Open Access Reading List

Peer-Reviewed Articles 

Of fleas and Parasite: unpacking class and space in Bong Joon-ho’s Barking Dogs Never Bite

By Bonnie Tilland and Beth Tsai

‘Unique joy’: Netflix, pleasure and the shaping of queer taste

By Clara Bradbury-Rance

Melancholy, respectability, and credibility in Sean Baker’s Tangerine

By Paige Macintosh

Child spectators: towards a phenomenological perspective on the imaginary transformations of reality

By Bettina Henzler

‘Humanity rising from the depths of brine’: an oceanic politics in Disney’s Moana

By Kevin Chew

Cinematic cultures of descent: the other sides of the mountaineering story

By Eva-Maria Müller

Imagining Taking Tiger Mountain (by strategy): two landscapes of the Anthropocene, 1970 and 2014

By Sean Cubitt

Sonic modernities: capitalism, noise, and the city essay film

By Laura Rascaroli

Representing public service and post-militariness in Bodyguard (BBC,2018)

By Katy Parry

Suggestive verbalizations in film: on character speech and sensory imagination

By Julian Hanich

‘Englishmen could be proud then, George’: echoes of empire in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (BBC 1979)

By Philip Kiszely

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

By Joel Frykholm

The Poetics of Obsession: Understanding Kathryn Bigelow’s Characters

By Christa Van Raalte

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

By Deborah Jermyn

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

By Misha Kavka

There’s something about Malick: film-philosophy, contemplative style, and ethics of transformation

By Martin P. Rossouw

Creeping decay: cult soundtracks, residual media, and digital technologies

By Jamie Sexton

Contingency, causality, complexity: distributed agency in the mind-game film

By Thomas Elsaesser

Media Archaeology as Symptom

By Thomas Elsaesser

Introductions to Special Issues 

Towards a catalogue of cine-genres

By Nathan Holmes and Colin Williamson

Innovating the Frame: Kathryn Bigelow in Close-Up

By Frances Pheasant-Kelly

That joke isn’t funny anymore: a critical exploration of Joker: Introduction

By Sean Redmond

Radical rom-com: not an oxymoron

By Maria San Filippo

Breath: image and sound, an introduction

By Jean-Thomas Tremblay

What will film studies be? Film caught between the television revolution and the digital revolution

By Philippe Gauthier

Neoliberal theory and film studies

By Anna Cooper

Cult Cinema and Technological Change

By Matt Hills & Jamie Sexton

Film festivals: origins and trajectories

By Lydia Papadimitriou & Jeffery Ruoff

Imagining the post-forensic landscape: the crime drama on transnational television

By Paolo Russo & Lindsay Steenberg