Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon.
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Here are the truths behind some of the major scenes from Ridley Scott’s new Napoleon biopic.
Director Wes Anderson notes that the concept for the film ‘Asteroid City’ was how we contend with things outside of our own control.
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Wes Anderson’s film ‘Asteroid City’ encompasses an environmental grief that manifests as failure to accept an uncontrollable reality.
The Barbie movie has a lot of folks upset about the patriarchy. Here Barbie (Margot Robbie) referees a standoff between two Kens (Simu Liu and Ryan Gosling). Ken’s friend, Allan (not shown) is depicted in the film as a more suitable ally.
The Barbie movie has caused a media storm, even before the photo of the pink-clad Canadian PM and his son circulated on social media. Much of the conversation has zoned in on men and masculinity.
A crowd outside a cinema in Mumbai. A recent low-budget film about a discredited anti-Muslim conspiracy has sparked national debates and unrest.
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A controversial low-budget Indian feature film about a discredited anti-Muslim conspiracy theory has been causing a political storm, going all the way to India’s Supreme Court.
Visitors at the Trinity Site National Monument in Socorro, N.M.
The Christopher Nolan film ‘Oppenheimer’ is set to become a summer blockbuster. But one of the featured sites in the movie is a sobering reminder of the horror of nuclear war.
The poster for The Flash (2023).
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It’s Keaton’s razor-edged, comedic darkness that allows the film to gather emotional depth.
Nicolas Cage as Dracula in Renfield (2023).
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Renfield attempts to remodel the vampire movie to 21st century specifications.
Over the course of ‘The Whale,’ Charlie’s body gradually breaks down.
In a thin-obsessed culture, fatness has become its own kind of monster.
In ‘Don’t Look Up,’ scientists played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence watch with horror as people willfully ignore warnings of an impending disaster.
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Just because something isn’t 100% certain doesn’t mean you ignore it, and other lessons from two researchers who study the problem of science denial.
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It’s the story of a man who just wants to get home for Christmas.
The Clapham Picturehouse in London which remains closed as the UK continues in lockdown.
There’s something special about “going to the cinema” and the collective experience of watching a film.
Optimism is an essential part of our climate solution.
A new movie highlights the importance of radical hope and courageous action in responding to the climate crisis
High school honour roll student Trey Arnold Rorick acts in the ‘Edge of the Knife.’ Rorick also works as a Cultural Interpreter at the K_ay Ilnagaay Haida Heritage Center.
Sgaawaay K'uuna (Edge of the Knife) is a feature film project that works to entertain audiences and revitalize language.
Bernard Herrmann’s music for the final scene in Psycho fragments and breaks down, echoing the psychotic episode experienced by the character Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins).
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In this episode of Close-up, Bruce Isaacs contrasts the unsettling musical score from Hitchcock’s Psycho with Howard Shore’s score for Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring.
Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem in mother!
The obstreperous exclamation mark that holds a bullhorn to the title of Darren Aronofsky’s latest film befits both the mounting clamour of the work itself, and a director who, in 48 years, has yet to discover…
The mechanical shark used in the 1975 film Jaws.
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The 1975 film Jaws launched the career of a young Steven Spielberg. In this scene, the town’s police chief Martin Brody witnesses the shark’s brutal attack for the first time - taking the viewer along for the ride.
Wonder Woman embodies the male fantasy of warrior women.
Pop culture has always found something sexy about female fighters, who feature in everything from Sumerian hymns and Greek mythology to the new Wonder Woman film.
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Guy Ritchie’s blokey remake of the Arthur legend fails to establish any kind of coherent narrative.
They’re back: Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista) and Rocket voice by Bradley Cooper).
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The Guardians of the Galaxy team are rocking the universe again in the latest volume of the science fiction blockbuster. But how does the science stand up to some number crunching?
(Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind) says to me…true love is still possible and you can put your faith in it.
Bruce Isaacs analyses the deceptively complex closing scene of Charlie Kaufman’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), starring Jim Carey and Kate Winslet.