MOVIE: A Journal of Film Criticism is a refereed academic publication whose aim is to create a forum for the range of analysis, debate and discussion that only a journal devoted to a detailed film criticism can adequately provide. We are committed to publishing rigorous but accessible critical writing, at a variety of lengths, that is responsive to the detailed texture and artistry of film and television, old and new. We also welcome articles that illuminate concepts, analytical methods and questions in film aesthetics that are of significance to film criticism. The journal is published on a bi-annual basis.
Film Studies For Free is jumping for joy! MOVIE, the legendary film magazine (1962-2000) published and designed by the late, and much lamented, Ian Cameron (1937-2010) and source of some of the most brilliant and influential writing on film ever, has inspired the beautiful birth of Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism, an online and openly accessible scholarly periodical, with a website hosted by the University of Warwick.
Many of the same people central to MOVIE’s earlier incarnation are involved this time around (Victor Perkins, Douglas Pye, Jim Hillier, Charles Barr, Deborah Thomas, Ed Gallafent, Michael Walker) together with a whole host of some of the best and brightest younger film writers (Andrew Klevan, James Macdowell, John Gibbs, Kathrina Glitre).
FSFF hasn’t read it yet, but wanted to rush you the news. So, as usual, the table of contents (with direct links to PDF files) is pasted in below.
Wow, wow, wow…
- Ian Cameron: a Tribute V. F. Perkins
- Films, Directors and Critics Ian Cameron, reprinted from Movie 2
- Access and Excess in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Lucy Fife Donaldson
- Fugitive Physicality and Female Performance in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s The Marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss and Lola Kate Leadbetter
- Notes on Quirky James MacDowell
- At the Border: the Limits of Knowledge in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada and No Country for Old Men Douglas Pye
- Limbo: Frustrated Narration Deborah Thomas
- Acting Ordinary in The Shop Around the Corner George Toles
- The Rhetoric of The Wire James Zborowski
This issue edited by Edward Gallafent and John Gibbs, with grateful acknowledgement of the contributions of Lucy Fife Donaldson and James MacDowell.