CineAction

An academic journal that examines film from a variety of viewpoints, with each issue focused on a central theme. Publishes scholarly articles on film theory, plus interviews with filmmakers, film reviews, book reviews, and reports from international film

Articles from No. 53, Annual

Chinese Language Films: The 24th Hong Kong International Film Festival 2000
Perhaps the greatest "cinematographic" experience in Hong Kong is one that's always available, the view from the Kowloon waterfront to Hong Kong Island: a sweep of Causeway Bay, Wanchai and Central's skyscrapers in an extreme long shot, super wide-angle...
Interracial Tensions in Night of the Living Dead
In discussing Night of the Living Dead Robin Wood find the significance of the black hero's color in its separating him from the norms of the white characters (he is the only non-white in the film)(1). His difference is thus the source of his comparative...
Monkey Shines: (Films of George A. Romero)
The cinema of George A. Romero is popularity associated with gore, special effects, and zombies. Although the "living dead" trilogy brought the director world renown, it also trapped him in a one-dimensional interpretive framework. Despite the dubious...
Postmodern Cinema and the Death of the Hero
Film heroes, or protagonists, fascinate and intrigue us today, just as they have since the invention of motion pictures. People never tire of reading or viewing narratives of heroic individuals struggling against overwhelming odds. Interest in heroes...
Saying It with Flowers: (Movie American Beauty)
What is American Beauty about? It may seem an odd question to ask after the massive attention the film has received. The rapturous reviews, the huge and unexpected commercial success and the multiple Oscars--all of these would suggest that it's...
Some Arbitrary Forays into the Toronto Film Festival
With over three hundred films over a period of twelve days it has become impossible to cover the Toronto Film Festival. It seems legitimate, however, to begin by foregrounding some of the problems and the decisions with which one solves them. First,...
Tomorrow Is My Birthday: Placing Apocalypse in Millennial Cinema
It is only too easy to conceive that a bomb that could destroy all trace of places as we know them ... could also destroy all feelings as we know them, so irretrievably and so happily are recognition, memory, history, valor, love, all the instincts...