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Documenting the Horror Genre
A look at how two recent documentaries on the slasher/stalker film signals a paradigm shift in the horror genre.
Woman’s Body as an Anatomy of Hell: Nihilism, Recursion and Tragedy
A philosophical analysis of Catherine Breillat's controversial Anatomy of Hell.
Suicide Doors: Bi-sexing Modleski, Marnie, and the Lincoln Continental
A trans-gendered analysis of Hitchcock's Marnie.
Remaining Men Together: Fight Club and the (Un)pleasures of Unreliable Narration
A psychoanalytical analysis of recent films which incorporate 'unreliable' narration as a key element of what David Church argues is a 'masochistic' form of visual pleasure.
Dario Argento, Maestro Auteur or Master Misogynist?
A psychoanalytical defense of Dario Argento against claims of misogyny.
Eisenstein, Synaesthesia, Symbolism and the Occult Traditions
An analysis of the great montagists Sergei Eisenstein’s interest in synaesthesia and occult traditions.
Of Race, Representation and Responsibility in Jenni Olson’s Afro Promo
An analysis of curator Jenni Olson's collection of Black American Cinema Trailers, 1946 - 1976.
Reflections in a Glass Cage
An in-depth review essay of the notorious horror film In a Glass Cage, released on DVD by Cult Epics.
The Mondo Film: Bizarre Rituals and Steamy Nights
Mondo film, ethnographic film, Mondo Cane, Russ Meyers
The Work of Cinema in the Age of Digital (Re)production
Najmeh Khalili returns with a theoretical speculation on new digital media which looks for answers by looking into the cinematic past.
Suicide, Regeneration, and a Tear upon Waking: Fantasia 2003
Randolph Jordan stretches his writer's arms in his two-part Fantasia 2003 report, using part one to reflect on cult cinema spectatorship.
The Ending(s) of Cinema: Notes on the Recurrent Demise of the Seventh Art, Part 1
Is the recent “end of cinema” discourse new? Jovanovic examines the theoretical and historical legacy of this discourse.
The Ending(s) of Cinema: Notes on the Recurrent Demise of the Seventh Art, Part 2
Is the recent “end of cinema” discourse new? Jovanovic examines the theoretical and historical legacy of this discourse (part 2).
The Gap: Documentary Truth between Reality and Perception
The notion of documentary truth might be best understood as that truth which is found in the way that we mentally organize our perceptions. Increasingly the theoretical understanding of documentary film is moving away from the notion of an inherent reality found within a film text and more towards an understanding of how texts are read.
Reflexivity in Spectatorship
It is usually thought that reflexivity in art comes with maturation and development. Hardly, as Morissette demonstrates with her in-depth analysis of reflexivity in early cinema.

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