Members of the Film-Philosophy listserv might be especially interested in these article in the new issue of JUMP CUT: A Review of Contemporary media. Free, online, now
Should the Dark Knight Have Risen?
by Todd McGowan
The radical politics of Christopher Nolan's new film lies in Bane's voice and in its critique of the idea of harmony and balance, as represented by Miranda Tate.
The rape-revenge film: biocultural implications
by David Andrews
This article looks at rape-revenge movies from a biocultural perspective, using sexual-selection theory to understand rape-revenge conventions.
Feeling and form in the films of Claire Denis
by Ian Murphy
Shattering the laws of traditional narrative, Denis’ films Beau travail (1999) and Vendredi soir (2002) promote a purely rhythmic form that calls for a deeper mode of viewer engagement – with the screen, and with the self.
Time after time: cinema, trauma, and (a)temporality
by Allan Cameron.
Review of Todd McGowan's Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema
On suffering and human eloquence:
commemorating 9/11, televised U.S. coverage in 2011
by Isabel Pinedo.
Televised programs commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11 sought to construct redemptive narratives of various kind, but the most powerful, the mini-eulogies and the documentary approach, revolved around human affect in contrasting ways.
Streaming death: the politics of dying on YouTube
by Jennifer Malkowski
Documentary footage of two violent deaths—Oscar Grant’s and Neda Agha-Soltan’s—circulating on YouTube reveals the promise and perils of activist Internet video.
English ladies to liberators? How Pirates of the Caribbean and Alice in Wonderland mobilize aristocratic white femininity
by Kendra Marston
Examining the narrative trajectories of female protagonists in recent Hollywood blockbusters reveals that stories of feminist liberation may be utilized in order to mask power structures that privilege whiteness.
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