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Quick on the uptake: Corona is one of a number of new films reacting to the pandemic. Grandmuse Pictures

How the movie industry is fighting lockdown

COVID-19 has hit the film industry hard, but some enterprising film-makers are already plotting ways to cope with the 'new normal'.
Saoirse Ronan, from left, Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig are seen in the audience at the Oscars on Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Oscar snub of ‘Little Women’ shows the limits of Hollywood feminism

Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women gives us perhaps the most explicitly feminist take to date on the classic novel, highlighting the value of women’s joy and labour.
Michelle Williams arrives at the world premiere of ‘All the Money in the World.’ Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Exploring the data on Hollywood’s gender pay gap

A new analysis of over 400 actors shows that gender discrimination plays a major role in Hollywood salaries.
Robert Redford played the golden Gatsby in 1974. IMDB

Guide to the classics: The Great Gatsby

Status anxiety and conspicuous consumption generate a dazzling, often surreal poetry in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. But Gatsby’s rise and fall exposes deep fissures underlying the American Dream.

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