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

Issue 23 — June 2012 

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Book Reviews

All book reviews

Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema: Resonance Between Realms by James Walters
The Fantasy Film by Katherine A. Fowkes
A review by Alexander Sergeant
Global Art Cinema edited by Rosalind Galt and Karl Schoonover
Avant-Garde to New Wave: Czechoslovak Cinema, Surrealism and the Sixties by Andrew L. Owen
Andrzej Wajda: History, Politics and Nostalgia in Polish Cinema by Janina Falkowska
A review by Billy Budd Vermillion
Jane Campion: Authorship and Personal Cinema by Alistair Fox
The Genius of the System: Hollywood Filmmaking in the Studio Era by Thomas Schatz
A review by Deborah Mellamphy
Possessed Hypnotic Crimes, Corporate Fiction, and the Invention of Cinema by Stefan Andriopoulos
A Page of Madness: Cinema and Modernity in 1920s Japan by Aaron Gerow
A review by Irena Hayter
Ostrannenie edited by Annie van den Oever
Optical Media by Friedrich Kittler
A review by Katerina Loukopoulou
The Language of Film by Robert Edgar-Hunt, John Marland and Steven Rawie
Valuing Films: Shifting Perceptions of Worth edited by Laura Hubner
Fifty Key American Films edited by John White and Sabine Haenni
A review by Meraj Ahmed Mubarki
Humphrey Jennings by Keith Beattie
Shadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War Britain edited by Patrick Russell and James Piers Taylor
From Pinewood to Hollywood: British Filmmakers in American Cinema 1910- 1969 by Ian Scott
A review by Paul Elliot
Hard Hats, Rednecks, and Macho Men: Class in 1970s American Cinema by Derek Nystrom
He Was Some Kind of a Man: Masculinities in the B Western by Roderick McGillis
A review by Gavin Harper
The Cinema of India edited by Lalitha Gopalan
Film in the Middle East and North Africa edited by Josef Gugler
Bengali Cinema: An Other Nation by Sharmistha Gooptu
A review by Rohit K. Dasgupta
Radical Light: Alternative Film & Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-2000 edited by Steve Anker, Kathy Geritz and Steve Seid
Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids: Thirty Years of Filmmaking in Austin, Texas by Alison Macor
A review by Yusef Sayed

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Film Reviews

All film reviews


Jane Eyre (dir. Cary Fukunaga, 2011)

A review by Catherine Paula Han


J. Edgar (dir. Clint Eastwood, 2011)

A review by Serena Daalmans


Andy Hardy, Collection 1

A review by Judy Beth Morris


The Avengers (dir. Joss Whedon, 2012)

A review by Brady Hammond


A Dangerous Method (dir. David Cronenberg, 2011)

A review by Charles Andrews


The Shore (dir. Terry George, 2010)

A review by Andrea Grunert



Conference Reports

All conference reports

East Winds: East Asian Cinema and Cultural Crossovers Symposium  a report by Pierce Conran
Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference (2012)  a report by Joan Doagle
Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film Symposium  a report by Joanna Kellond
Monsters: Subject, Object, Abject  a report by Ian Pettigrew


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Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies
University of Nottingham