Open Access Content from ‘NRFTS’

Peer-Reviewed Articles 

The Poetics of Obsession: Understanding Kathryn Bigelow’s Characters

By Christa Van Raalte


Megan Turner (Jamie Lee Curtis) in Blue Steel (Bigelow 1990)


How does she look?: Bigelow’s Vision/Visioning Bigelow

By Deborah Jermyn

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Visioning Bigelow (2010 Academy Awards)

Joel Frykholm, “From the extraordinary to the everyday: discourses on American quality serial television in Sweden’s leading newspapers and the breakthrough of streaming TV”

Misha Kavka, A tale of two masculinities: Joaquin Phoenix, Todd Phillips, and Joker’s double can(n)on”

Martin P. Rossouw, There’s something about Malick: film-philosophy, contemplative style, and ethics of transformation” 

Jamie Sexton, “Creeping decay: cult soundtracks, residual media, and digital technologies”

Thomas Elsaesser, “Contingency, causality, complexity: distributed agency in the mind-game film”

Thomas Elsaesser, “Media Archaeology as Symptom”

Introductions to Special Issues 

Frances Pheasant-Kelly, “Innovating the Frame: Kathryn Bigelow in Close-Up”

Sean Redmond, “That joke isn’t funny anymore: a critical exploration of Joker: Introduction”

Maria San Filippo, “Radical rom-com: not an oxymoron”

Jean-Thomas Tremblay, “Breath: image and sound, an introduction”

Philippe Gauthier, “What will film studies be? Film caught between the television revolution and the digital revolution”

Anna Cooper, “Neoliberal theory and film studies”

Matt Hills & Jamie Sexton, “Cult Cinema and Technological Change”

Lydia Papadimitriou & Jeffery Ruoff, “Film festivals: origins and trajectories”

Paolo Russo & Lindsay Steenberg, “Imagining the post-forensic landscape: the crime drama on transnational television”