How did a musician whose songs were suffused with messages of anti-capitalism and anti-imperialism become so commercialized?
As the journalism industry continues to crater, wealthy plutocrats are consolidating their control over information systems.
‘Jaws,’ published in 1974, terrified the public of sharks, but it also brought shark research into the scientific mainstream.
This adaption of Alice Walker’s 1982 novel is an emotional yet joyful exploration of black womanhood in the early 20th century South.
A tension between cult, critical and popular appeal is part of Norman Jewison’s most prominent legacy.
‘Past Lives’ is a beautiful story of childhood crushes, and the sorrow and agony that ensues when one party sends another party away to move to another stage of his or her life.
Jewison had a trailblazing commitment to the development of film in Canada, seen both in his founding of the Canadian Film Centre and when he visited us at the Windsor International Film Festival.
Many Christmas-themed movies centre around single people searching for love. But many people are increasingly happy being single and in no rush to find a partner.
‘Somebody has to do something’: Top feature film and documentary picks from scholars examining climate change and cinema offer courage to hold contradictory truths and pursue climate solutions.
The film asks how individuals and communities can tackle disaster while embracing an ethos of mutual aid that sidesteps yearning for nationalist policies that lead to even more harm.
From Welcome to the Hyunam-Dong Bookshop, to The Door-to-Door Bookstore, a variety of new novels present bookselling as a source of solace, meaning and escape. What’s going on here?
The release of ‘American Fiction’ presents an opportunity to talk about race, power and white supremacy: What version of Blackness is acceptable or saleable within American culture?
In this episode, Vinita sits down with two experts to break down the many layers — and Black stereotypes — in the much anticipated new film, ‘American Fiction.’
While the film’s terrorists may have been fake, the message about the political climate of the time is real.
Leaving out the history of Napoléon’s brutal subjugation of Haiti is akin to making a movie about Hitler without mentioning the Holocaust.
In-flight entertainment has evolved significantly over the years, from a one-off experiment to the on-demand streaming services many of us are now used to.
The original storyline for Road Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” contained some stunning parallels to the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
A sad song coupled with a happy movie scene can become strangely memorable.
We’re all familiar with a green ‘G’ or a red ‘MA’ on a movie poster, but those ratings don’t have any basis in what we know about child development. They’d be much more useful for parents if they did.
The famous composer certainly didn’t have haunted houses in mind when he wrote the piece.