Making distinctions between testimony given by the victim and confession made by the perpetrator, Raya Morag ventures to define and analyse perpetrator trauma in Israeli cinema, post- second-Intifada.
Ramona Fotiade explores the making of Jean-Luc Godard’s À bout de souffle and some of the technical aspects that made it such a landmark in cinema history.
With the BFI beginning a two month retrospective of Satyajit Ray in August, Andrew Robinson reflects on the continuing appeal of this master filmmaker.
Be servile, or die. During the 1930s Catholic agencies set to reshape Hollywood’s films, creating a cultural product that presented exemplars of pro-Catholic sexual virtues. Alexander McGregor, author of The Catholic Church in Hollywood, explains how and why.
Tarantino’s Django Unchained has renewed interest in Italy’s westerns of the 1960s. But what are these films about? Austin Fisher argues that labelling them as ‘political’ overlooks their complexity of engagement.
In the age of the ‘kidult’, is the term ‘family film’ still an appropriate description for all-age entertainment?
Seth Alexander Thévoz. Recently, Sight and Sound’s decennial critics’ poll displaced Citizen Kane from its perch; after a fifty year reign, Orson Welles’ dazzling debut did not take the top spot. This was a pity; but not for the reason that Wellesians worldwide lamented as their King was deposed.