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Election 2016: Whose votes will really decide the winner?

In Australia, all votes are created equal but some are worth more than others.<p>This is the population of Australia.<p>Just because you live here doesn't …

Scarlett Johansson and the film industry's gender pay gap

Johansson has been named as the highest-grossing female actor of all time, but is beaten in a ‘bankability’ chart by the likes of Sandra Bullock and Angelina Jolie Pitt. Men still dominate both lists, for increasingly unclear reasons<p>Related: Bam, pow, ker-ching! How Scarlett Johansson became box …

Scarlett Johansson

My Heart FM will go on: why popstars are making sweet movie music again

As well as Rihanna anthem Sledgehammer from the new Star Trek film, Sia has written tunes for summer movies The Neon Demon and Finding Dory. How come chart-toppers are hopping back into bed with blockbusters?<p>The strict formula for a blockbuster used to be incomplete without the addition of a pop …

Star Trek

Hollywood knows it must change. Movies like ‘Tarzan’ show it will be slow-going.

By Ann Hornaday<p>, Movie critic<p>“Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.”<p>Those are the words of the author and futurist Alvin Toffler, who died this week at 87. They come from his most famous …

Film Industry

Bart & Fleming: Unraveling The Box Office Misfires As ‘BFG’ And ‘Tarzan’ Bow

<i>Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their</i> …

Everything You Know About Siri Is Wrong

“Think different” was an iconic tagline that helped define Apple for years. “A thousand songs in your pocket” was another solid slug that sold iPods …

Is Ridley Scott making up Alien: Covenant as he goes along?

The director’s revelations about the new Alien movie have exposed the ghastly guts of Hollywood film-making to a fanbase that’s already suffered enough<p>There are countless examples of cult movies that changed in the making, and ended up being better for it. Jeff Bridges reckons 2008’s Iron Man, the …

The Promise of an Actually Fun Justice League

The director Zack Snyder is making changes to his next superhero film after the overwhelmingly negative reaction to Batman v Superman.<p>The competitive world of superhero movies fuels such a brutal news cycle of box-office numbers and insider gossip that a franchise film can no longer simply stand on …

Justice League

This Director's Film Received Both Raves and Boos, and It Will Change Horror Movies Forever

Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon is a chilling and campy look at the fashion industry.<p>There are few directors working today as polarizing as Nicolas Winding Refn, and <i>The Neon Demon</i> may be his most polarizing film yet. At Cannes, it triggered hearty boos, a 17-minute standing ovation, and …

Hacker puppets explain how camera angles shape our perception

Gus the hacker puppeteer (previously) writes, "Since The Media Show began, people have been asking us, 'What do hacking, digital literacy, and media …

Film Math: When Is 2k Greater Than 4k?

A cinematographer with all the money in the world and three months to shoot a movie would have a gear list that’s fully organized and checked off. …

John Carney’s mea culpa: This is how you apologize to Keira Knightley—or anyone, for that matter

<b>Keira Knightley, John Carney (Evan Agostini/invision/ap)</b><p>We all need these simple lessons in the art of the public apology, as seen in the director’s heartfelt admission<p>Rachel Kramer Bussel<p>June 2, 2016 7:55pm (UTC)<p>Cattiness may be a staple of celebrity gossip, but there was something highly …

Keira Knightley

How different film lenses affect how we perceive movies

It's easy to underappreciate the nuances of filming techniques which go into your favourite movies.<p>The lens, for example, isn't just there to focus …

Meet the wearable tablet you might use at your next job

There's no way I would wear the Rufus Cuff wrist computer. After a few minutes with this 3.2-inch Android tablet strapped to my body, my wrist started to get all sweaty. It felt bulky, weird and to be honest, not very cool. But if the massive pre-orders are any indication, there is clearly a market …

Wearable Tech

Understanding these emojis will turn you into a Snapchat pro

One of Snapchat's many quirks is the list of emojis it seems to randomly place next to your friends' names.<p>You know, these:<p>It turns out that these emojis, which range from baby face to grimace, aren't random at all. They can actually tell you a lot about your relationships on Snapchat.<p>Here's what …

Social Media

The readers’ editor on... portraying disability

Attitudes to disability are shifting at last, which makes it disappointing that stereotypes have been unwittingly dredged up in coverage of a film on the issue<p>If you are lucky enough to be in Bristol this Friday, you might want to hear some extraordinary music played by some extraordinary people. …

Why James Bond should never be a woman | Letters

The online mocked-up poster of Gillian Anderson as “Jane Bond” is lighthearted but I hope no actress is ever offered the role of 007 (Report, 25 May). Any film adaption of a book takes liberties – all the James Bond actors have played the character in different ways – but one thing remains the …

Mapping Shane Black’s Obsessions Through ‘The Nice Guys’

<i>The Nice Guys</i> is one of Shane Black’s pulpiest films. Which is an odd thing to say about a guy whose first two movies as a director were <i>Kiss Kiss Bang Bang</i> and <i>Iron Man 3</i>, which were about a PI named Gay Perry and a crime-fighting billionaire with a robot house, respectively, and who rose to fame …

This Short Film Tells A Complete Story With One Continuously Zooming Shot

<b>WHO:</b> Zen Design Studios and writer/director Daniel Montanarini.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Sometimes a lot of creativity comes from limitations. In the case of this …

Short Films

Video games are revealing the secrets of our aging brains

Our brains change as we age — this much we know. Some abilities peak in early adulthood, while others don't reach their maximum potential until approximately age 50.<p>And while researchers have used a variety of tests to analyze different aspects of mental acuity, we now have an especially powerful …

Starcraft

Comic Book Movies Are Killing the Movie Industry

Have you been to the movies lately? If so, you may have noticed that just about every other weekend there's a new comic book movie out: <i>Deadpool</i>,</i> …

With an updated Nutrition Facts label, the FDA settles an eternal question: “Why Helvetica?”

Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) put an end to a years-long design debate: Why Helvetica?<p>On May 20, the FDA announced that—after much deliberation—it will keep the existing design of its oft-maligned Nutrition Facts label, with just a few typographic adjustments for clarity. …

Sony Is Trying To Shut Down ‘Ghostbusters’ Hate By Sidestepping Where Haters Dwell

It’s no secret that certain quarters of the internet hate the upcoming <i>Ghostbusters</i>. It has the most disliked trailer of all time on YouTube. Patton Oswalt is currently dealing with people telling him they’re glad his wife died on Twitter because he bothered to defend a trailer. Nobody, however, is …

Prankster puts glasses on gallery floor - and visitors mistake them for art

A teenager decided to play a prank on art-lovers when visiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this Week.<p>TJ Khayatan, 17, told BuzzFeed News he and his friends got the idea for the stunt after they had mixed opinions of the art on display: “Upon first arrival we were quite impressed with the …

Apple's biggest hits and misses: in pictures

Why are Apple’s iPhone icons shaped as rounded squares?

With very few exceptions — Apple Music being chief among them — every design decision from Apple is deliberate and extremely well thought out. As we …

Graham Norton is right, Australia's participation in Eurovision is stupid

Irish television host Graham Norton has said the Eurovision song contest should “get rid of Australia”. As an Australian, I wholeheartedly agree.<p>He told the UK Sun on Tuesday that he didn’t understand why we were taking part in the infamous singing contest. “I know some countries aren’t technically …