Some have any easier time than others connecting with fictional worlds and characters.
According to a new study, those who have a tendency to sabotage their relationships may find solace in the fictional worlds of TV and movies.
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Climate change is mentioned in British television about as often as zombies.
US actor Kevin Spacey is escorted into Nantucket District Court in January for arraignment on a sexual assault charge. His lawyers entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf.
If it is wrong to censure art or refuse to display it because of its content, how can it be right to shun it because of the behaviour of the artist?
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The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.
In pop culture such as series, music, magazines and comics, queer children often find ways out of a world that cannot contain them.
Miranda Tapsell in Top End Wedding, a new Australian film about identity and belonging, directed by Wayne Blair (The Sapphires).
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Romantic comedy meets road movie in Wayne Blair's much anticipated new film.
Eric Idle, from left, John Cleese, Michael Palin, and Sue Jones-Davies in Life of Brian (1979).
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As parody goes, this infamous Monty Python film is a pretty gentle, even, respectful sort. It is now more likely to be criticised for breaching the boundaries of 'political correctness'.
The Matrix was a box office hit, but it also explored some of western philosophy’s most interesting themes.
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Cult film The Matrix was released 20 years ago this month. From Plato to Baudrillard, the film explored philosophical dilemmas we are still wrestling with today.
Saoirse Ronan as Mary Stuart in Josie Rourke’s 2018 film Mary Queen of Scots.
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Was Mary Stuart a passionate and jealous failed queen, or a brave and complex woman? Opposing representations in a new film and play reflect modern anxieties about women's agency and leadership.
Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in Green Book, the film that surprised many by winning Best Picture.
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Many cinephiles were probably surprised at Green Book's Best Picture win - but given the Academy's track record, it shouldn't be that much of a shock.
One category will be notably missing from this year’s Academy Awards.
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Audio description began as an accessibility aid but has developed into an art form.
Look a little closer, and these Oscars aren’t all they appear to be…
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.
At some point, jazz went from the music of youthful rebellion to that of the cultured elite.
Jazz used to be experienced on a dance floor. But over time, it became something to dissect and analyze.
Felicity Jones (centre) as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in new biopic On The Basis of Sex.
Trailblazing US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is known to many as the 'Notorious RBG'. But the new film On the Basis of Sex is a muted portrayal of her.
Still from Rome, Open City (1945)
In this video, Bruce Isaacs looks at Rome, Open City. Made in 1945, it was Roberto Rossellini's neorealist response to the end of German occupation, and Italy’s history of Fascism under Benito Mussolini.
Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns.
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The famous British nanny is already a hit in China – an official release of the sequel would be perfect.
Unlike many of his predecessors, the US president is no vulture of culture.
Kelly Wiltshire and Ngarrindjeri elder Major Sumner examine middens damaged by off-road vehicle use.
The Coorong's Indigenous heritage is threatened by off-road vehicles and climate change.
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, director of the 1968 Cuban film Memories of Underwood.
60 years ago a revolution began within the revolution for Cuba's film industry.
Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, and Olivia Ancona in Suspiria (2018).
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Suspiria was one of the best; Black Panther a disappointment. Our critical pick of the films of 2018.
Still from Back to the Future, 1985.
Back to the Future is one of the most loved films from the 1980s, and galvanised audiences across every demographic. In this episode of Close-Up, Bruce Isaacs looks at the politics underpinning the film.