New Balance shoes are front and center in a scene from ‘Ted Lasso.’
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Global spending on product placements is expected to top $23 billion in 2021, about a 14% increase over the previous year.
Nigerian actors Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic and Chidi Mokeme attend attend a movie premiere in Canada.
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Nigerian filmmakers are looking at the past and remaking old Nollywood classics for a new generation.
A painting for the U.S. Army’s Stars and Stripes newspaper shows a downed pilot fending off sharks with a knife.
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As part of the nation’s massive wartime mobilization effort, millions of Americans, for the first time, traveled abroad – where many had their first encounters with the marine predators.
For decades, Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood has been home to a mosaic of ethnic groups.
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Local institutions and community bonds forged during the turmoil of the 1970s and 1980s helped a vulnerable neighborhood walloped by the pandemic endure.
In buying MGM, Amazon is clearly demonstrating its ambition to dethrone Netflix and the race for the top spot in the video-on-demand market has never been tighter.
In the war to secure exclusive content, the ability to invest in the acquisition or production of original content has become crucial ammunition.
The 2020 film is the latest of many movie takes on this Catholic miracle story.
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The latest movie to take on this classic story sentimentalizes history in the name of inspiring religious devotion.
Today’s sex scenes are, first and foremost, fun.
Some critics are complaining that sex scenes have vanished from cinema. But they’re still very much present – in all their awkward, perverse glory.
Soo Yong and William Boyd in a still from the film ‘The Secret of the Wastelands’ (1941).
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.
This year’s 93rd Academy Awards are celebrating Asian women from Chloé Zhao (Nomadland) to Christina Oh (Minari) and Yuh-jung Youn (Minari).
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.
Reveling in dislike can give us a modicum of control in a world that inundates us with content.
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Loudly proclaiming your dislikes isn’t snobbery. There can be a power and poetry to putrescence.
Drive-in screen seen at Windsor International Film Festival Under the Stars 2020.
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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.
TV and movies are one way we understand people and places we’ve never had direct contact with – and maybe never will.
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An Italian media scholar raised on American TV assesses Netflix’s ambitious strategy to create original productions in Italy, Japan, Brazil and beyond – and distribute them globally.
Hollywood movies have historically represented the tropics as lush green coasts but lurking underneath is disease and danger.
Hollywood movies have long leaned into colonial representations of the tropics: imagined as romantic palm-fringed coasts full of abundance, but also scary places full of pestilence and primitiveness.
Hollywood has picked a winner, but what does the science say?
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Hollywood loves a good monster battle, and where better to turn for inspiration than the animal kingdom? Traits from real animals can provide clues about the fighting prowess of Kong and Godzilla.
On December 8, 2020, Paris’s Olympia Theatre protested that cultural venues were seen as “not essential” by the government.
The French government, by prioritizing only “essential” sectors during the Covid-19 pandemic, is ignoring the importance of its culture and cultural assets.
Seventy-four percent of shows and films with an abortion plot line centered on an impregnated white character, including ‘Little Fires Everywhere.’
Hollywood continues to dramatically exaggerate the medical risks associated with abortion while downplaying barriers to access.
A still from the 1946 classic ‘It’s A Wonderful Life.’
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Holiday movies have been an essential part of the American winter celebrations. They offer a glimpse into how the world is could be, often in sharp contrast to reality.
Spend money on morale, and focus on story, by far the most important element to filmmaking. Canadian comedy icon Kevin McDonald stars in Michael Stasko’s ‘Boys vs. Girls.’
Renting locations, hotel rooms, offices and cast trailers can eat the lion’s share of a budget. We rented an off-season summer camp and won best feature film at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival 2020.
Some movie fans who await Christmas Day movie openings will be stuck in the middle of cinema closures due to COVID-19 and streaming restrictions. Here, a still from ‘Wonder Woman 1984.’
Canadians won’t be able to stream ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ when it launches Christmas Day. Surfing streaming menus and reviews for what to watch and where may become a new Christmas movie tradition.
Rachel McAdams and Will Ferrell in ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ will inspire viewers with more than keeping up fashionable appearances through December holidays in lockdown.
The movie is indeed a silly look at how sharing song and media in popular culture can affect how we relate as individuals and nations but it also carries deeper insights.