A tide of ‘the feels’ buoyed the underdog documentary to an Oscar win – but the local industry will need to focus on where international gains are most needed.
Second-generation storytellers are being candid about challenges and benefits of creative careers in the face of family hopes or fears, or societal resistance to hearing marginalized narratives.
After the embarrassment of #OscarsSoWhite in 2015, is this a new normal for Hollywood?
This year, with shrinking audiences and pandemic restrictions, there was a bitter irony in the fact women won more Oscars, across new and highly visible categories, than ever before.
Soo Yong’s career, particularly when contrasted with Anna May Wong’s, shows how Hollywood and Chinese popular culture aimed to depict Chinese women amid shifting Chinese-American relationships.
Relying on familiar stereotypes and images can make us miss this critical opportunity to reshape the ways in which Asian women are viewed as individuals and artists.
There are signs that home movie viewing could meet a resurgence of local movie-going that draws on entertainment conventions that preceded Hollywood’s rise.
From festivals to awards, generating buzz can increase the gross earnings of a film and even increase investment in a country’s film industry.
Two female filmmakers have been nominated for Best Director in the Oscars’ 93rd year. Both their films are about the dashing of dreams, with female protagonists and flashes of cinematic innovation.
From Bollywood to Hollywood, which actors are best the connected?
Despite the efforts to expand the Academy, women and people of colour are once again conspicuous by their absence this year.
In ‘Joker’ and ‘Marriage Story,’ sometimes the absence of sound can pack as much of a punch as dramatic music.
The range of movies in the visual effects category shows how advanced this science has become.
Algorithmic forces fuel cancel culture. Paradoxically, they’re also used to rehabilitate those who have been canceled.
In converging two timelines to retell Little Women, Greta Gerwig’s writing and direction create emotions in the audience that made her deserving of an Oscar nomination for direction
This overdue honour is a welcome sign of the growing power of Native Americans.
While other Latin American countries like Argentina and Brazil led the way on reforming legal protections for domestic workers, Mexico looked the other way.
Audio description began as an accessibility aid but has developed into an art form.
Virginia Woolf’s satire of readers who use easily accessible art to acquire class and culture might just reveal why certain films win awards like Oscars.
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.