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Featured Articles

Myth of the BBC?

Dr Tom Mills, Lecturer in Sociology and Policy at Aston University, charts a brief history of political bias at the Corporation in his new book, The BBC: Myth of a Public Service.

Enter the Future: Behind the Scenes of a New MOOC

Gina Marchetti, Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park and Stacilee Ford, from the University of Hong Kong, explain the thinking behind their new MOOC, Hong Kong Cinema Through a Global Lens.

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Recent Reviews

  • A Special Day

    Dr Louis Bayman reviews CultFilm’s Blu-ray/DVD release of Ettore Scola’s A Special Day.

  • Ken Russell: The Great Composers/The Great Passions

    Prof John Hill reviews the recent Blu-ray/DVD releases of the BFI’s collections of Ken Russell films.

  • 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.

  • Tower of London

    Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes reviews a new Blu-ray of Roger Corman’s gothic horror history Tower of London.

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