Film Criticism

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

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 1, Fall

A Eulogy for Tyrell Musgrove: The Disremembered Child in Marc Forster's Monster's Ball
I saw Monster's Ball on the advice of a friend who called me late one night and demanded that I drop whatever I was doing and go to see the movie. I had not seen the film because knowing that a poor Black woman (Leticia Musgrove, played by Halle Berry)...
Authorship Studies and Gus Van Sant
Theorizing authorship seems back on the agenda. Within the past five years, two journal issues and three new collections of essays have been devoted to the matter (Iris, Screening the Past, Braddock and Hock, Gerstner and Staiger, Wexman). David Gerstner...
The Country of the Mind in Kubrick's Fear and Desire
One suspects that [Kubrick] did not find it disagreeable to know that the only traceable print of [Fear and Desire] was in private hands and not easily available for public screening. --Alexander Walker, 1999 Nearly forty years passed...
The Radical Vision of One-Eyed Jacks
The opening sequence of One-Eyed Jacks poses a question of value. Rio, played by Marlon Brando (who also directed), is seated on a counter eating a banana. To his left is a set of scales. After throwing the half-eaten banana into one scale, he tosses...