Everything, Everywhere, All at Once invokes Daoism, the Chinese school of thought that pursues balance and harmony.
Both Babylon and The Fabelman’s were nominated for Academy Awards for best score – and both take opposing but equally successful approaches evoking nostalgia.
Del Toro’s Pinocchio stands out because it couples existential issues with real-world historical catastrophes.
The Oscars 2023 was a less scandalous affair than last year, and was defined by huge wins by crowd-favourite films.
The synth and strings signature of Oliver Coates’ score are combined with the isolated vocals of David Bowie and Freddie Mercury to haunting effect.
Of the ten films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, six are really good.
Awards aren’t just about improving chances in the eyes of funders – the recognition of an award can mean the difference between stopping and continuing.
How tax breaks, financial investment and Pierce Brosnan contributed to Ireland’s domination of the 2023 Academy Award nominations.
‘Tár’ shines a spotlight on the challenges of working in the ultraconservative world of classical music, including complex social issues such as misogyny, racism and homophobia.
Until Black women can wear their hair how they want without risk of ridicule, reprimand or termination, a joke targeting Black hair is no laughing matter.
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.
It’s refreshing to see disabled actors in disabled roles, but can’t the academy acknowledge films that highlight disability without falling into stereotypical representations?
The Power of the Dog may have lead the pack when it came to nominations, but the big winner of the night was the understated CODA.
Critics who are irritated by a lack of an apparent villain in ‘Encanto’ need to take a closer look at the effects of colonial displacement.
There are not many strong contenders for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards. Our expert picks his winner and names a couple of blockbusters that didn’t make the grade.
Narrative gaps and atmospheric touches in Jane Campion’s masterful neo-western draw viewers in to piece together connections.
A tide of ‘the feels’ buoyed the underdog documentary to an Oscar win – but the local industry will need to focus on where international gains are most needed.
Second-generation storytellers are being candid about challenges and benefits of creative careers in the face of family hopes or fears, or societal resistance to hearing marginalized narratives.
After the embarrassment of #OscarsSoWhite in 2015, is this a new normal for Hollywood?
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.