Film Criticism

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

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 1, Fall

Crouching Sensibility, Hidden Sense
Ang Lee's recent film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has enjoyed critical accolades as well as popular commercial success upon its recent release around the world. For a two-hour long Mandarin period-piece, this is by no means a modest achievement....
Re-Making History and Cultural Identity: From [Acute accent]The Return of Martin Guerre[acute Accent] to [Acute accent]Sommersby[acute Accent]
[T]he concept of a national cinema has almost invariably been mobilised as a strategy of cultural (and economic) resistance; a means of assertion of national autonomy in the face of (usually) Hollywood's international domination. (Higson 37) **********...
Stage Fright: Alfred Hitchcock's Fear of Acting
Stage Fright has received a great deal less critical attention than a number of Hitchcock films. Certainly, from the time of the film's release it has been recognized that there is in Stage Fright some clever play on the role of acting both in the...