Natalie Portman wore a Dior cape to the Oscars with the names of eight female directors embroidered down it, in a show of solidarity as no women were nominated in the Best Director category at the Academy Awards once again. Only five women have ever received nominations in the category, with Kathryn Bigelow the only female director ever to take home an Oscar for The Hurt Locker in 2010.
Natalie Portman focused attention on this year’s BAFTAs where once again there are no women shortlisted for directing
A recent study has found that, even in a year deemed 'female heavy', women are still only playing 30% of given speaking roles. And that does not mean integral, central characters who dominate talk time, that includes any line spoken in all of the top 100 US films. Women's voices are still stuck in the silent movie era - the majority are on mute.
If creating the script for a film that has been discussed at the highest levels of the Pentagon, the CIA, the White House is a stressful enterprise, it is one writer Mark Boal carries with surprisingly light hands. Is he being disingenuous? You decide.
You remake Girl With The Dragon Tattoo because millions of people can't be arsed to read subtitles. You do a hundred versions of Macbeth because the writing is so complex and universal that each one can yield myriad subtext or reflections on our own modern-day existence. Point Break is Point Break. There's nothing to interpret.
There is a profound and shameful disconnection between me - as a civilian in whose name the wars of the past decade have been fought - and the costs and consequences of U.S.-led military dominance. Where is our regret? Our introspection?
With only three more sleeps until the 2013 Oscars are handed out in Los Angeles, we bring you the nominees for this year's
The controversy that has swirled around Zero Dark Thirty regarding a positive depiction of torture is a massive red herring when it comes to what the filmmakers are actually saying and appears to be largely born out of a significant amount of baggage brought to the film, rather than anything that is up there on the screen.
Mark Strong has waded in to defend his director Kathryn Bigelow, saying it’s impossible to believe such “a shy, pleasant
What's the message (presuming films have 'messages')? Is it that torture works? Seemingly, yes. That allowing detainees lawyers only gets in the way? Seemingly, yes. That you need to be able to round-up and question detainees in secret to get results? Again, seemingly yes.