A well-researched, analytical overview of Italian director/screenwriter Brunello Rondi's career.
Author Alireza Vahdani argues against the common view of Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (Cinema Paradiso) as a simple tale of nostalgia, seeing it as a more nuanced metonymy for Italian society.
An innovative analysis of the long-lasting impact of classic Italian literature, namely Virgil and Dante, on popular Italian cinema.
A theoretical clarification of the nuanced differences between 'genre' and 'filoni'.
Writer Mojgan Eyvazi looks closely at two films by Bahram Beyzai and Tahmine Milani as contrasting viewpoints on the representation of women.
Using Hamid Naficy's influential book An Accented Cinema, Ramin S. Khanjani explores the political, social and stylistic elements of Iranian exile director Reza Allamezadeh's two films, The Guests of Hotel Astoria and A Few Simple Sentences.
An analysis of the Iranian film ??The Neigbour??.
An analysis of the mise en scène in Anderson's There Will Be Blood, concentrating on the use of props, framing, color, and performance in the film's final scene.
In this essay author Donato Totaro draws out some interesting parallels between two films made 43 years apart, Atom Egoyan's Chloe and Ingmar Bergman's Persona.
In this essay author Kyle Barrowman analyzes the richly textured (on both the visual and thematic sense) Michael Mann urban crime/noir film Collateral as an "incoherent text" (Robin Wood).
A psychoanalytical analysis of Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut which covers issues of gender analysis, feminism and authorship.
A philosophical reading of Malick's The Thin Red Line, stemming from Arthur Schopenhauer's notion (from his seminal The World as Will and Representation) that humans can only know the world as well or as poorly as they know themselves.
An analysis of the Canadian cinema direct classic Lonely Boy that seeks to distinguish it from its American counterparts through its more nuanced and critical reflection on the treatment of Paul Anka as a commodity.
An analysis of Luc Bourdon's found footage documentary/experimental La Mémoire des anges.
A probing overview of the British New Wave and its literary and filmic antecedents.