Sam Spade only appeared in one novel. But he left his mark, with the help of the Hollywood legend who portrayed him.
Despite recent social movements that have garnered greater inclusivity in the arts, disabled actors are still waiting for their moment in the spotlight.
Series including Ratched and American Horror Story are sustaining the careers of some of Hollywood's most talented female stars.
What Hollywood studio bosses seem not to realise is that they're trying to save US$1 billion but could lose ten times as much as a result.
The outrage over the teen film 'Cuties' diverts attention from the social structures that enforce conflicting expectations on young women.
Unlike the Hollywood hero he portrayed, Boseman created space for a kaleidoscope of Black masculinities and challenged the narrative that urban Black men are in need of saving.
For a film that was destined to do so much wrong, this does a surprising amount right. And in an era of relentlessly 'clever' films and knowing reboots, Face the Music has a refreshingly light touch.
Some comic fans have found a bright spot in virtual conventions in an otherwise bleak pandemic year. The sense of community matters more than a simplistic analysis about metrics or interactivity.
In a pivotal scene from Brad Pitt zombie movie World War Z, we see the frame shift from the individual to the undead mass. In doing so, it taps into deep fears.
This Netflix TV series following an ensemble of young hopefuls in the 1950s is sophisticated, juicy and eye-opening entertainment.
Studios have endured pandemics and the threat of home viewing before. Will the current crisis lead to disaster or opportunity?
For starters, why not have Hollywood team up with teachers to make education more entertaining?
Clueless turns 25 this year. The film, a loose adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, is a cult classic that has spawned books, a TV series, a musical and countless fashion tributes.
The composer of over 500 film scores, Morricone was embraced by Hollywood — but he was always an Italian composer.
Movie director Joel Schumacher’s body of work is profound, and his influence on contemporary Hollywood cinema indelible.
Sixty years after it premiered, Psycho remains Hitchcock's most celebrated film. But it is really two films, glued together by the most iconic scene in cinema history.
COVID-19 has hit the film industry hard, but some enterprising film-makers are already plotting ways to cope with the 'new normal'.
From Greta Garbo to Gwyneth Paltrow, the screen cough is reliably fatal. But this film and television favourite walks a fine line between suspense and comedy.
Now that we know what essential work is, it seems the perfect time to reflect upon the not-so-essential work of celebrities.
Nothing passes the time like a singalong to some classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood.