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Viewfinder Reviews

  • Visions of Avant-Garde Film

    Donatella Valente, doctoral candidate at Birkbeck, reviews Kamila Kuc’s study of Polish avant-garde film.

  • Jonathan Miller – One Thing and Another

    Prof John Cook looks at a new collection of writing by the influential author, writer and director.

  • Spanish Gothic

    Dr Leon Hunt reviews Xavier Reyes’ detailed study of the Spanish Gothic in literature and on film.

  • Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century

    Dr Lorna Jowett reviews Stacey Abbott’s new book about the undead in twenty-first century film and television.

  • The New Scottish Cinema

    Dr Simon Brown reviews Jonathan Murray’s study of new Scottish cinema.

  • Slums on Screen

    Tamara Courage reviews Igor Krstić’s exploration of slums and their representation in world cinema.

  • Mexican Cinema

    Prof Stephen M. Hart reviews Charles Ramírez Berg’s analysis of classical Mexican cinema.

  • Haunted Seasons

    Dr Stacey Abbott reviews Derek Johnston’s book on the relationship between ghost stories and seasonal television programming.

  • Political Animals

    Dr Janet McCabe reviews Sophie Mayer’s account of the new wave of feminist filmmakers, and the ideas that politicise them.

  • A New History of British Documentary

    Prof Michael Chanan reviews James Chapman’s A New History of British Documentary.