British Universities Film & Video Council

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Viewfinder Reviews

  • 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.

  • A History of 1970s Experimental Film

    Dr Glyn Davis reviews Patti Gaal-Holmes’ account of experimental British film in the 1970s.

  • Latin American Cinema

    Dr Sarah Barrow reviews Stephen Hart’s account of Latin American cinema from its origins to the present day.

  • Jim Jarmusch: Music, Words, Noise

    Jamie Sexton reviews Sarah Piazza’s book on one of America’s most revered independent filmmakers.

  • Hollywood and the Americanization of Britain

    Dr Sheldon Hall reviews Mark Glancy’s study on the reception of American movies within Britain.