5 must-see films at MIFF this weekend
A University of Melbourne film expert lists 5 films to catch this weekend at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.