Film Criticism

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

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 1, Fall

Cannes 2008: The Well-Made Film
The film that won at Cannes this year, Laurent Cantet's Entre les tours, offered a flesh semi-documentary look at French adolescents in a classroom. The director had created a real class of teenagers in the 20th arrondissement of Paris and filmed them...
Gender Hierarchy and Environmental Crisis in Tsai Ming-Liang's the Hole
Known as Taiwan's Fassbinder, Tsai Ming-liang inherits the spirit of European New Wave Cinema and adopts modernist/ postmodernist aesthetics, minimalist style, and diasporic sentiment to explore various facets of contemporary Taiwanese society. (1)...
Gun Crazy: Cinematic Amour Fou
"The world moves on a woman's hips."--"The Great Curve," The Talking Heads Muero porque no muero. (I die because I do not die.) --St. Teresa of Avila Overture A boy appears onscreen; he moves forward--straight towards us, as it were--and...
Tarzan vs. IBM: Humans and Computers in Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville
In contrast with the utopian perspectives on science and technology that pervaded much of the discourse concerning computers in the 1960s, Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville [Alphaville, une etrange aventure de Lemmy Caution] (1965) explores an alternative,...