Film Criticism

Academic film journal publishes articles on different disciplines, cultures and critical perspectives.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 3, Spring

Cannes, 2005
The excitement of Cannes is that it matters: 40,000 professionals, journalists, and business people descend on the upscale Mediterranean city to showcase products, make deals, find producers, distributors, funding, and spread the word. Ever since this...
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Editor's Note
We apologize for the delay in publishing the current issue. Spring comes late to western Pennsylvania, but not this late! As occasionally happens, an issue takes extra time to take shape either because of the priorities imposed by the academic calendar...
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Filmmaking "For the Fun of It": An Interview with Jack Hill
As his web site notes, "legendary cult-film director, grunge auteur, notorious--these are some of the phrases used recently to describe writer-director Jack Hill. He has also been referred to as the man who initiated the women-in-prison genre of the...
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Spirited Away: Film of the Fantastic and Evolving Japanese Folk Symbols
Released in 2001, Miyazaki Hayao's (1) (1941 -) animated film entitled Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (Spirited Away) became the highest-grossing film of all time in Japan. It won a number of awards, including a 2003 Academy Award for Best Animated...
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The Autobiographical Effect in the Cinema of Roman Polanski
Polanski's life and work on both sides of the Berlin Wall and in the Old and the New Worlds seems to cohere into nothing more or less than a demented imago of the latter half of the 20th century. The fact that somewhere along the way this man has made...
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