These five films are a ‘must see’ at MIFF 2023
You don't need to be overwhelmed by the schedule at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) with these hot tips from a University of Melbourne expert.
Provocative women in cinema
This International Women's Day, a University of Melbourne expert says the cliché of the sensitive women filmmaker ignores confronting female-directed movies.
The Oscars shift from big screen to TV stream
A University of Melbourne expert says Apple TV+’s win for CODA crowned a night of Oscars firsts – but what does a streaming win mean for the future of cinema?
How to create Oscar-nominated visual effects
Special effects artist and University of Melbourne graduate Genevieve Camilleri describes how her work creates movie monsters and her Academy Award nomination
What disaster movies can teach us about coping with COVID-19
Cinema may have lessons to teach us about working together to collectively overcome shared threats like the COVID pandemic says a University of Melbourne expert
Has Hollywood run out of original ideas?
With a slew of movie remakes due out of Hollywood this year, a new book by a University of Melbourne expert answers the big question: what justifies a remake?
Sex and the remake
A new book by a University of Melbourne expert explores the fraught process of remaking a film or TV show, and why updating attitudes to sex may not always work
Ben Hur, done that ... time to hang up the sandals
Timur Bekmambetov’s $100-million Ben-Hur is a pointless attempt to revise a classic that should be left to the annals of cinematic history.
Five decades of films and the city that inspired them
Fifty unseen films have been released by the University of Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts. What do they tell us about the city that inspired them?
Film in the 2010s and beyond ... what's on next?
As virtual reality and multi-stranded games narratives grow in stature, filmmakers face new challenges and opportunities in creating engaging stories.