Film Criticism

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, Winter

Narration and the Embodiment of Power in 'Schindler's List.'
In Steven Spielberg's Schinder's List, the economy of narrative and aesthetic pleasure consistently undermines its attempts at representing traumatic events. When the film's focus stays close to the figure of Oskar Schindler--as Nazi, (failed) capitalist,...
Testament of the Father: Kieslowski's 'The Decalogue.' (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
"When I think of God, it's more often the God of the Old Testament ... a demanding, cruel God." Krzysztof Kieslowski (Stok 149) "I bear a grudge, or am bitter, towards the life which surrounded me, surrounds me and will surround me, and which...
The Allegory of Seeing in Hitchcock's Silent Films
One benefit of the proximate publication of Linda Williams's Viewing Positions (1994) and David Bordwell and Noel Carroll's Post-Theory (1996) lies in their introductions' concurring summaries, from opposed perspectives, of recent developments in...