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Netflix’s A Family Affair rejects stories of sexual women as ‘bad mothers’ – but it’s a terrible film.

Starring Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron, A Family Affair fails in its mission to challenge stereotypes about sexual mothers.

The End We Start From. Image: Paramount/Apple/Prime
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‘Maternal cli-fi’: the new genre changing up the absent-mother narrative in cinema

How The End We Start From boosted maternal cli-fi, a genre spotlighting mothers in worlds destroyed by natural disasters.

Behind the scenes of Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. Image: Jasin Boland/Warner Bros Entertainment
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From outback to wasteland: what Mad Max films tell us about the Australian desert

Films like Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga present an imagined future of mega drought: a possible future scenario for climate…

Australian Documentary A Fire Inside.
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Energy, climate and corporate ties in Australian documentary

The links between promotion and philanthropy in the documentary sector have a long history. What have we learnt?

Challengers. Image: Warner Bros. Pictures
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Challengers: a competition psychology expert weighs in

Challengers fuses sex and sport in a straightforward but effective way, says a psychology expert.

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Why Australians love going to the cinema

'I love the cinema experience. It’s a bonding experience, if it’s good it’s an emotional and cathartic experience.'

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Four Daughters is a Tunisian masterpiece – what makes the film groundbreaking?

Delve into the story behind Four Daughters – a critically lauded documentary about a family versus an extremist group.

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Anatomy of a Fall is a critique of anti-feminist backlash

With sexism on the rise in France, Anatomy of a Fall examines the role of motherhood and domestic labour in…

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The Zone of Interest: new Holocaust film powerfully lays bare the mechanisms of genocide

The Zone of Interest uses alienation from its central horror to make it one of the most unsettling holocaust films…

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Godzilla Minus One offers an insight into the complexity of Japan’s war memories

The human cost of war is the real villain of the Oscar nominated Godzilla Minus One,

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