Film Criticism

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

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 1, Fall

Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera and the Phenomenology of Perception
Our organs are no longer instruments: on the contrary, our instruments are detachable organs. Maurice Merleau-Ponty. "Eye and Mind" The present study sets Out to explore the correlation between Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera (1929), his...
Hal Hartley and the Re-Presentation of Repetition
Previously one of the most prominent figures of the American indie explosion of the late 1980s and 90s, Hal Hartley has subsequently become one of American cinema's most elusive figures (Hill). While many of his contemporaries have embraced Hollywood,...
"Memory Talk": Terrorism, Trauma and Generational Struggle in Petzold's the State I Am in and Von Trotta's Marianne and Juliane
In Memory of Jamie Recent events have reminded us of the powerful relevance of terrorism and the impact it has on society's culture and beliefs. Germany, in particular, still struggles to come to terms with its own terrorist past and the legacy...
Too Smart, Too Soon: The King of Comedy and American Independent Cinema
The King of Comedy puzzled many people, including many of Scoresese's admirers. Yes, the end more or less recapitulated the end of Taxi Driver, but otherwise, how does it relate to the previous films? An anomaly, a dead end, a new departure? --Robin...