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. 45, Annual

Amor Vertical
by Scott Forsyth Two films at the Festival from Ukraine and Cuba offered entertaining and provocative explorations of love, suicide and individualism in the tumultuous uncertainties and economic traumas of their respectively post-Communist and still-Communist...
Exil Shanghai
by Florence Jacobowitz Ulrike Ottinger's Exil Shanghai is a contemplation on the experience of the Jewish exile community in Shanghai, from the early party of the century through to 1950. The film is structured by a series of interviews (which appear...
Faces Changing Colour Changing Canon: Shifting Cultural Foci within Contemporary Canadian Cinema
Is not the mirror both a reflection of reality and a projection of the imagination? --Carlos Fuentes (1) Every living being is also a fossil. Within it, all the way down to the microscopic structure of its proteins, it bears the traces if not...
Friend of the Deceased
by Scott Forsyth Two films at the Festival from Ukraine and Cuba offered entertaining and provocative explorations of love, suicide and individualism in the tumultuous uncertainties and economic traumas of their respectively post-Communist and still-Communist...
Gay Movies, West and East: In & out; Happy Together
Judging from the mainstream media, we have reached a post AIDS environment in North America and, according to some of its critics, our society has moved to a post-gay-and-lesbian mentality. In a fairly recent weekend edition of Toronto's most upscale...
Highway 61 Revisited
This article grows out of an introductory communications course where students were asked to undertake a structural analysis of Bruce McDonald's Highway 61 (1991). The film is easy fodder for a classic structural analysis given the radical juxtapositions...
"I Want Out!" Bound and Invested: Lesbian Desire Hollywood Ethnography
--Violet, from Bound This essay (1) is grounded in the three triangulated premises suggested by my subtitle: first, that lesbian desire has always haunted a mainstream, popular imaginary; (2) second, that such hauntings have equally lurked in and...
Nil by Mouth
Gummo by Susan Morrison On the whole, my feeling was that this year's festival was much more interesting than last year's in terms of the calibre of films shown over the course of its 10 days duration. While the 1996 version had seemed compromised...
Rapport of Screens: New Sites for Crosscultural Media
Three decades ago, when Frantz Fanon spoke of cultural decolonization, he envisioned a stage of liberation in which emancipatory self-determination became an act of violence. (1) Likewise, Third World film theorists proposed that after their cinema...
To Act Is to Be: Identity in Recent Quebec Cinema
Writing about the films of Jean Pierre Lefebvre, Seth Feldman had noted that his characters seem "to be asking not so much `Who am I'but `What part am I being called upon to play?" (1) The context here is a filmmaker of the 1960s and 70s, but he could...
Uncut
by Marcy Goldberg Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else. --Italo...
Wolves Cry under the Moon
by Robin Wood The cinema of Taiwan continues to astonish: so small a country, so many remarkable directors, so many densely worked, intelligent, complex, intellectually and aesthetically sophisticated films, not one of which, aside from Ang Lee's...
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