Current Issue Table of Contents

42.1 (Spring 2012)
The Critic's Choice: Book and Film Reviews

Book Reviews

Keith Reader, French Film Guide: La R├Ęgle du jeu
reviewed by Judith Holland Samecki


Nick Dawson (ed), Hal Ashby: Interviews
Karen McNally (ed), Billy Wilder, Movie Maker: Critical Essays on His Films
reviewed by Ron Briley

Karla Oeler, A Grammar of Murder: Violent Scenes and Film Form
reviewed by Inga Meier


Marnie Hughes-Warrington (ed), The History on Film Reader
reviewed by Cynthia Childs

19 Jonathan Conlin, Civilisation
reviewed by Kevin M. Flanagan

21 S. A. Thornton, The Japanese Period Film: A Critical Analysis
reviewed by Ronald Wilson

24 Yingjin Zhang, Cinema, Space, and Polylocality in a Globalizing China
reviewed by Jane Parish Yang

26 Aaron Gerow, Visions of Japanese Masculinity
reviewed by Ronald P. Loftus

29 Ron Krabill, Starring Mandela and Cosby: Media and the End(s) of Apartheid
reviewed by Julie Lavelle

32 Neil Sinyard, Richard Lester
reviewed by David Lancaster

34 Amy Lawrence, The Passion of Montgomery Clift
reviewed by Michael DeAngelis

36 George Kouvaros, Famous Faces Not Yet Themselves: The Misfits and Icons of Postwar America
reviewed by Steven Cohan

39 Ralph Donald and Karen MacDonald, Reel Men at War: Masculinity and the American War Film
reviewed by Robert Fyne

41 Anke Bernau and Bettina Bildauer (eds), Medieval Film
reviewed by Margaret Hostetler

44 M. Elise Marubbio, Killing the Indian Maiden: Images of Native American Women in Film
reviewed by Chris Stone

46 Jeanette Roan, Envisioning Asia: On Location, Travel, and the Cinematic Geography of U. S. Orientalism
reviewed by Monica Rico

48 Anthony Burke-Smith, The Look of Catholics: Portryals in Popular Culture from the Great Depression to the Cold War
reviewed by Erin Hill-Parks

50 Martin Winkler, The Fall of the Roman Empire: Film and History
reviewed by Jonathan Theodore

52 Thomas Schatz, The Genius of the System: Hollywood Filmmaking in the Studio Era
reviewed by Ron Briley

55 Louis Menashe, Moscow Believes in Tears: Russians and their Movies
reviewed by Denise J. Youngblood


Film Reviews

Divided Heaven (Der geteilte Himmel)
Stars (Sterne/Zvezdy)
reviewed by Scott Weiss


Surviving the Dust Bowl
reviewed by John Shelton Lawrence

Tales from the Script
reviewed by Laurence Raw


Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority
reviewed by Michael C. Reiff

The Schumann Encounter
reviewed by John C. Tibbetts

Mystery of the Megavolcano
Monster of the Milky Way
Mystery of the Megaflood

reviewed by A. Bowdoin Van Riper

reviewed by D. B. Jones

Shooting Women
reviewed by Monika Raesch

reviewed by Donna Yarri

Belfast Girls
reviewed by Ian Scott

Gimme Shelter -- The Rolling Stones
reviewed by Tracy Santa

Something to do with The Wall
reviewed by Glenn Marcus and John Cooper

Movie Posters