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Featured Articles

Shiny New Copyright Laws

In October the latest batch of revisions to British Copyright law flowing from the Hargreaves review finally came into effect after several years of development and debate. Jason Miles-Campbell, looks ahead and asks, ‘What’s in it for the world of the audiovisual?’

British Black and Asian Shakespeare: Untold Stories

A Warwick University team has been awarded an AHRC grant for a project to put together the story of the contribution made to British Shakespeare by black and Asian theatre artists since 1930.

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Recent 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.

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