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Stuart Gordon

Animated by a singularly subversive spirit, the fiendishly intelligent works of Stuart Gordon (1947–2020) are distinguished by their arrant boldness and scab-picking wit. Provocative gems such as Re-Animator ...

The Savvy Sphinx

By Robert Dance
Categories: Film Studies

Named a 2022 Richard Wall Award Finalist by the Theatre Library Association

From the late 1920s through the thirties, Greta Garbo (1905–1990) was the biggest star in Hollywood. She stopped making films ...

Otto Preminger

Otto Preminger (1905–1986), whose Hollywood career spanned the 1930s through the 1970s, is popularly remembered for the acclaimed films he directed, among which are the classic film noir Laura, the ...

The Films of Fred Schepisi

By Brian McFarlane
Categories: Film Studies

Fred Schepisi is one of the crucial names associated with the revival of the Australian film industry in the 1970s. The Films of Fred Schepisi traces the lead-up to his critical successes in feature filmmaking, ...

Black Panther

Named a Nonfiction Book Awards Gold Winner by the Nonfiction Authors Association
Gold Winner of the 2022 eLit Book Award for Popular Culture
Winner of a National Indie Excellence Award in the category ...

Conversations with Sam Shepard

A prolific playwright, Sam Shepard (1943–2017) wrote fifty-six produced plays, for which he won many awards, including a Pulitzer Prize. He was also a compelling, Oscar-nominated film actor, appearing ...

Alain Resnais

Among the most innovative and influential filmmakers of the twentieth century, Alain Resnais (1922–2014) did not originally set out to become a director. He trained as an actor and film editor and, ...

Retcon Game

The superhero Wolverine time travels and changes storylines. On Torchwood, there's a pill popped to alter memories of the past. The narrative technique of retroactive continuity seems rife lately, given ...

Projections of Passing

By N. Megan Kelley
Categories: Film Studies

A key concern in postwar America was “who's passing for whom?” Analyzing representations of passing in Hollywood films reveals changing cultural ideas about authenticity and identity in a country ...

Lost in the Dark

By Brad Weismann
Categories: Film Studies

Two horror films were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2018, and one of them—The Shape of Water—won. Since 1990, the production of horror films has risen exponentially worldwide, ...