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Can this historical opera strike the right note?

Can this historical opera strike the right note?

An iconic German opera is making its international debut in Abu Dhabi, but can modern audiences relate to 19th century theatre? There aren’t many cultural norms from the 19th century that have endured. Elements of history influenced modern life, yes, …

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This complicated sequel has been years in the making

This complicated sequel has been years in the making

In a world where comic book heroes have become unrelatable due to their power, why has the director of this upcoming film decided to buck the trend? Let’s face it: superheroes have never really had a basis in reality that …

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AI is back in the spotlight in this new film

AI is back in the spotlight in this new film

It’s the humans, not the robots, that need a reboot in this sci-fi romance. As humans, we’ve speculated on the potential power – and threat – of robots for decades. Since the 1920s, when the term was coined by Czech …

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The latest films in cinemas this week

The latest films in cinemas this week

As the world bid farewell to another year, it was revealed that some animal species have been declared extinct. According to BirdLife International, the insect-eating forest bird po’ouli, the cryptic treehunter, alagoas foliage-gleaner and spix’s macaw have all ceased to …

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Will this returning film charm its way to the box office?

Will this returning film charm its way to the box office?

A film sequel 54 years in the making attempts to rekindle its magic in today’s more modern but complicated times. By design, film sequels are meant to capitalise on the success of their predecessors. While common logic dictates that the …

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Will this new toy-inspired film be a smash hit?

Will this new toy-inspired film be a smash hit?

How have successful – and not-so-successful – movie franchises been inspired by toys? Movies have always had a profitable relationship with the toy industry. From Chewbacca masks to Buzz Lightyear dolls, it’s par for the course that as soon as …

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Why diversity is top of the agenda for this new movie

Why diversity is top of the agenda for this new movie

How will a more diverse age of superheroes change how our kids see themselves? Comic books have a bit of a problematic legacy when it comes to diversity. When we look at the most enduring stories from the genre, the …

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This is why women’s rights will always be a big issue

This is why women’s rights will always be a big issue

How did the controversial female author in this film regain her voice in 19th century Paris? It’s often been said that behind every great man is a great woman. While the maxim, coined in the 40s, hasn’t held up particularly …

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Fatherhood and vengeance are at the heart of this action film

Fatherhood and vengeance are at the heart of this action film

How has fatherhood changed the character of this iconic boxing villain? The representation of fatherhood in film could be considered a study in how roles are changing in real life. From daddy Darth’s clash with his son Luke in Star …

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Social media addiction is the focus of this adorable film

Social media addiction is the focus of this adorable film

How does this upcoming animated film tackle the phenomenon of online popularity? In the dark days before we were able to surf the internet 24/7, things were a little different when it came to how we connected with one another. …

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