Jackie Kennedy leaving the US Capitol after viewing John F. Kennedy lying in state.
The process of coming to terms with a loss is central to these films, which are aching and inventive renderings of complex feelings and moments.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire plays with cinematic conventions and anticipation of lesbian sex on film. Director Céline Sciamma offers a sophisticated take that is both explicit and elusive.
Emma up front and center in new adaptation of classic novel.
Through careful framing and dialogue, Autumn de Wilde's movie portrays Emma as the embodiment of perfection, rather than less-than-faultless heroine of Austen's book.
Back row (From L-R): Banky W, Ted Sarandos (Netflix Chief Content Officer), Kate Henshaw, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Felipe Tewes (Netflix Italian & African Originals Director), Omoni Oboli, Ben Amadasun (Netflix Africa Licensing Director) and Akin Omotoso
Front Row (L-R) Mo Abudu, Adesua Etomi, Dorothy Ghettuba (Netflix African Originals lead) , Kunle Afolayan, Kemi Adetiba and Ramsey Noah.
For Nollywood to fully compete at the global level, it should adopt a smart, proactive approach.
Ruth Stuart, the filmmaker of To Egypt and Back with Imperial Airways (1933)
There are many gems of female filmmaking in the archives that have been overlooked and should be made accessible to contemporary audiences
The 2014 Swedish comedy-drama has been remade for English audiences in 2020 as Downhill.
There are lots of movies labelled as "world cinema" that have been unfairly eclipsed by their inferior English remakes
In a strong field, there are a number of contenders for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards. Our expert picks his winner and names a couple of blockbusters that didn't make the grade.
Rogue coffee cups and changing hairstyles can distract film audiences. Whose job is it to maintain continuity? And does it matter in the big picture?
In Marco Bellocchio’s ‘The Traitor,’ there are echoes of American Mafia dramas.
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Italian filmmakers are starting to take a page from their American counterparts.
Bong Joon-ho’s film Parasite is only the 12th ‘foreign’ language film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
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In his Golden Globes acceptance speech, Parasite director Bong Joon-ho teased audiences about their unwillingness to watch subtitled films, highlighting the anglo-centric culture of film
Parasite’s director Bong Joon-ho with the Palme d'Or award at Canne, 2019.
The first Korean film to secure a best picture Oscar nomination is a testament to the international appeal of K-cinema.
Scene from Ladj Ly’s
Ladj Ly's critically acclaimed new film looks at the misery that binds together its protagonists, and also examines France's failure to fulfil its obligations toward its most vulnerable citizens.
Little Women, the touching story of the four March sisters, received six Oscar nominations.
In converging two timelines to retell Little Women, Greta Gerwig's writing and direction create emotions in the audience that made her deserving of an Oscar nomination for direction
When a filmmaker as big as Scorsese needs Netflix for funding, what does it mean for the little guys?
With big theatre chains refusing to show Martin Scorsese's new big budget mob movie, the future of cinema is looking a little dimmer.
Lina Wertmüller (right) on the set of Seven Beauties, which she wrote and directed.
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.
Ne Zha is a rebellious boy with supernatural powers who wreaks havoc – and he is a box-office phenomenon.
Chengdu Coco Cartoon
Chinese animated film Ne Zha is a box office phenomenon, but it also has a surprising story to tell about raising the ideal 'guai' child – for the family, and for the state.
Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (2019): the Joker’s humour-filled rebellion has typically contrasted with Batman’s dour moral self-righteousness.
Culturally, the joker turns socially significant places into spaces of carnival, revealing cracks within the social order. He is an enduring character – and a common figure in 2019.
Are our interests shifting away from film and towards TV series? As media changes, is there even a difference between TV and film?
Phoenix Raei plays an Iranian refugee forced to join a fight club in a detention centre in the film Below.
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In the film Below, a fight club is set up in a fictional, remote immigration detention centre. However the film’s shock tactics often feel manufactured, and risk exploiting the refugee crisis as mere backdrop.
Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger star in Tell it to the Bees.
There was an outcry in the LGBT community when the ending of Fiona Shaw's bestselling novel was changed for the film.