The rise of the black romantic comedy in South Africa dovetailed perfectly with the advent of streaming services - creating a box office phenomenon.
It may be the greatest robbery you've never heard of. In 1990 thieves stole US$200 million worth of art from a Boston gallery. A new Netflix series seeks to find the culprits.
A historian reviews Pablo Agüere’s award-winning Netflix film Akelarre and explains why it is one of the best films around on the early modern witch-hunt.
This Netflix series imagines we all have a DNA-compatible soulmate waiting for us. But while there are companies in the real world matchmaking via DNA, love is more complex than that.
An Italian media scholar raised on American TV assesses Netflix's ambitious strategy to create original productions in Italy, Japan, Brazil and beyond – and distribute them globally.
Parents thrust into the role of math teacher can take simple steps to help their children understand math better and dread it less.
From festivals to awards, generating buzz can increase the gross earnings of a film and even increase investment in a country's film industry.
Pursuing local content requirements on streaming services is a high risk, low reward campaign. The reality is global streamers can’t save Australian television.
Can everyday women expect men to dramatically revise their sexist attitudes like the men surrounding the chess whiz in 'The Queen's Gambit'? The MeToo utopia answers: Why shouldn’t they?
TV programmes with certain themes can help boost our mood.
The excavation of the 7th century Saxon ship at Sutton Hoo was remarkable – but we can't ignore the harmful rhetoric about the 'Anglo-Saxon' race in a new Netflix film dramatising the find.
Writers did it themselves back in the 19th-century so modern period dramas should be cut some slack for trying to prioritise modern aesthetic tastes over historical accuracy.
A french classic has had a thoroughly modern update, meditating on themes of class, race and colonialism.
The Digs' archaeologists are closer to reality than the intrepid Indiana Jones, and that's refreshing.
Audiences have a growing appetite for slow weekly released TV.
The Regency period was full of gossip and scandal, something Bridgerton gets right. However, it leaves out the period's grim record on slavery.
Watching a foreign film or TV show doesn't automatically teach you the language – but there are ways to make it stick.
Romance fiction has long been overlooked for TV adaptations – the success of Bridgerton proves how short sighted that is.
While other superheroes draw on past trauma for strength, super-detective Jessica Jones wryly bares her wounds and questions the whole hero gig.
In children’s media, pain is depicted alarmingly frequently, usually unrealistically and often violently, but without empathy or help. These images of pain send all the wrong messages.