In a time of increasingly complex geopolitical entanglements and moral failings, these films articulate a yearning for unsullied heroism, effective leadership and appropriate responses to crises.
A moral panic fanned by the tabloid press led to crusaders seeking legislation to regulate the home video industry and a slew of low-budget horror films.
Vaping is changing how smoking is depicted on our television and cinema screens. Where once cigarettes were portrayed as glamorous, vaping is linked with stress and struggle.
Like Joker, this adaptation seeks to humanise a famous villain. But is this revisionism or a new story altogether?
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
What role does culture play when it comes to disasters?
The late Hollywood star celebrated being young, Black and gifted, both on screen and off.
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.
Sam Spade only appeared in one novel. But he left his mark, with the help of the Hollywood legend who portrayed him.
Despite recent social movements that have garnered greater inclusivity in the arts, disabled actors are still waiting for their moment in the spotlight.
Series including Ratched and American Horror Story are sustaining the careers of some of Hollywood’s most talented female stars.
What Hollywood studio bosses seem not to realise is that they’re trying to save US$1 billion but could lose ten times as much as a result.
The outrage over the teen film ‘Cuties’ diverts attention from the social structures that enforce conflicting expectations on young women.
Unlike the Hollywood hero he portrayed, Boseman created space for a kaleidoscope of Black masculinities and challenged the narrative that urban Black men are in need of saving.
For a film that was destined to do so much wrong, this does a surprising amount right. And in an era of relentlessly ‘clever’ films and knowing reboots, Face the Music has a refreshingly light touch.