Awards aren’t just about improving chances in the eyes of funders – the recognition of an award can mean the difference between stopping and continuing.
Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the most critically acclaimed directors of the 21st century with films like There Will Be Blood, Phantom Thread, and the new Oscar nominated Licorice Pizza.
It’s not the sole answer to fixing structural inequalities, but as a profession committed to addressing harassment and abuse on set, it’s clearly needed
This year, with shrinking audiences and pandemic restrictions, there was a bitter irony in the fact women won more Oscars, across new and highly visible categories, than ever before.
Relying on familiar stereotypes and images can make us miss this critical opportunity to reshape the ways in which Asian women are viewed as individuals and artists.
In this 1970 Italian classic, director Bernardo Bertolucci uses the camera frame to throw the audience off-kilter again and again.
Two female filmmakers have been nominated for Best Director in the Oscars’ 93rd year. Both their films are about the dashing of dreams, with female protagonists and flashes of cinematic innovation.
In a pivotal scene from Brad Pitt zombie movie World War Z, we see the frame shift from the individual to the undead mass. In doing so, it taps into deep fears.
In a chapter of my latest book, I highlight some of Indonesia’s most innovative and culturally significant films and directors over the past 70 years.
Movie director Joel Schumacher’s body of work is profound, and his influence on contemporary Hollywood cinema indelible.
Sixty years after it premiered, Psycho remains Hitchcock’s most celebrated film. But it is really two films, glued together by the most iconic scene in cinema history.
The bait-and-switch approach on show in Oscar-winning film Parasite is characteristic of contemporary Korean cinema – and there is plenty more to explore.
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.
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
The famous director is receiving an honorary Oscar, and the timing couldn’t be more appropriate.
Are our interests shifting away from film and towards TV series? As media changes, is there even a difference between TV and film?
Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘final cut’ of Apocalypse Now hits Australian cinemas this week. He joins a long list of directors who endlessly tinker with their work. But does it add anything to the films?
Beloved film director Agnès Varda died at age 90, on March 29th. She was a pioneer of French New Wave cinema and admired for her ability to understand time and see beauty outside of mechanical norms.
The pair never worked together, but their controversial depiction of sex links them in the minds of movie historians.
Whoever replaces the directors resigning at AMP and the Commonwealth Bank will likely be drawn from a small pool of people.