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Robinson in Ruins (Keiller, 2010)

Book reviews

Contents: Allan Cameron on Millennial Cinema: Memory in Global Film  Daniele Rugo on The View from The Train  Deborah Allison on Falling Down Rochelle Siemienowicz

Falling Down

Falling Down by Jude Davies

Falling Down is one of the latest entries in the ‘Controversies’ series, edited by Stevie Simkin and Julian Petley, and continues its project of studying

The Home Song Stories (Tony Ayres, 2007)

Transnational Australian Cinema: Ethics in the Asian Diasporas by Olivia Khoo, Belinda Smaill, and Audrey Yue

For those of us with an interest in Australian film, the idea of Asian Australian cinema might evoke a short list of names and titles,

Robinson in Space (Keiller, 1997)

The Overlook: On Patrick Keiller’s The View from The Train

An island is always an uncomfortable entity, for there the struggle between earth and water is simply contained, never entirely over. In one of many

Kikujiro (Takeshi Kitano, 1999)

Flowering Blood: The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano, by Sean Redmond

We are in Tokyo in search of the oldest noodle restaurant in Japan. Its 1999 and pre-gps. Guided by scant details offered in the travel

The Namesake (Mira Nair, 2006)

Millennial Cinema: Memory in Global Film. Ed. Amresh Sinha and Terence McSweeney.

In the introduction to Millennial Cinema: Memory in Global Film, Amresh Sinha and Terence McSweeney make a case for their anthology’s unique contribution to film

Nicole Kidman -  Australia (Luhrmann, 2008)

Nicole Kidman: Stardom, Performance and Persona

I started reading Pam Cook’s study of Nicole Kidman at the same time that I started listening to the new David Bowie album. The song,

The Word of Tomorrow Exhibit, 1939 World’s Fair

Book Reviews

Contents: Leon Gurevitch on The Horror Sensorium Hannah Graves on John Wayne’s World: Transnational Masculinity in the Fifties  Laura Henderson on American Smart Cinema Ken Mogg

American Smart Cinema

American Smart Cinema by Claire Perkins

To say that the American independent film scene is the product of serendipity is an exercise in colossal understatement. Like a kaleidoscope clicking into place,

Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)

Back to Freud! Superbitch! Alfred Hitchcock’s 50-Year Obsession with Jack the Ripper and the Eternal Prostitute. A Psycho-analytic Interpretation by Theodore Price

The explanation for the Woman Double theme of The Virgin and The Whore, which I would like to believe is common cultural knowledge by now,

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