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  1. 26 March 2018 - Humanities

    No laughing matter: The Death of Stalin and Putin’s anxieties

    The movie The Death of Stalin has been banned in Russia, revealing much about anxieties in the Kremlin, argues a University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 8 December 2017 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Why documentaries matter in an era of fake news

    In an age where the line between truth and fiction is increasingly blurry, the term 'documentary' needs more protection, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 5 September 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    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.

  4. 5 September 2016 - Under the Microscope

    All the stage is a world if you work in theatre

    Matthew Delbridge, Head of Theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts, talks motion-capture technology and the skills needed by Australia's emerging actors.

  5. 15 August 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Stories from the Indian Himalayas

    Researcher Jane Dyson spent years living and working in a remote, high-altitude village in the Indian Himalayas, and tells the story of its people through film.

  6. 5 August 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Suicide Squad is far from painless

    With Suicide Squad, DC had the chance to throw down the gauntlet to its superhero-film rivals Marvel. And the studio is moving in the right direction, kind of.

  7. 22 July 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Cris Jones on The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

    Director Cris Jones discusses his debut feature, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, this year's Melbourne International Film Festival opening film.

  8. 15 June 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    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.

  9. 24 May 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Animation in the 80s: the view from Melbourne

    Film animation was in its infancy in 1970s Australia but the 1980s offered glimpses of a sustainable home-grown industry for the artform.

  10. 7 May 2016 - Science Matters

    The proof behind The Man Who Knew Infinity

    A new film explores the relationship between Indian mathematics genius Srinivasa Ramanujan and the mentors that showed him the beauty of the mathematical proof