Joker a study in cruelty and whiteness
‘Joker’ expects viewers not only to understand its cruelty, but to understand the justified violence of a white man when the protests of black men and women in the US are regularly met with condemnation, vilification and exclusion.
Shut out from an inclusion conference
Why some participants at a conference on inclusion lambasted organisers for paying lip service to the subject.
The way we watch sport is changing
There’s a revolution happening in the way we sign up to watch big ticket sport.
Captain Marvel breaking new ground
Captain Marvel is the first of 48 Marvel-related movies to feature a woman in the leading role. Dr Neal Curtis looks at its importance.
‘Colourism’ reveals shades of Hollywood prejudice
The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood has ignited a discussion about whether prejudice isn’t just about the colour of a person’s skin, but the shade.
The new Dr Who and a view of dyspraxia
Is it possible that the general population will develop their concept of dyspraxia to that which is represented by the friend of the latest Dr Who?
When art imitates American politics
The start of ‘Sicario: Rise of the Soldado’ plays out like some kind of fever dream for Donald Trump, writes Darren Bevan.
Show biz is big business in Auckland
Figures show the Auckland Council’s involvement in the film industry is paying off.
Jurassic Park more horror than wonder
For films whose MO is to evoke wonder - that magic is sorely missing this time around, writes Darren Bevan.