Opinion

Detroit: A film by white people for white people

On the 50th anniversary of the 1967 rebellion, Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit fails to tell the full story.

John Sims

by John Sims

John Sims

Opinion

Brown skin, white sands: Dunkirk is no Path of Glory

Nolan fails to go beyond his military provincialism and a Euro-universalist vision of a World War II battle.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Arts & Culture

George Romero, father of the zombie movie, dies aged 77

The director's classic 'Night of the Living Dead' and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries.

George Romero, father of the zombie movie, dies aged 77

Labour

The fight for a living wage in the UK

Cinema workers are leading the campaign for a living wage as they say low salaries leave them living "precarious" lives.

The fight for a living wage in the UK

Arts & Culture

Actor shuns 'terrorist' role in Scarface maker's film

Belgian of Moroccan origin Mourade Zeguendi announces refusal to be typecast by Brian De Palma as a Molenbeek fighter.

Mourade Zeguendi shuns Brian De Palma 'terrorist' role

Opinion

In Berlin, politics trump art in Arab films

The Arab film selection at the 67th Berlinale was dominated by themes such as the Syrian War and the Palestinian cause.

Joseph Fahim

by Joseph Fahim

Joseph Fahim

Oscars

Year of diversity at Oscars 'does little to even score'

Increased race representation welcomed with caution after marginalised artists sidelined by all-white casts for years.

Year of diversity at Oscars 'does little to even score'

Pakistan

Is Pakistani film experiencing a revival?

The fortunes of Pakistani film have been tied up with its neighbour's film industry, Bollywood, but can it go it alone?

Is Pakistani film experiencing a revival?

Oscars

Iran actress to boycott Oscars over 'racist' visa ban

Taraneh Alidoosti will not attend Academy Awards whether or not US President Trump's ban includes cultural events.

Taraneh Alidoosti boycotting Oscars over Trump visa ban

Cinema

More diversity among Oscar nominations after furore

Seven of 20 actors nominated for an Academy Award are not white, compared to previous years which had no representation.

Arts & Culture

Egyptian film provokes outcry over religion and state

'The Preacher' tackles complex relationship between clerics and government, and some are calling for it to be banned.

'Mawlana' film provokes outcry over religion and state

Cinema

Bollywood star Om Puri dies after cardiac arrest

Indian cinema icon who acted for more than 40 years dies at 66 after suffering a heart attack in Mumbai.

Om Puri, Bollywood star, dies in Mumbai

Cinema

Are the Chinese insatiable romantics?

A look at the rise and popularity of Chinese romantic comedies.

Are the Chinese insatiable romantics?

Cinema

Zombies: The film genre that won't die

Is the 21st-century zombie a projection of what we fear the pressures of modern life are turning us into?

Zombies: The film genre that won't die

Opinion

Brangelina: What's the big deal?

In a deeply and wildly commercialised culture, the private lives of Hollywood stars are public property.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi