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Ripley beat the patriarchy and a rampaging xenomorph - but Daniels isn't even given the chance.
Daniel Day-Lewis won the 2012 Academy Award for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln. Is Spielberg’s historical drama a good way to learn about the 16th U.S. president?
History movies may have Oscar potential, but their educational potential is more complicated. Should teachers use Hollywood to teach?
Get immersed enough in a good show, and you’ll enter a ‘flow state.’
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Don't listen to the headlines linking binge watching to depression and loneliness. It can be a positive experience – but only if we think of it as a good thing.
Robotics as entertainment can help people engage with the real science.
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If you make science entertaining then people are prepared to pay attention.
Moonlight director Barry Jenkins.
Expectations were high for a politically-charged awards ceremony. But Oscars 2017 was tame compared to the past.
If the bookies are right - and they usually are - La La Land and Emma Stone will be dancing home from the Oscars.
If you want to know who's going to win the Oscars, your best bet is the bookmakers.
The Twilight star used a pioneering technique for turning videos into animations which resemble stylised paintings.
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.
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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.
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When human contact is cut off, the brain begins to act in strange ways to preserve its sanity.
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The Oujia board's origins were anything but evil. It emerged, in part, out of a longing to communicate with loved ones who had died during the Civil War.
U.S. Coast Guard vessels battle the fire on the Deepwater Horizon while searching for survivors from the rig’s 126-person crew.
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The new movie 'Deepwater Horizon' depicts the blowout that triggered the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A professor of petroleum engineering assesses what the film gets right and wrong.
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IBM's Watson watched hundreds of horror movie trailers and then created its own for the new film Morgan.
Disaster movies can raise environmental concerns but also seed misinformation.
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Climate disaster films are an emerging genre that reflect people's desire to cope with a changing planet through art. How will they affect public attitudes on climate change?
Günes Sensoy and Ilayda Akdogan in Mustang (2015).
Female sexuality is a powerful, enchanting force in narratives ranging from fairytales to a modern Turkish film. Mustang reminds us that sometimes education can be an alternative to death or marriage.
Is it really worth all the effort to avoid spoilers?
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Contrary to popular belief, several recent studies suggest that plot spoilers don't always make us like a film or books less – and may even make us like it more.
For art to imitate life is understandable, but politics inspired by films can be a recipe for disaster.
Who you gonna call?
The idea of phantoms being comical is as old as ghouls.
Suntan, starring Makis Papadimitriou, is one of the better films in this year’s Sydney Film Festival.
This year's Sydney Film Festival presented a panoply of films. Highlights included a sinister documentary about competitive tickling, the tale of a woman who befriends a wolf and an indie comedy featuring Viggo Mortensen as a leftie dad.
Writer Thomas Wolfe is played by Jude Law in ‘Genius.’
The president of the Thomas Wolfe Society explains why Law had his work cut out for him when he agreed to portray a man who was "a hydroelectric plant of emotion."