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A year ago the top ten films made $2.26m over the weekend ... and now?

On the last weekend before the July holidays, the total was $22.5m, which then rose to $30m, and then sank…

Peter Rabbit's friends having fun with vegetables
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Australians are animated by animation with a 'local' anima

Australian audiences are good at finding an underlying national identity in blockbuster films, however tenuous.


Minions: The Rise of Gru beats Elvis at the box office

Elvis firms at the box office as Minions: The Rise of Gru is an animation triumph


Lightyear fails to create a buzz for Pixar

Fearful producers could think that Pixar is damaging its brand by streaming and thereby losing glamour ... but reviews have…

Jurassic World: Dominion. Courtney Bryce Dallas. .

Jurassic World: Dominion makes double its budget in week one

The latest dino film took $558m globally in week one, but sits just behind Top Gun: Maverick's opening haul at…

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Top Gun: Maverick hits mach speed at the box office

Older audiences are leading the sortie into cinemas for Top Gun but people born this century are buzzing the tower…

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Bechdel, Sexy Lamp, Vito Russo, Riz – which test is best?

The people we’re asked to empathise with on screen are still overwhelmingly, if not exclusively, male and pale.

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How to Please a Woman review: sex work comedy with ups and downs

Set in Western Australia, Renee Webster's debut feature film celebrates the humanity and dignity of everyone involved.

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CODA deserved the Oscar as a tribute to its process

CODA is a 'fabulous celebration of difference' – David Tiley reflects on a lifetime of hearing impairment and how it…

Nostalgic love for the Harry Potter universe has become very complicated. Image: Warner Bros.
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JK Rowling betrayed us but I'll still watch Fantastic Beasts

Is it possible to reconcile the author's views on trans women with nostalgia for the Harry Potter universe?

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