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A scene from the 2017 film Geostorm: many societies have historically attempted to deal with collective trauma by replaying and restaging it in art. Warner Bros., Electric Entertainment, Rat Pac-Dune Entertainment

Friday essay: eco-disaster films in the 21st century - helpful or harmful?

Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and Hollywood cinema has kept pace. In a time of global warming, these 'eco-disaster' films are fraught with meaning.
Marianne Ihlen: she remains stuck in the role of the beautiful ingénue, the part-time lover, in Nick Broomfield’s documentary. Copyright Nick Broomfield

Marianne & Leonard: a new film tells us little about the woman fixed in the role of musician’s muse

Nick Broomfield's latest documentary explores the romance between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen. But the film fails to confront the harder truths of the license taken by, and conceded to, creative men.
Travis Fimmel and Jay Kiriona in Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (2019). Jasin Boland - © Danger Close Production

Danger close? The battle over the meaning of Long Tan

A new Australian film tells the story of one of the most iconic battles of the Vietnam war - but the film repeats disputed facts and interpretations.

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