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Peer-Reviewed Articles 

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

George Smiley (Alec Guinness): A complex kind of empire hero

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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“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

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