Périot neither condemns nor romanticises extreme ‘resistance’ and ‘revolutionary’ actions, nor the state’s response.
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Germany's Red Army Faction evolved from student protest to bombings, kidnappings and shootouts with police. The group transformed dissent into spectacular media event. This documentary picks up the story.
The classic lecture theatre hasn’t changed much over the centuries.
Lectures are being abandoned in favour of "flipped" classes, with lots of short videos and quizzes. But the lecture format has merits that shouldn't be overlooked.
Former detention centre detainee, Shafiq Monis, and his daughter Mahidya.
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Over 13 years and three films, director Steve Thomas has been following the stories of people who have arrived in Australia as asylum seekers. What has he learned? Read on ...
Brian Wilson’s music – the subject of Love & Mercy – is like a lesson we relearn each time we listen.
Much like the music of the man it's based on, Love & Mercy is beautiful, complex, somewhat melancholy, and thought-provoking. It also teaches us some things about creative genius, innovation, and art.
3D films had a strange effect on Jason.
New research suggests if 3D films make you dizzy it's probably all in your mind.
Where does ‘I’m old, not obsolete’ fit into the Arnold Schwarzenegger pantheon of well-delivered cheese?
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While his bodybuilder's physique was important for embodying larger than life, "All-American" action heroes, what makes Schwarzenegger distinctive is his peculiar vocal performances in these roles.
Spoiler: big fish eats a few people then gets killed.
40 years ago, Steven Spielberg's shark attack classic wowed cinemagoers and ushered in the modern blockbuster. It also helped create a climate from which horror has yet to recover.
Lunchtime at the super-croc enclosure.
Palaeontologists have been lining up to complain about the inaccuracies in the new blockbuster. They need to focus on the positives.
Lee was one of the greatest character actors to have ever appeared on screen.
Christopher Lee, who died on June 7, was one of the greatest character actors to have ever appeared on screen, even after fleeing Castle Dracula for the hills of Hollywood.
Love at first bite.
He was the best of the Draculas, an Anglo-European vampire who could be tragic and sensuous at the same time.
The Lemmings cast. Left to right: Garry Goodrow, Peter Elbling, Chevy Chase, Chris Guest, John Belushi, Mary-Jennifer Mitchell, Alice Peyton.
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Most of us are familiar with the National Lampoon films of the 70s and 80s. But this documentary offers insight into the magazine of the same name and the questionable dynamics of modern satire.
Peter Greenaway brings Eisenstein to ferocious life in Mexico.
Peter Greenaway's new biopic of the famed Soviet director depicts a period spent in Mexico and an affair that – in Greenaway's telling – had a transformative effect on Eisenstein's output.
Critics have been preoccupied with the gender politics of Fury Road. Enter the Doof Warrior …
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The Doof Warrior in Mad Max: Fury Road is a red-jumpsuited, masked guitarist, bungee-strapped to the front of the Doof Wagon, a massive, mobile speaker stack, replete with on-board drummers. What's not to love?
Should the offset for screen producers apply to all films made in Australia? Yes, even the ones that ruffle a few feathers.
The producers of a creationist doc took advantage of Screen Australia's tax offsets. Were they exploiting a loophole? Hardly – and there's good reason why producers of all films should enjoy such benefits.
Films such as Avatar idealise indigenous people as Noble Savages, enjoying simple and uncorrupted lifestyles until contact with colonisers.
In a recent study, of the 53 films watched that had at least one anthropologist as a character, just under half belonged to the horror genre. Why should that be the case? And how were indigenous peoples in those films portrayed?
How does Fury Road fit into the continuum of George Miller’s earlier films?
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There are metal spikes, sadistic implements of torture galore, massive machine guns mounted on the top of buggies, jeeps, motorcycles, and more leather than a Judas Priest concert. But does it work?
The Mad Max trilogy has had a tremendous influence on action cinema – and next week, the series resumes.
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George Miller's Mad Max films have aged remarkably well – perhaps because they have had such a profound influence on the films that followed them.
A still from the film Los Hongos, by Oscar Ruiz Navia, 2014.
Images courtesy of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.
Showing the "impact" of arts and cultural events is ever more important. But defining and measuring that impact requires long-term tracking and customised tools.
The flames are hotter and the snow is colder in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Once upon a time heroes were solitary creatures but in Age of Ultron the Avengers jostle for space on the screen. Equipped with all manner of weapons and special powers, they are odd advocates for tranquility.
A second teaser for The Force Awakens has been released – a gift for the truly devoted.
Star Wars is not a complete picture of human life, but is a way of pointing us to contemplate and live life more authentically.