There was a real man behind the swashbuckling hero who was as deft at sparring with his pen and sword as Rostand’s hero.
Poitier dazzled Hollywood with on-screen grace and bankability. His dignified roles and respectable values forever changed the image of Blacks, then mostly portrayed as maids, buffoons or criminals.
They’re creepy, kooky and all together still a great film 30 years on.
Babylonians were quite formal in their written records, so working out how to be chatty in their long-dead language was an exciting challenge.
Clouds are central players in climate change, and ‘Path 99’ reveals them in a new light using data discarded by scientists.
Wong’s films explore the indelible passage of time as registered in the everyday lives of his unforgettable protagonists.
A wave of new horror films leant into Tony Blair’s Asbo policy demonising young working class men, portraying them as the monsters that society should be scared of.
The history of martial arts films is almost as long as the history of cinema. Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings excitingly pushes the genre forward.
In a time of increasingly complex geopolitical entanglements and moral failings, these films articulate a yearning for unsullied heroism, effective leadership and appropriate responses to crises.
Urban legends are shaped by the people who tell them and where they’re from. That’s why you’ll hear so many versions of the same story.
Guy is happy living his life unaware that he is just a character in a grand simulation. Could we all be doing same?
The latest Disney-Pixar film has been seen as containing queer themes, but what is the animation studio trying to achieve?
Governments could use dubbing to censor ideas they didn’t like or insert messages in line with their propaganda.
Cate Shortland is behind low-budget, art-house films, which focus on women’s coming of age stories. Now, she brings her signature cinematic style to the Marvel Universe.
From The Drover's Wife to a new Wes Anderson to the long-awaited Dune, it will be good to be back in cinemas again.
Local institutions and community bonds forged during the turmoil of the 1970s and 1980s helped a vulnerable neighborhood walloped by the pandemic endure.
Some critics are complaining that sex scenes have vanished from cinema. But they're still very much present – in all their awkward, perverse glory.
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.
The experience of going to the cinema is unique, wrote Woolf.
Depictions of Indian life in cinema and soap operas have found particular affinity with communities in Northern Ghana.