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Milgram was wrong: we don’t blindly obey authority

Kathryn Millard | 11 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, obedience, psychology
Two new films revisit landmark psychology experiments of the post-WWII era.

Our pick of the films of 2014

Michael Cook | 15 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2014, best of, films, lists
Here are our nominations for the best entertainment of the past year, plus a look at the year's worst.

New biopic debunks myth of Hawking as disembodied mind

Declan Fahy | 04 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, science, Stephen Hawking
Even geniuses cannot work alone.

Powerful Polish film about faith, the Holocaust and Communism

Jeremy Hicks | 01 October 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: Catholic Church, Communism, films, Holocaust, Poland

Cinema classics: Five million years to Earth (1967)

Ronan Wright | 12 September 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: films, science fiction

Driving to Nebraska: Cinema, human dignity, and the elderly

Daniel Ross Goodman | 28 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: ageing, films, human dignity
At times, cinema succeeds where philosophy fails.

Vale, Robin Williams, Hollywood’s melancholy funnyman

Zac Alstin | 14 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, Hollywood, melancholy, suicide
Why do we feel so moved by the death of a man we've never met?

Dark secrets of a world of perfection

Kevin Ryan | 13 August 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: disability, dystopia, euthanasia, films

Philip Seymour Hoffman: a rare breed of actor

Brendan Malone | 04 February 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: films, obituaries

Living in the past

Harley J. Sims | 17 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, literature, Middle Ages
What’s behind our love affair with the Middle Ages?

Slicing through yakuza and ninjas

Laura Cotta Ramosino | 09 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: boxoffice, films, Japan, The Wolverine
In his sixth appearance as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is still morose, moody and charismatic.

No country for old homophobes

Zac Alstin | 15 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, homophobia, same-sex marriage, tolerance
Ender’s Game has nothing to do with same-sex marriage. But the film’s author-producer is still being lynched for his views.

The joys of Weltschmerz

Michael Cook | 19 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, melancholy, Weltschmerz
Feeling too happy? Need something to remind you that life is a serious business? Here are our suggestions.

A smile on the dial: films

Michael Cook | 14 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: cheerfulness, films
Want a film to put a spring in your step? Here are our nominations for films of good cheer. Send us yours.

A second look at Chariots of Fire

Susan Hanssen | 31 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, Olympics, religious freedom, secularism
The film's Olympic heroes face a common enemy: the bland pseudo-tolerance of secular humanism.

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