World.’
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A new analysis of over 400 actors shows that gender discrimination plays a major role in Hollywood salaries.
When a filmmaker as big as Scorsese needs Netflix for funding, what does it mean for the little guys?
With big theatre chains refusing to show Martin Scorsese's new big budget mob movie, the future of cinema is looking a little dimmer.
Watch and learn. Is Hustlers just another Hollywood stripshow?
As strippers take another turn around the pole in Hustlers, a look at Hollywood history shows we like to watch.
Jeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr in Avengers: Endgame.
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Martin Scorsese believes superhero movies are 'not cinema'. What do the experts think?
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We don't want to have to think about our role in creating the individuals who commit violence. Amazingly, Joker asks us to.
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Detailed analysis of 1,300 movies finds that women actors earn an average of US$1.1m or 25% less than their male colleagues.
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If sci-fi films mirror the world's contemporary dystopian anxieties, then over the years Star Wars has gone from nuclear war to environmental collapse.
Robert Redford played the golden Gatsby in 1974.
Status anxiety and conspicuous consumption generate a dazzling, often surreal poetry in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. But Gatsby’s rise and fall exposes deep fissures underlying the American Dream.
Jeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr. as Hawkeye and Iron Man
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As Marvel's 22nd blockbuster looks set to become the most successful film of all time, is Hollywood running out of original ideas?
China is projected to surpass the U.S. in box office receipts in 2020.
Studios are starting to realize that diverse casts and diverse stories have a massive earning potential.
Wes Studi at the Rome Film Festival, October 2017.
This overdue honour is a welcome sign of the growing power of Native Americans.
World premiere of Godzilla: King of the Monsters at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, on May 18 2019.
Godzilla might be radioactive and toxic but he's also a 'green' monster. As the latest 'King of the Monsters' film rampages across our screens, it's time to investigate his ecological credentials.
Two icons of the postwar sexual revolution have recently died. Left, Doris Day in 1955 London and right, Peggy Lipton in a promo photo from The Mod Squad, which first aired in 1968.
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Doris Day and Peggy Lipton, two very different icons of the postwar sexual revolution have recently died. What are their lasting legacies of white femininity?
A still from Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ.
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When it was released 15 years ago, Mel Gibson's 'Passion of the Christ,' was a box-office success. The theme of Jesus has been a successful one that many filmmakers around the globe have cashed in on.
In 91 years, only five women have been nominated as best director and only one has won the award.
Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ has been nominated for best adapted screenplay at the 91st Academy Awards.
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Numbers alone don't relay the importance of people seeing their own experiences and lives mirrored in popular culture.
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There has been a stream of bad publicity in the lead-up to the film industry's night of nights.
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Olivia Colman has a funny story to tell on Wikipedia about the age displayed in her biography in the online encyclopedia. The opportunity for a Wikipedia fact-checking.