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  1. 10 September 2019 - Humanities

    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.

  2. 9 July 2019 - Humanities

    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

  3. 23 December 2018 - Humanities

    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

  4. 24 August 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  5. 10 May 2018 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Cannes vs Netflix: A screen battle of blockbuster proportions

    A University of Melbourne expert looks at the clash between the Cannes Film Festival and Netflix, after films without theatrical distribution were disallowed.

  6. 3 May 2018 - Humanities

    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

  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. 21 June 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    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?

  9. 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.

  10. 7 June 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    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.