An in-depth analysis of the representation of women in contemporary Iranian cinema.
This essay examines Mohsen Makhmalbaf's intertextual use of Rumi's famous poem The Three Fish in his early third phase film, Time of Love.
A review essay of two books celebrating the varied contributions of African-American 'imagemakers' in its broadest sense (filmmakers, actors, writers, artists).
A trans-gendered analysis of Hitchcock's Marnie.
A discussion on the finer points of the interpretative process and how film's can 'make' meaning, with Todd Haynes' Far From Heaven as the case study film.
A book review of Richard A. Gilmore’s Doing Philosophy at the Movies, which looks at, The Searchers, The Usual Suspects, Vertigo, Fargo, Crimes and Misdemeanors, The Terminator, 12 Monkeys, Trainspotting, Night of the Living Dead, and The Matrix.
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.
Using the critical status of Stanley Kubrick, David Church analyzes how the films of a revered art film auteur can also be held up examples of cult cinema.
A tribute to the great Italian actresses Alida Valli, who passed away April 22, 2006.
A psychoanalytical defense of Dario Argento against claims of misogyny.
An analysis of how Jane Campion negotiates the conventions of the sex-noir thriller with more auteurist designs exploring female sexual desire and 'art film' aesthetics.
An exploration of the art of fight choreography as defined by wuxia pan master King Hu.
An analysis of the great montagists Sergei Eisenstein’s interest in synaesthesia and occult traditions.
An analysis of curator Jenni Olson's collection of Black American Cinema Trailers, 1946 - 1976.
A comparative analysis of social/political meaning in Charlie Chaplin's The Immigrant and Busby Berkeley and Mervyn Le Roy's Golddiggers of 1933.