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.
Black Panther: How global civil rights found a home in a superhero movie
A University of Melbourne expert finds the latest Marvel movie, Black Panther, nods to the Black Lives Matter movement with its own take on global Civil Rights.
Blade Runner 2049: Identity, humanity and discrimination
The Blade Runner films focus on the meaning of humanity; a University of Melbourne bioethicist finds they also foreshadow future ethical concerns over cloning.
The Aliens among us
Alien: Covenant is scary enough as a film. But University of Melbourne experts find examples of some terrifying Alien-esque animals living among us on Earth.
Alien life as we know it
Science is showing that the discovery of life on another planet - the premise of the movie Life - is becoming more likely. Our scientist / reviewer explains why