Film and Television
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?
I’m an animal … get me out of here!
Australia needs national legislation to better protect the welfare of animals that work in film and television, says a University of Melbourne expert
The science behind life in space on ‘Away’
Artificial gravity and space disease feature on Netflix’s series ‘Away’ – a University of Melbourne experts looks at how much of the action is true to life.
When streaming gets crowded
Video-on-demand services have shaken up Australian viewing but University of Melbourne experts say distinct strategies are now emerging amid growing competition
Bringing ancient Rome to life
What film adaptions of Ancient Rome do historians like the most? We ask four University of Melbourne experts to give us their favourite screen visions of Rome.
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
Family movies, for the soul
The holidays are here, the family is around, so what feel-good movies to watch together and reconnect? Relax, here are ten from University of Melbourne experts
Nanette, self-deprecation and when not to use it
Hannah Gadsby's Nanette highlights why Australians' tendency to self-deprecate needs to be handled with caution, says a University of Melbourne psychologist.
Why the lost daughters of Picnic at Hanging Rock still haunt us
As the new adaption of Picnic at Hanging Rock debuts on TV, a University of Melbourne expert looks at the rise of feminism and female leads on our small screens
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.