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Film Criticism is a peer-reviewed, online publication bringing together scholarship in

the field of cinema and media studies since 1975.


Latest Articles

  • MTV Video Stardom as Media Power: Madonna’s (Moving) Image Control

    Landon Palmer (University of Alabama)

    MTV Video Stardom as Media Power: Madonna’s (Moving) Image Control

  • New Forms: The Currents Program at the 2020 New Film Festival

    Daniel Gómez Steinhart (University of Oregon)

    New Forms: The Currents Program at the 2020 New Film Festival

  • A Regional Festival with a Global Reach

    David Sterritt (N/A)

    A Regional Festival with a Global Reach

  • Sounds of Romance: Musicalizing Cinematic Passion

    Sheri Chinen Biesen (Rowan University)

    Sounds of Romance: Musicalizing Cinematic Passion

  • "Blinded by the Light" and Rock Tradition

    Doyle Greene (Independent scholar)

    "Blinded by the Light" and Rock Tradition

  • Blues, Smoke and Shadows: Jazz in 'Musical' Noir Films

    Sheri Chinen Biesen (Rowan University)

    Blues, Smoke and Shadows: Jazz in 'Musical' Noir Films

  • Alice Leppert, "TV Family Values: Gender, Domestic Labor, and 1980s Sitcoms" (Rutgers University Press, 2019)

    Emily Chivers Yochim (Allegheny College)

    Alice Leppert, "TV Family Values: Gender, Domestic Labor, and 1980s Sitcoms" (Rutgers University Press, 2019)

  • J. R. Jordan, Robert Wise—The Motion Pictures (Bear Manor Media, 2020)

    Shannon McRae (State University of New York at Fredonia)

    J. R. Jordan, Robert Wise—The Motion Pictures (Bear Manor Media, 2020)

  • M.K. Raghavendra, "Locating World Cinema: Interpretations of Film as Culture" (Bloomsbury Academic India, 2020)

    Devapriya Sanyal (N/A)

    M.K. Raghavendra, "Locating World Cinema: Interpretations of Film as Culture" (Bloomsbury Academic India, 2020)

  • Gönül Dönmez-Colin, "Women in the Cinemas of Iran and Turkey: As Images and as Image-Makers" (Routledge, 2020)

    Serkan Şavk (Izmir University of Economics)

    Gönül Dönmez-Colin, "Women in the Cinemas of Iran and Turkey: As Images and as Image-Makers" (Routledge, 2020)

  • Data Visualizations, Vlogs, Drone Imagery: Expanded Documentary Forms in the COVID-19 Emergency

    Jihoon Kim (Chung-ang University)

    Data Visualizations, Vlogs, Drone Imagery: Expanded Documentary Forms in the COVID-19 Emergency

  • The Smile in "Son of Saul": A Test of Différance

    Ayesha Ahmed (N/A)

    The Smile in "Son of Saul": A Test of Différance

  • Between the Fasces and the Cross: Politics and History in Federico Fellini's "La Strada"

    Peter Gardner (N/A), Barbara Foley (Rutgers University-Newark)

    Between the Fasces and the Cross: Politics and History in Federico Fellini's "La Strada"

  • Offstage absorption: on John Cassavetes' "Opening Night" (1977)

    Kathy Vanhout (University of Antwerp)

    Offstage absorption: on John Cassavetes' "Opening Night" (1977)

  • PANNING (and SCANNING) "SKIDOO" (1968): Watching TV on Otto Preminger's Widescreen

    Henry Rownd (N/A)

    PANNING (and SCANNING) "SKIDOO" (1968): Watching TV on Otto Preminger's Widescreen

  • Beyond the Auteur: South Korea's Domestic Independents as National Cinema

    Marc Raymond (Kwangwoon University)

    Beyond the Auteur: South Korea's Domestic Independents as National Cinema

  • Vigilantism and the Law in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

    Joy McEntee (University of Adelaide)

    Vigilantism and the Law in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

  • Visible Stripes: Reenacting Trauma in Hollywood's Carceral Aesthetics

    Eli Boonin-Vail (University of Pittsburgh)

    Visible Stripes: Reenacting Trauma in Hollywood's Carceral Aesthetics

Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021

Feature Article


Vigilantism and the Law in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Vigilantism and the Law in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Joy McEntee

2021-10-14 Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021

Beyond the Auteur: South Korea's Domestic Independents as National Cinema

Beyond the Auteur: South Korea's Domestic Independents as National Cinema

Marc Raymond

2021-10-14 Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021

Visible Stripes: Reenacting Trauma in Hollywood's Carceral Aesthetics

Visible Stripes: Reenacting Trauma in Hollywood's Carceral Aesthetics

Eli Boonin-Vail

2021-10-14 Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021

PANNING (and SCANNING) "SKIDOO" (1968): Watching TV on Otto Preminger's Widescreen

PANNING (and SCANNING) "SKIDOO" (1968): Watching TV on Otto Preminger's Widescreen

Henry Rownd

2021-10-14 Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021

Offstage absorption: on John Cassavetes' "Opening Night" (1977)

Offstage absorption: on John Cassavetes' "Opening Night" (1977)

Kathy Vanhout

2021-10-14 Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021

Between the Fasces and the Cross: Politics and History in Federico Fellini's "La Strada"

Between the Fasces and the Cross: Politics and History in Federico Fellini's "La Strada"

Peter Gardner and Barbara Foley

2021-10-14 Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021

The Smile in "Son of Saul": A Test of Différance

The Smile in "Son of Saul": A Test of Différance

Ayesha Ahmed

2021-10-14 Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021

Data Visualizations, Vlogs, Drone Imagery: Expanded Documentary Forms in the COVID-19 Emergency

Data Visualizations, Vlogs, Drone Imagery: Expanded Documentary Forms in the COVID-19 Emergency

Jihoon Kim

2021-10-14 Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021

Book Review


Gönül Dönmez-Colin, "Women in the Cinemas of Iran and Turkey: As Images and as Image-Makers" (Routledge, 2020)

Gönül Dönmez-Colin, "Women in the Cinemas of Iran and Turkey: As Images and as Image-Makers" (Routledge, 2020)

Serkan Şavk

2021-10-14 Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021

M.K. Raghavendra, "Locating World Cinema: Interpretations of Film as Culture" (Bloomsbury Academic India, 2020)

M.K. Raghavendra, "Locating World Cinema: Interpretations of Film as Culture" (Bloomsbury Academic India, 2020)

Devapriya Sanyal

2021-10-14 Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021

J. R. Jordan, Robert Wise—The Motion Pictures (Bear Manor Media, 2020)

J. R. Jordan, Robert Wise—The Motion Pictures (Bear Manor Media, 2020)

Shannon McRae

2021-10-14 Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021

Alice Leppert, "TV Family Values: Gender, Domestic Labor, and 1980s Sitcoms" (Rutgers University Press, 2019)

Alice Leppert, "TV Family Values: Gender, Domestic Labor, and 1980s Sitcoms" (Rutgers University Press, 2019)

Emily Chivers Yochim

2021-10-14 Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021

Film Festival Review


New Forms: The Currents Program at the 2020 New Film Festival

New Forms: The Currents Program at the 2020 New Film Festival

Daniel Gómez Steinhart

2021-10-14 Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021

A Regional Festival with a Global Reach

A Regional Festival with a Global Reach

David Sterritt

2021-10-14 Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021

Editors' Contribution


Blues, Smoke and Shadows: Jazz in 'Musical' Noir Films

Blues, Smoke and Shadows: Jazz in 'Musical' Noir Films

Sheri Chinen Biesen

2021-10-14 Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021

"Blinded by the Light" and Rock Tradition

"Blinded by the Light" and Rock Tradition

Doyle Greene

2021-10-14 Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021

Sounds of Romance: Musicalizing Cinematic Passion

Sounds of Romance: Musicalizing Cinematic Passion

Sheri Chinen Biesen

2021-10-14 Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021

MTV Video Stardom as Media Power: Madonna’s (Moving) Image Control

MTV Video Stardom as Media Power: Madonna’s (Moving) Image Control

Landon Palmer

2021-11-01 Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2021