British Universities Film & Video Council

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Viewfinder Reviews

  • The Children of Green Knowe

    Prof Stephen Lacey reviews the BBC’s adaptation of Lucy M. Boston’s popular children’s novel, recently released on DVD.

  • 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.

  • The End of Cinema?

    Prof Lisa Purse reviews Gaudreault and Marion’s analysis of cinema in the digital age.

  • Black Girl/Borom Sarret

    Prof David Murphy reviews the BFI’s dual-edition release of Ousmane Sembene’s Black Girl and Borom Sarret.

  • The Use and Abuse of Cinema

    Dr Martin Brady reviews Eric Rentschler’s account of German film history.

  • How Films Were Made & Shown

    Dr Luke McKernan reviews David Cleveland and Brian Pritchard’s book on the history and mechanics of film.

  • British Television Animation

    Prof Paul Wells reviews Van Norris’ study of the British animated comic tradition.

  • Make More Noise!

    Kristyn Gorton reviews the BFI National Archive’s compilation of suffragettes in early silent film.

  • Bollywood’s India

    Dr Deimantas Valančiūnas reviews Rachel Dwyer’s book on India through the lens of popular Hindi film.