As part of the nation’s massive wartime mobilization effort, millions of Americans, for the first time, traveled abroad – where many had their first encounters with the marine predators.
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.
The classic cop show is now a problematic genre, but if it can change, then perhaps real world policing can too.
Director Barry Jenkins’ delicate dance with beauty and suffering seeks to create a fuller picture of the world Black Americans – then and now – inhabit.
Fictional screen robots have long represented our fear of technology. A new animated family film combines this trepidation with many parents’ fear of losing offline connection with their kids.
It may be the greatest robbery you’ve never heard of. In 1990 thieves stole US$200 million worth of art from a Boston gallery. A new Netflix series seeks to find the culprits.
There are signs that home movie viewing could meet a resurgence of local movie-going that draws on entertainment conventions that preceded Hollywood’s rise.
Set in a mental health facility, Wakefield shows the advantages of television over feature film, giving scope to explore mental health stories without resorting to caricatures.
We know we should exercise more and sit on the couch less … but what if television was actually healthy for you?
Pay TV appears to have found a way around the rules meant to ensure sport stays on free-to-air TV.
Instead of feeling ashamed about our guilty pleasures, it is time to understand how they really work
Hollywood continues to dramatically exaggerate the medical risks associated with abortion while downplaying barriers to access.
Ever since players tweaked the game to reflect the medieval social order, poets and writers have used chess as an allegory for love, duty, conflict and accomplishment.
The Inspector Morse prequel series reveals a less certain younger detective, finding his feet but not yet set in his ways.
Kevin Brophy’s favourite detective — Kurt Wallander — has aged just ahead of him, made mistakes and lived vividly.
Lockdown increased the appetite for on-demand viewing.
Now streaming on Netflix, Dawson’s Creek brings a carnival of lost 90s moments: the job at the local video store; the grunge-lite clothing. It’s welcome relief in a time of Covid.
For centuries, people largely read politicians’ words. But with the advent of radio, the ability of politicians to engage and entertain became crucial components of their candidacies.
The return of actors like Karate Kid Ralph Macchio and Bill & Ted’s Alex Winter sees them older and wiser. Fewer role revivals remind us of character growth related to womanhood.
Directors and audiences are becoming more comfortable with male frontal nudity. But what message does it send when almost all of the penises shown aren’t real?