Local institutions and community bonds forged during the turmoil of the 1970s and 1980s helped a vulnerable neighborhood walloped by the pandemic endure.
The latest movie to take on this classic story sentimentalizes history in the name of inspiring religious devotion.
As the Nigerian film industry advances its methods, is it in danger of alienating its poorer audiences?
From Kinnnock to Corbyn, the documentaries haven't always been the most successful
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Some critics are complaining that sex scenes have vanished from cinema. But they're still very much present – in all their awkward, perverse glory.
The costumes in period dramas are opulent and highly memorable, shaping how we think of the royal family beyond the screen.
It's not the sole answer to fixing structural inequalities, but as a profession committed to addressing harassment and abuse on set, it's clearly needed
Released in 2001, it was the first film to really give Pixar a run for its money.
Hailed as an Australian hero, Rosemary Kariuki works to connect refugee and migrant women through their strengths and joys — rather than treating them like 'problems' to be fixed.
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.
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.
A neuroscientist and a clinician watched two new films about dementia. They recognised what they saw.
The experience of going to the cinema is unique, wrote Woolf.
A new film ignores some of the most striking details of the man who sold a fake Vermeer to the Nazis.
From festivals to awards, generating buzz can increase the gross earnings of a film and even increase investment in a country's film industry.
It's a malleable mythos that has been adapted by kings and queens as well as artists and filmmakers.
For decades, rape-revenge films focused on fathers avenging crimes against their daughters. But filmmakers are telling new stories.
Early into the pandemic there were cries and questions as to whether the cinema industry would survive. The answer, it seems, was here all along. A robust and diverse local industry.
If you still haven't seen this movie about a jazz pianist whose soul goes on a great adventure, it's about time you did.