What do we love about seeing children perform? And how do their performances shape our understanding of childhood?
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.
Hiding in plain sight, they’re subtle reminders that we’re being watched, tracked, studied.
When it comes to our ethical duties to animals, representation and respect should go hand in hoof.
The way streaming platforms operate is changing to tackle falling subscriptions due to the rising cost of living
In the latest ‘Thor’ movie, the character Jane Foster raises questions about the impact of cancer on ideas of worthiness, responsibility and power — and what it means to be a superhero.
Presley never wrote a memoir. Nor did he keep a diary. His music could have been a window into his inner life, but he didn’t even write his songs.
Blood Sisters is untypical of Nollywood’s normal fair in a number of ways. It chooses thrill over romance and challenges taboos.
Suddenly being awash in tears shows a strong empathy response – a key component of emotional intelligence.
The end is often envisioned the same way: abruptly, hopelessly and completely. How does this constrain the range of possible solutions?
Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the most critically acclaimed directors of the 21st century with films like There Will Be Blood, Phantom Thread, and the new Oscar nominated Licorice Pizza.
Stories build powerful emotional attachments. We root for heroes, boo their opponents and get anxious for the fictional problem to be solved. Facts have very little to do with it.
As ill health besets the Nigerian film and theatre legend, a tribute is in order. In his career he has always placed his country and industry first.
If Vallée’s films are so moving, it is because for him, cinema and television are an act of communication. He said he hoped his stories would “give back a little.”
The next time there’s a scene that makes light of gendered violence, pause and ask: what is really being shown here? Is this really all that funny or is it minimizing actual violence?
Gangs have changed in the decades since ‘West Side Story’ first came out – they are deadlier, and their demographics are different – as are the means law enforcement use to control them.
Epic poetry tends to be seen as highbrow, while action films are regarded as puerile and brutish. But the two share an affinity for dressing up brutal deaths with rhetorical flair.
Diana is no longer limited to photographs and interviews in her lifetime. She is experiencing a successful posthumous career without her consent.
We may not be attracted to movie violence as much as people think.