Dear White People…
The American film Dear White People has seen some controversy over its UK release. Here's why.
The Academy Award-winning penguins in Happy Feet sit in a long and distinguished history of Australian animation.
This year marks the centenary of Australian animation. Alongside some memorable international successes, animation has long been significant to the industry.
Rom-com with a twist?
The recently released Les Combattants is just the latest addition to a fast-expanding body of Hollywood-style rom-coms to come out of France.
A cross-country move – just when middle school is about to start – can be emotionally draining for most children.
In some ways, it's spot-on. In others, not so much.
You couldn’t just plop dinosaurs anywhere and expect them to survive.
A "Pleistocene Park" might be a more realistic scenario.
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.
Willem Dafoe brings a magnanimity to the role of the late poet Pier Paolo Pasolini.
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Rather than attempting to retell the life story of its subject, Pier Paolo Pasolini, this film simply presents a day in his life – his last day, leading up to his murder at Ostia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Burning to live.
Girlhood expresses the irrepressible potential within us all not to follow, not to echo, but to live a life defined by those moments in which we feel joy.
Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart star in Olivier Assayas' latest film, The Clouds at Sils Maria. © Carole Bethuel.
Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart star in French director Olivier Assayas' latest film, an elliptical address to the cruelties of the star system.
Discovering the other is in the Albert Hall?
Hitler died 70 years ago. Or did he?
A woman farmer?
New research suggests that female landowners were by no means as rare as was once thought by historians.
An interview sparked rumours that he may be about to endorse Ed Miliband.
This is a timely and vibrant film, funny at times – and not without a hint of editorial distance from director Winterbottom.
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.
Black Widow, in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, released this week.
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Avengers: Age of Ultron, released this week, is one of many superhero films destined for the multiplex in the coming months and years. What's behind this trend? And what kind of villain would be powerful enough to stop it in its tracks?