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Ben-Hur: why classical movies are no longer truly epic

Amanda Potter | 30 August 2016 | POPCORN |  
tags: epics, films, space fantasy

Independence Day: what alien invasions tell us about global politics

Gregory Frame | 29 June 2016 | POPCORN |  
tags: alien invasions, films, Independence Day, solidarity

The Zeitgeist of self-delusion

Michael Cook | 22 June 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, transgenderism
Meryl Streep's latest film is a parable of contemporary transgenderism

A fanfare of failures

Juliette Peers | 20 June 2016 | POPCORN |  
tags: failure, films, talent

Me Before You: life, disability and ‘inspiration porn’

Xavier Symons | 15 June 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: assisted suicide, Dignitas, disability, films
The British rom-com wraps a poison pill in sparkly cellophane.

Caught in the spotlight

Kevin Ryan | 21 October 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Boston Globe, Catholic Church, films, media, media frenzy, sexual abuse
A new film is raking up the coals of the Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandal.

Alone on the Red Planet

Laura Cotta Ramosino | 20 October 2015 | POPCORN |  
tags: film reviews, films, Mars, science, space travel

Jurassic World

Luisa Cotta Ramosino | 19 June 2015 | POPCORN |  
tags: films, science fiction

Jurassic art: how our vision of dinosaurs has evolved over time

Brian Choo | 18 June 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: arts, dinosaurs, films
The release of Jurassic World has re-ignited debate over the portrayal of dinosaurs.

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.

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