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.
When Australia met Un-Australia – film in the 2000s
Australian cinema in the 2000s, including these rare films from the University of Melbourne, was concerned with immigration, "otherness" and national identity.
Sex in the 90s: feminism on film
Feminism on film underwent a makeover in the 1990s. How did cinema in this decade rework, reject, radicalise or reinforce portrayals of women on screen?
Film in 1970s Melbourne — the enduring human drama
Three never-before-seen films from the University of Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts offer insights into filmmaking, and Melbourne life, in the 1970s.
Cool All at Onceness: Australian film in the 1960s
Film and television alumnus Ian Baker's 1968 short film, shot while a student, reveals much about the state of the Australian film industry at the time.
Bollywood: Movies with rich rewards
Indian movies have much to offer the Western film fan willing to give the genre a go. We recommend five classic movies to get started with.