20th Anniversary Editorial Team Picks

New Review of Film and Television Studies is thrilled to be celebrating our 20th anniversary! In recognition of the milestone, we are offering free access to favorite articles from the journal chosen by past, present, and future members of our editorial team. Check out our picks below, and enjoy!

Warren Buckland, Founder and former Editor in Chief (2003-15)

Wes Anderson’s ambivalent film style: the relation between mise-en-scène and emotion

By Sunhee Lee

Kyle Stevens, former Editor in Chief (2016-19)

Cruising the unknown: film as rhythm and embodied apprehension in L’Inconnu du lac/Stranger by the Lake (2013)

By Saige Walton

Matt Connolly, current Book Reviews Editor (2016-23) and incoming Editor in Chief (2024-)

The monogamous/promiscuous optics in contemporary gay film: registering the amorous couple in Weekend (2011) and Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (2016)

By Cüneyt Çakırlar & Gary Needham

Maria San Filippo, Editor in Chief (2020-23)

‘There is a reason why Sporty Spice is the only one of them without a fella …’: the ‘lesbian potential’ of Bend it Like Beckham

By Katharina Lindner

Max Bledstein, current Online Editor (2023) and incoming Associate Editor (2024-)

‘Look Out Behind You!’ Grounding suspense in the slasher film

By Maarten Coëgnarts and Miklós Kiss

M. Sellers Johnson, current Blog Book Reviews Editor (2023) and incoming Book Reviews Editor (2024-)

The affective sublime in Lars von Trier’s Melancholia and Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life

By Sarah French and Zoë Shacklock 

Geneveive Newman, incoming Online Editor (2024-)

Activist horror film: the genre as tool for change

By Johnny Walker