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Featured Articles

Streaming Visual Literacy

Kevin Wilson, Subject Librarian for the Institute for Management Studies and Audiovisual Librarian at Goldsmiths College, discusses what video streaming means for the higher education library.

New Frontiers in the Spaghetti West

Dr Lee Broughton, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the University of Leeds, gives us an insight into his fellowship’s three-year research project, ‘Interpreting Representations of ‘North’ and ‘South’ in the Spaghetti West’.

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Recent Reviews

  • 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.

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