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Featured Articles

Film Studies for FE

Hugh Robinson, Curriculum Quality Leader at Henley College Coventry, reflects on his experience of getting young students to engage critically with film history.

Science on Screen

Dr Chris Willmott, Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry at the University of Leicester, explains how teaching staff can put the moving image to work in science education.

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Recent 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.

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