An online journal of film and television studies: ISSN 1465-9166
University of Nottingham

Issue 16 — February 2010 

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Book Reviews

All book reviews

The Picture of Abjection: Film, Fetish, and the Nature of Difference by Tina Chanter

A review by Adrienne Angelo


Comedy Incarnate: Buster Keaton, Physical Humor and Bodily Coping by Noël Carroll

A review by Alissa Burger


Hollywood Highbrow: From Entertainment to Art by Shyon Baumann

A review by Beth Corzo-Duchardt


Beautiful TV: The Art and Argument of Ally McBeal by Greg M. Smith

A review by Dave Sagehorn


Quality TV: Contemporary American Television and Beyond edited by Janet McCabe and Kim Akass

A review by David Simmons


Celluloid Vampires: Life After Death in the Modern World by Stacey Abbott

A review by Edmund P. Cueva


Andrei Tarkovsky: Elements of Cinema by Robert Bird

A review by Erik Heine


Figures of Resistance: Essays in Feminist Theory by Teresa de Lauretis (edited by Patricia White)

A review by Flavia Monceri


Watching with The Simpsons: Television, Parody, and Intertextuality by Jonathan Gray 

Rome Season One: History Makes Television edited by Monica Silveria Cyrino

A review by Gareth James


War and Film by James Chapman 

Hollywood's Cold War by Tony Shaw

A review by Kevin M. Flanagan


Writing History and Film by William Guynn 

The Hollywood Historical Film by Robert Burgoyne

A review by Laura E. Ferguson


"Evil" Arabs in American Popular Film: Orientalist Fear by Tim Jon Semmerling

A review by Martin Fradley


Holocaust and the Moving Image: Representations in Film and Television Since 1933 edited by Toby Haggith and Joanna Newman

Haunted Images: Film, Ethics, Testimony and the Holocaust by Libby Saxton

A review by Nathan Waddell


International Adventures. German Popular Cinema and European Co-Productions in the 1960s by Tim Bergfelder

A review by Nick Hodgin


Conscientious Viscerality: The Autobiographical Stance in German Film and Video by Robin Curtis

A review by Sarah Heinz


Film, Media and Popular Culture in Ireland: Cityscapes, Landscapes, Soundscapes by Martin McLoone 

Emeralds in Tinseltown: The Irish in Hollywood by Steve Brennan and Bernadette O’Neill

A review by Sinéad Moynihan


Documentaries … And How to Make Them by Andy Glynne

A review by Stefano Odorico


Bound by Law?: Tales from the Public Domain by Keith Aoki, James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins

A review by TJ McIntyre


Undead TV: Essays on Buffy the Vampire Slayer edited by Elana Levine and Lisa Parks

A review by Lucia Blanchet


Understanding the Global TV Format by Albert Moran and Justin Malbon 

Television Entertainment by Jonathan Gray

A review by Baerbel Goebel-Deigert

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Film Reviews

All film reviews

Funny Games (dir. Michael Haneke, 2007)

A review by Mike Miley


Gomorrah (dir. Matteo Garrone, 2008)

A review by Jonathan Murray


The Other Boleyn Girl (BBC, 2003)

The Other Boleyn Girl (dir. Justin Chadwick, 2008)

Interview with Ruth Caleb, producer of The Other Boleyn Girl (BBC, 2003)

A review and interview by Llewella Burton


Blindness (dir. Fernando Meirelles, 2008)

A review by Sofia Sampaio


Yemeketyiz (Show TV, 2007—)

A review by Laurence Raw


Conference Reports

All conference reports

Colour and the Moving Image — a report by Heather Heckman


Televising History 2009 — a report by Debra Ramsay


Researching Cinema History: Perspectives and Practices in Film Historiography — a report by Stacey Abbott


Screen Studies Conference: Screen Theorizing Today — a report by Su-Anne Yeo


Sepancine Conference 2009, 5º Congreso Internacional de Teoría y Análisis Cinematográfico (5th International Congress on Film Theory and Analysis) — report by Dale Hudson


Images of the Afterlife in Theology and Film — a report by Marie-Therese Mäder


Beyond the Politics of Identity — a report by Tom Smith


Beyond Life: The Undead in Global Cult Media

Cine Excess: The Third International Conference on Cult Film Traditions

— a report by Rachel Mizsei Ward


B for Bad Cinema: Aesthetics, Politics and Cultural Value — a report by Ramon Lobato


American Independent Cinema: Past, Present, Future — a report by Carl Wilson

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University of Nottingham