Film Criticism

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

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, Winter

Desperately Seeking Screenplays: Five Contemporary Greek Films Considered
"What we need today is no less than a revolution. We need to do violence to the cliche, create havoc with the tried, the tired, and tested." Larry Gelbart During the summer of 2002, Variety, that "voice" of the American film industry,...
Editors' Introduction
What do My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Z, and Zorba the Greek have in common? They involve Greek filmmakers, but they are not Greek language films and they are not part of the Greek national cinema. That cinema remains relatively unfamiliar to most Americans....
Female Presence and Male Absence:recent Films by Greek Women
In Greek Film, Aglaia Mitropoulou makes a claim that Greek women have acquired by history and the demands of society the director's talent and should not be too willing to give it up for the sake of approval from the predominantly male film industry....
Greek Cinema for Beginners: A Thumbnail History
The history of the Greek cinema is not well documented in American sources, and at least one major reference work has significant errors. (1) The few accurate summaries are often hard to obtain, and the majority were not published until the 1990s....
The Greek Studio System (1950-1970)
Most historical accounts set the rise and fall of Greek film studio production in Greece between 1950 and 1975, that is, between the end of the Greek Civil War and the establishment of Greek television as an entertainment medium. During this period,...