What do we love about seeing children perform? And how do their performances shape our understanding of childhood?
From Lovecraft Country to Black Panther to a statue in Benin, the “amazons” of Dahomey continue to trend in global popular culture.
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.’
Movies carrying the NC-17 rating have traditionally been difficult to screen and promote, as they were locked out of some movie theater chains and traditional advertising.
Inspired by real events, the films tackle issues of race, gender and class in ways that will resonate with many of today’s viewers.
We are repeatedly told superior technology is one thing, but it’s not the plane that’s important in this film. It’s the (American) pilot and their instincts.
The lifestyle of real fighter pilots might surprise you.
By slapping Chris Rock during an internationally televised awards ceremony, Will Smith demonstrated that chivalry is not dead. But was that the protection Jada Pinckett Smith wanted or needed?
Nicolas Cage has been in over 100 productions. In his most recent films, he is showing some of the finest acting of his career.
Stepping back from acting after a diagnosis of aphasia, Bruce Willis will perhaps be best remembered from Die Hard. Here are some other films where he shone.
In this special edition of ‘Don’t Call Me Resilient,’ we chat about how “the slap heard around the world” is part of a layered story of racism, sexism, power and performance.
The Asian American actress rose to fame in an era when white actors in yellowface were more likely to play Asian characters than Asian ones.
Between the first and second world wars, Australia’s high-end architecture was strongly influenced by exotic scenery from Hollywood’s rapidly accelerating movie industry.
Poitier dazzled Hollywood with on-screen grace and bankability. His dignified roles and respectable values forever changed the image of Blacks, then mostly portrayed as maids, buffoons or criminals.
While many actors may aim to fully “become” their character with the use of “method acting” it seems there is a serious misunderstanding of the term and what its founder actually had in mind.
A tragic accident resulted in the shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of actor Alec Baldwin’s latest movie. The dangers of more guns on set extend to society, two scholars argue.
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?