A linguist explores the origin of the word ‘father’ – and why derivatives are common in languages across the globe.
A tragic accident resulted in the shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of actor Alec Baldwin’s latest movie. The dangers of more guns on set extend to society, two scholars argue.
The motion picture industry has endured a pandemic before. But the coronavirus may completely upend the old way of doing business.
Billy Wilder’s 1950 classic noir , ‘Sunset Boulevard,’ blurred boundaries between reality and fiction through casting. Recognizing cameos makes viewers feel we’re part of the film’s story.
Movie director Joel Schumacher’s body of work is profound, and his influence on contemporary Hollywood cinema indelible.
Nothing passes the time like a singalong to some classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
The film misses an opportunity to highlight the broader problems of inequality and discrimination in the media.
Despite the efforts to expand the Academy, women and people of colour are once again conspicuous by their absence this year.
There are many reasons the movie version of Cats has flopped, not least the unfortunate way in which various characters have been assigned racial characteristics.
Two new films feature the bravery and tenacity of government employees who risk everything to expose official wrongdoing.
As Marvel’s 22nd blockbuster looks set to become the most successful film of all time, is Hollywood running out of original ideas?
Fifty years after the original film, three generations of Shaft are loose on the streets of New York.
Peele’s films reflect the way many African-American directors have used the horror genre to reflect the black experience.
Winner of the 2019 Oscar for best picture, Green Book highlights the history of racism in America and has lessons for today.
The 1939 classic has influenced more films than any other film before or since.
The pair never worked together, but their controversial depiction of sex links them in the minds of movie historians.
McQueen’s choice of genre raised eyebrows in the movie establishment, but similar ideas run through all his films.
Everyone has a favourite novel that hasn’t made it to the screen. Here’s why.
Monster movies are currently rampaging across the globe. Their popularity shows us how Hollywood’s place in world cinema is changing.
Swedish researcher Andreas Johansson interviewed 30 members of a Japanese Yakuza clan in 2015.