D.H. Lawrence’s book is a seething commentary on class, exposing his fears for Britain’s future. But the film is a romantic period drama.
A despotic chef reveals the theatre, terror and class divides of haute cuisine.
As the trend for “heroin chic” returns to runways, new Netflix film The Wonder takes aim at our fascination with disordered eating.
The film sees myths created by the Black diaspora come alive as Wakanda is presented as a Black utopia.
In fairy tales there are real mothers and stepmothers and the latter are always evil.
The son of the director has argued that Americans are still too squeamish about sex to fully appreciate the film. A porn scholar disagrees.
Music and film have gone hand in hand ever since the release of ‘The Jazz Singer’ nearly 100 years ago.
Starting in the late 1990s, South Korea’s promotion of its cultural exports abroad has made it a major power on the international stage.
She eventually decided to become a public school teacher so she could influence a new generation of Americans.
From her role as sleuth Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote to originating some of the most famous roles on the stage, Lansbury’s career was impressive and expansive.
Annie Ernaux is the first French woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her autofiction masterpiece, The Years, has been called a modern In Search of Lost Time.
What do we love about seeing children perform? And how do their performances shape our understanding of childhood?
Despite portraying sex workers as agents of social change, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ presents sex workers as worthy victims because they didn’t choose their disreputable fates.
Despite the fact that many of its elements were alien to American audiences, the film became a sensation.
Siang Lu’s debut novel suggests whitewashing Asians for the screen is profitable. ‘People pay to see foreignness repackaged as stereotypes – and thus rendered virtually invisible.’
Our expert shares the five films from the Melbourne International Film Festival that have stuck with him.
Inspired by real events, the films tackle issues of race, gender and class in ways that will resonate with many of today’s viewers.
Ken Cameron’s film of Helen Garner’s Monkey Grip is dark, yearning, weird – and incredibly sexy – writes Ronnie Scott.
When it comes to our ethical duties to animals, representation and respect should go hand in hoof.
In his 1972 novel The Stepford Wives, Ira Levin powerfully dramatised women’s suburban alienation and men’s resistance to feminist change. Michelle Arrow traces its enduring influence.