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Viewfinder Reviews

  • The Big Melt

    We review Martin Wallace and Jarvis Cocker’s documentary about Sheffield, an ‘evocative example of contemporary poetic realism’

  • Rome, Open City

    We review a classic of Italian neo-realist cinema.

  • The Caesars

    Dr Marco Angelini looks at The Caesars (1968) and other examples of depictions of Roman History on screen.

  • The American Imperial Gothic

    Steve Connor reviews a new book that looks at manifestations of US imperialsm in a Gothic mode.

  • Mad, Bad and Dangerous

    We review Christopher Frayling’s look at the representations of boffins on film.

  • Battle of the Somme

    Dr Nicholas Hiley reviews a now hard-to-find DVD presentation of a classic First World War documentary.

  • Screening Twilight

    Rebecca Williams reviews a new collection on the Twilight phenomenon.

  • Film and History

    Dr Keith M. Johnston eviews a comprehensive overview of film history as both discipline and subject matter.

  • The Woman Who Married Clark Gable

    Dr Barry Monahan reviews a sudy of Sean O’Faolain’s classic story that includes a DVD of Thaddeus O’Sullivan’s film adaptation.

  • Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader

    Gareth Longstaff takes a look at a new book on the work of Slavoj Žižek.