The art form is criticised for being too abstract for a mainstream audience. But in the UK, many filmmakers are focussing on issues that affect real people.
Talking Movies is BBC World News' flagship cinema review and magazine show.
In a monthly programme, presenter Tom Brook presents all the latest news and reviews from the world of cinema.
From the most recent Hollywood blockbusters to insightful documentaries and ground-breaking world cinema, Talking Movies is a guide to the best in film.
With exclusive reports from Hollywood and New York, on location features with top directors and artists and interviews with the big stars, Tom brings the big screen to the small screen.
What happened on 8 December 1980? Tom Brook – who reported from the Dakota building that night – looks at a new film tackling the events as they unfolded.
A new sci-fi film adapted from a young adult novel raises interesting questions about privacy, surveillance and state manipulation, reports Tom Brook.
Dame Helen Mirren’s new movie features a clash of cultures in the south of France. How easy is it to interest audiences all around the world in the same story?
The American artist’s iconic images have been turned into a movie. Tom Brook talks to the filmmaker who animates portraits of alienation.