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Farewell Neil Simon, and farewell to his certain way of doing comedy

Farewell Neil Simon, and farewell to his certain way of doing comedy

The legendary US playwright and screenwriter behind The Odd Couple has died, aged 91. But what of his legacy?

Between fact and fiction: why documentary doesn’t need to be as simple as it sounds

Between fact and fiction: why documentary doesn’t need to be as simple as it sounds

The boundaries of hybrid-documentary, docu-fiction and narrative drama are forever shifting, and producing some particularly exciting films.

‘Progressives need to have a hard look at themselves’: Sally Potter

‘Progressives need to have a hard look at themselves’: Sally Potter

While its timing may have been purely providential, The Party is the perfect film for the modern political landscape.

Can virtual reality save the movie industry?

Can virtual reality save the movie industry?

Bonnie and Clyde reshaped the movie industry. Fifty years later, we might be on the cusp of another revolution.

Rundle: mourning Hollywood’s last gasp in the world’s oldest video store

Rundle: mourning Hollywood’s last gasp in the world’s oldest video store

Crikey's writer-at-large pays his respects at the world's oldest video store in Boulder, Colarado.

Follow Friday: @VictoriaCocks1 and @kirstysan, digital adventurers

Follow Friday: @VictoriaCocks1 and @kirstysan, digital adventurers

Filmmakers Victoria Cocks and Kirsty Stark have harnessed the power of Twitter to call attention to their TV series Wastelander Panda. Their experiemt was a success, with the ABC commissioning six episodes.

Rundle: Planet Janet, a Wolf, the Lone Survivor and other illiberalism

Rundle: Planet Janet, a Wolf, the Lone Survivor and other illiberalism

Janet Albrechtsen writes on a spurious "cultural divide" in Hollywood and at home. Her fact-free propaganda exemplifies the illiberal spirit of the Right. Our writer-at-large goes to the movies.

Incredibly offensive: Tropfest sex change comedy sparks outrage

Incredibly offensive: Tropfest sex change comedy sparks outrage

This year's Tropfest winner has been accused of homophobia and transphobia by advocates. It's another controversy for the wildly successful short film festival.

The ripple of Australian art that radiates outwards (all the way to <em>Crikey</em>)

The ripple of Australian art that radiates outwards (all the way to Crikey)

The arts is a living, breathing monster; roaring in our major cultural spaces and dingy laneways near you. Crikey is diving into the pond with the launch on Monday of Daily Review.

Movie review: <em>Jobs</em> — one long, cheesy moment

Movie review: Jobs — one long, cheesy moment

Joshua Michael Stern's Steve Jobs biopic is a bit of a turkey, but anyone trying to pin the blame on Ashton Kutcher should take a closer look at the script, writes Luke Buckmaster.