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.
Relying on familiar stereotypes and images can make us miss this critical opportunity to reshape the ways in which Asian women are viewed as individuals and artists.
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.
A scholar of the history of education and Catholic women’s religious teaching reflects on troubling silences in ‘The Two Popes.’
The range of movies in the visual effects category shows how advanced this science has become.
The first woman ever nominated for a Best Director Award - more than 40 years ago - Lina Wertmüller has just been honoured by the academy. She is known for her hilariously irreverent films.
With 15 nominations and three Oscars, Netflix is besting the big film industry players at their own party.
Many cinephiles were probably surprised at Green Book’s Best Picture win - but given the Academy’s track record, it shouldn’t be that much of a shock.
In 91 years, only five women have been nominated as best director and only one has won the award.
Virginia Woolf’s satire of readers who use easily accessible art to acquire class and culture might just reveal why certain films win awards like Oscars.
The stand-out film is a delirious parody of royalty with a stellar performance by Olivia Colman. BlacKkKlansman is another strong contender - but the critical darling Roma is over-rated.
From Dundee to Dublin, horror spectaculars are springing up like zombies from the dead.
While the 2018 Oscars ceremony showed its support for women against sexual harassment, women remain underrepresented in some of the awards catagories.
Throughout its history, the Academy Awards has picked some questionable winning films. But there are signs the Oscars are more often recognizing quality filmmaking.
Juxtaposed against this year’s other nominees, Call Me By Your Name reveals just how heavy-handed, self important and downright silly much popular cinema has become.
Desire haunts every sun-drenched frame of the Oscar-nominated film starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.
In the Oscar-winning film ‘Moonlight,’ as well as schools across the US, student misbehavior is being cast in a new light. How can school discipline address the root of the problem and save our kids?