An online journal of film and television studies: ISSN 1465-9166
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Issue 14 — June 2009

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Book Reviews

All book reviews

No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive by Lee Edelman

A review by Angelo Restivo


Queer Screen: A Screen Reader by Jackie Stacey and Sarah Street

A review by E. Corzo-Duchardt


Chick Flicks: Contemporary Women at the Movies edited by Suzanne Ferriss and Mallory Young

Thelma & Louise Live!: The Cultural Afterlife of an American Film edited by Bernie Cook

A review by Betty Jay


Film, Drama and the Break-Up of Britain by Steve Blandford 

The Age of Television: Experiences and Theories by Milly Buonanno

A review by Brett Mills


Film Hieroglyphs: Ruptures in Classical Cinema by Tom Conley

A review by Brian Faucette


The Decline of Sentiment: American Film in the 1920s by Lea Jacobs

A review by Daniel Bashara


Nightmare Japan: Contemporary Japanese Horror Cinema by Jay McRoy

A review by Daniel Martin


Sleaze Artists: Cinema at the Margins of Taste, Style, and Politics edited by Jeffrey Sconce

A review by David Simmons


From Silent Screen to Multi-Screen: A History of Cinema Exhibition in Britain Since 1896 by Stuart Hanson

A review by Deborah Allison


Directors Close (2nd Edition): Interviews with Directors Nominated for Best Film by the Directors Guild of America by Jeremy Kagan

A review by Elaine Lennon


Violent Affect: Literature, Cinema, and Critique After Representation by Marco Abel 

Movies and the Modern Psyche by Sharon Packer

A review by Emma Radley


Brand Hollywood: Selling Entertainment in a Global Media Age by Paul Grainge 

The Television Will Be Revolutionized by Amanda D. Lotz

A review by Gareth James


The Cinema of Todd Haynes: All That Heaven Allows edited by James Morrison

A review by Gerald R. Butters, Jr.


Dietrich Icon edited by Gerd Gemünden and Mary R. Desjardins

David Cronenberg: Author or Filmmaker? by Mark Browning

A review by Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece


The Films of Luc Besson: Master of Spectacle edited by Susan Hayward and Phil Powrie

A review by John Berra


Films of Fact: A History of Science in Documentary Films and Television by Timothy Boon

A review by Katherine Newbold


Film Musings: A Selected Anthology from Fanfare Magazine by Royal S. Brown

A review by Kendra Preston Leonard


Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema by Lisa Odham Stokes 

From Underground to Independent: Alternative Film Culture in Contemporary China edited by Paul G. Pickowicz and Yingjin Zhang

A review by Konrad Ng


Apocalyptic Dread: American Film at the Turn of the Millennium by Kirsten Moana Thompson

A review by Mark Bernard


British Queer Cinema edited by Robin Griffiths

A review by Max Fincher


Donnie Darko by Geoff King

A review by Nan McVittie


Adaptation and its Discontents by Thomas Leitch

A review by Sarah Artt


Youth Culture in Global Cinema edited by Timothy Shary and Alexandra Seibel

A review by Rosalind Sibielski


Banned in Kansas: Motion Picture Censorship, 1915-1966 by Gerald R. Butters, Jr.

A review by Sarah Boslaugh


What Have They Built You to Do: The Manchurian Candidate and Cold War America by Matthew Frye Jacobson and Gaspar González

A review by Shannon Granville


Alfred Hitchcock by Nicholas Haeffner

A review by Thorsten Carstensen


From Bananas to Buttocks: The Latina Body in Popular Film and Culture by Myra Mendible

A review by Hannah Durkin

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Film Reviews

All film reviews

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (dir. Andrew Adamson, 2008)

A review by Alice Mills


Belonging (BBC Wales, 2000-2009)

A review by Elizabeth Jane Evans


Vicky Christina Barcelona (dir. Woody Allen, 2008)

A review by Larry Taylor


Pride and Glory (dir. Gavin O’Connor, 2008)

A review by Nazmi Al-Shalabi


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (dir. David Fincher, 2008)

A review by Elizabeth Rosen


Conference Reports

All conference reports

Beginnings and Endings in Films, Film and Film Studies — a report by Martin Zeller


Music and the Melodramatic Aesthetic — a report by Serena Formica


Making Television for Young Children: Future Prospects and Issues — a report by Alexandra Cochrane


Emergent Encounters in Film Theory: Intersections between Psychoanalysis and Philosophy — a report by Davide Caputo


The Wild Eye Symposium of Experimental Film Studies — a report by Phil Smith


Making and Remaking Television Classics: A One-Day Symposium — a report by Matt Crowder


International Film Festivals Workshop  a report by Yun-hua Chen

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