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‘The Craft: Legacy,’ to be released this fall, is a remake of the 1996 teen witch film ‘The Craft’ and suggests the continued relevance of punk and goth influences for rebellious teens. Here, detail from the 2020 poster. (Sony Pictures/Blumhouse Productions)

Dressed to kill: 6 ways horror folklore is fashioned in the movies

Some horror films explore women’s struggles for empowerment, sexual freedom and self-fulfilment. Six movies show the ghost, bride, mother, vampiress, witch and monster as guises of vengeful women.
The grotesque excesses of stardom in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ showed a truth captured by cameos: celebrities are best in small doses. (Paramount Pictures)

A brief history of celebrity cameos, from ‘Sunset Boulevard’ to ‘Eurovision Song Contest’

Billy Wilder's 1950 classic noir , 'Sunset Boulevard,' blurred boundaries between reality and fiction through casting. Recognizing cameos makes viewers feel we're part of the film’s story.
Director Kunle Afolayan, actress/singer Genevieve Nnaji and moderator Wendy Mitchell discuss the international rise of Nollywood at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)

Why Nigerians living abroad love to watch Nollywood movies

Viewing Nigerian movies is seen as a trip down memory lane, a virtual journey back home and group therapy for Africans in the diaspora.
Back row (From L-R): Banky W, Ted Sarandos (Netflix Chief Content Officer), Kate Henshaw, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Felipe Tewes (Netflix Italian & African Originals Director), Omoni Oboli, Ben Amadasun (Netflix Africa Licensing Director) and Akin Omotoso Front Row (L-R) Mo Abudu, Adesua Etomi, Dorothy Ghettuba (Netflix African Originals lead) , Kunle Afolayan, Kemi Adetiba and Ramsey Noah.

Netflix Naija: creative freedom in Nigeria’s emerging digital space?

For Nollywood to fully compete at the global level, it should adopt a smart, proactive approach.
Elisabeth Moss stars in the latest adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel. Universal Pictures

A brief history of invisibility on screen

Invisibility has been used to indulge fantasies of good and evil, level social critiques or warn of the dangers of power in the wrong hands.
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.

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