Film & History strives to publish timely, insightful reviews of scholarly books on film and history, broadly conceived. If a book on the list below catches your scholarly interest, please consider reviewing it for us.

Reviews should be between 500 and 1500 words, and offer a critical assessment of the book’s value to scholars as well as an overview of its contents. Reviews may be submitted in any format, but are subject to editing to fit Film & History‘s house style. Film & History will consider unsolicited reviews for publication, provided they meet the journal’s standards for length, style, and content.

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Film Reviews

Rebecca Weeks

Books Available for Review in Film & History (January 1, 2020)

100 Essential Indian FilmsRohit K. Dasgupta and Sangeeta DattaRowman & Littlefield2019
1968 And Global CinemaChristina Gerhardt and Sara SaljoughiWayne State University Press2018
A Critical Companion To Steven SpielbergBarkman and SannaLexington Books2019
Aesthetics and the Cinematic NarrativeMichael Peter BolusAnthem Press2019
African American Cinema Through Black Lives ConsciousnessMark A. ReidWayne State University Press2019
African Cinema and Human RightsMette Hjort and Eva JorholtIndiana University Press2019
American ObscurantismPeter LurieOxford University Press2018
André Bazin’s Film TheoryAngela Dalle VaccheOxford University Press2020
Animated PersonalitiesDavid McGowanUniversity of Texas Press2019
Arab Modernism as World CinemaPeter LimbrickUniversity of California Press2020
Arctic CinemasLilya Kaganovsky, Scott MacKenzie, Anna Westerstahl StenportIndiana University Press2019
Audio-VisionMichel ChionColumbia University Press2019
Beyond MethodScott BalcerzakWayne State University Press2018
Big DealKevin WinklerOxford University Press2018
Blood In The StreetsAustin FisherEdinburgh University Press2019
Books to FilmBarry Keith GrantGale2018
Bright SignalsSusan MurrayDuke University Press2018
Cartoon VisionDan BasharaUniversity of California Press2019
Celluloid Classicism, Early Tamil Cinema and the Making of Modern BharatanatyamHari KrishnanWesleyan University Press2019
Chinese Revolutionary Cinema: Propaganda, Aesthetics and Internationalsim 1949-1966Jessica Ka Yee ChanI.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.2019
Cinema Against DoublethinkDavid Martin-JonesRoutledge2019
CinemagritteLucy FischerWayne State University Press2019
Cinema of CollaborationMariana IvanovaBerghahn Books2020
Cinematic CryptonymiesOfer EliazWayne State University Press2018
Clarence Brown: Hollywood’s Forgotten MasterGwenda YoungUniversity Press of Kentucky2018
Clocking OutKaren PinkusUniversity of Minnesota Press2020
Cold War CosmopolitanismChristina KleinUniversity of California Press2020
Comics and Pop CultureBarry Keith Grant and Scott HendersonUniversity of Texas Press2019
Coming TogetherRyan PowellThe University of Chicago Press2019
Concrete and CountrysideCarmelo EsterrichUniversity of Pittsburgh Press2018
Contemporary French CinemaAlan Singerman and Michèle BissièreHackett Publishing Company2018
Creating Interior AtmosphereJean WhiteheadBloomsbury Publishing2018
Creativity and CopyrightJohn L. Geiger & Howard SuberUniversity of California Press2019
CreepshowSimon BrownAuteur Publishing2019
Criminalization/AssimilationPhillippa GatesRutgers University Press2019
Critical MassSteven UngarUniversity of Minnesota Press2018
Dark Forces at WorkCynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van RiperLexington Books2020
Derek Jarman’s Medieval ModernRobert MillsD.S. Brewer2018
Detecting the South in Fiction, Film & TelevisionDeborah E. Barker & Theresa StarkeyLouisiana State University Press2019
Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge ReaderRichard LangstonCornell University Press2019
Digital CinemaStephen PrinceRutgers University Press2019
Documentary Across PlatformsPatricia R. ZimmermannIndiana University Press2019
Docu-Fictions of WarTatiana ProrokovaUniversity of Nebraska Press2018
Double Visions, Double FictionsBaryon Tensor PosadasUniversity of Minnesota Press2018
Encyclopedia of Best Films: Volume 1, A-JJay Robert NashRowman & Littlefield2019
Encyclopedia of Best Films: Volume 2, K-RJay Robert NashRowman & Littlefield2019
Encyclopedia of Best Films: Volume 3, S-UJay Robert NashRowman & Littlefield2019
Encyclopedia of Best Films: Volume 4, V-ZJay Robert NashRowman & Littlefield2019
Enduring ImagesMorgan AdamsonUniversity of Minnesota Press2018
Ennio MorriconeAlessandro De Rosa and Ennio MorriconeOxford University Press2019
Expanding the Black Film Canon: Race and Genre Across Six DecadesLisa Doris AlexanderUniversity Press of Kansas2019
Fascism and Resistance in Italian CinemaDominic H. GavinTroubador Publishing Ltd.2020
Fidel Between The LinesLaura-Zoë HumphreysDuke University Press2019
Figure and Force in Animation AestheticsRyan PiersonOxford University Press2020
Film And The HistorianPhilip GillettCambridge Scholars Publishing2019
Film BodiesKatharina LindnerI.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.2018
Film, Music, MemoryBerthold HoecknerThe University of Chicago Press2019
Film Noir PrototypesAlain Silver & James UrsiniApplause Theatre and Cinema Books2018
Flaming CreaturesConstantine VerevisWallflower Press2020
Foucault At The MoviesMichael Foucault, Patrice Maniglier, Dork ZabunyanColumbia University Press2018
Frame By FrameHannah FrankUniversity of California Press2019
Free and Easy? A Defining History of the American Film Musical GenreSean GriffinWiley Blackwell2018
FrenzyIan CooperAuteur Publishing2018
Gender and Sexuality in East German FilmKyle Frackman and Faye StewartCamden House2018
Going ViralDahlia SchweitzerRutgers University Press2018
Gothic Imagination in Latin American Fiction and FilmCarmen A. SerranoUniversity of New Mexico Press2019
Habsburg’s Last WarHannes LeidingerUniversity of New Orleans Press2018
Happiness by DesignJustus NielandUniversity of Minnesota Press2020
Historical Dictionary of German CinemaRobert C. Reimer and Carol J. ReimerRowman & Littlefield2019
History and Film Eleftheria ThanouliBloomsbury Publishing2019
Hollywood DiplomacyHye Seung ChungRutgers University Press2020
Hollywood Goes LatinMaria Elena de las Carreras and Jan-Christopher HorakIndiana University Press2019
Hollywood HarmonyFrank LehmanOxford University Press2018
Hollywood Her StoryJill S. Tietjen, P.E. and Barbara BridgesLyons Press2019
Hollywood by HollywoodSteven CohanOxford University Press2019
Hollywood in HavanaMegan FeeneyThe University of Chicago Press2019
Hollywood In San FranciscoJoshua GleichUniversity of Texas Press2018
Hollywood Math And AftermathJ.D. ConnorBloomsbury Publishing2018
Hollywood’s Dirtiest SecretHunter VaughanColumbia University Press2019
Hooked on HollywoodLeonard MaltinGoodKnight Books2018
House of UsherEvert Jan Van LeeuwenAuteur Publishing2019
Imperial BenevolenceScott Laderman and Tim GruenewaldUniversity of California Press2018
InceptionDavid CarterAuteur Publishing2019
Information Fantasies: Precarious Mediation in Postsocialist ChinaXiao LiuUniversity of Minnesota Press2019
Interpreting AnimeChristopher BoltonUniversity of Minnesota Press2018
It FollowsJoshua GrimmAuteur Publishing2018
Jack LordSylvia D. LynchMcFarland & Company, Inc.2018
James Friedrich and Cathedral FilmsKenneth SuitLexington Books2018
Journal of Italian Cinema & Media StudiesFlavia Laviosa Intellect Ltd.2018
Justice on DemandTanya HoreckWayne State University Press2019
Late WesternsLee Clark MitchellUniversity of Nebraska Press2018
Liberating HollywoodMaya Montañez SmuklerRutgers University Press2019
Lights, Camera, Execution!Helen J. Knowles, Bruce E. Altschuler & Jaclyn SchildkrautLexington Books2019
Los Angeles DocumentaryJoshua GlickUniversity of California Press2018
Main Street MoviesMartin L. JohnsonIndiana University Press2018
Making Images MoveGregory ZinmanUniversity of California Press2020
Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Spike LeeJames F. ScottLexington Books2019
Media In MindDaniel ReynoldsOxford University Press2019
Media In Postapartheid South AfricaSean JacobsIndiana University Press2019
Mel Brooks FAQDale ShermanApplause Books2018
Memory, Place and AutobiographyJill DanielsCambridge Scholars Publishing2019
Meryl StreepAlma H. Bond, Ph.D.Bancroft Press2019
Mock ClassicismNilo CouretUniversity of California Press2018
Monstrous FormsAdam Charles HartOxford University Press2020
Movement Action Image MontageLuka ArsenjukUniversity of Minnesota Press2018
Movies, Songs, and Electronic SoundCharles O’BrienIndiana University Press2019
Movies to See before You Graduate from High SchoolMichael HowarthRowman & Littlefield2020
Moving Images On The MarginsSeth HowesCamden House2019
Moving Pictures, Still LivesJames TweedieOxford University Press2018
Napoli/New York/Hollywood: Film Between Italy And The United StatesGiuliana MuscioFordham University Press2019
Narrative HumanismWyatt Moss-WellingtonEdinburgh University Press2019
Nightmares in the Dream SanctuaryDonna KornhaberUniversity of Chicago Press2020
No End In SightAnna KrakusUniversity of Pittsburgh Press2018
Nobody’s Girl FridayJ.E. SmythOxford University Press2018
Nordic Film Cultures and Cinemas of ElsewhereAnna Westerstahl Stenport and Arne LundeEdinburgh University Press2019
On The ScreenAriel RogersColumbia University Press2019
Palestinian Cinema In The Days Of RevolutionNadia YaqubUniversity of Texas Press2018
People Only Die Of Love in Movies: Film Writing by Jim RidleySteve HaruchVanderbilt University Press2018
Perpetrator CinemaRaya MoragColumbia University Press2020
Phantom Lady, Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, The Forgotten Woman Behind HitchcockChristina LaneChicago Review Press2020
Politics, Hollywood StyleJohn HeyrmanLexington Books2018
Posthumous ImagesChad EliasDuke University Press2018
Preston SturgesNick Smedley and Tom SturgesIntellect2019
Race And The Revolutionary Impulse In The Spook Who Sat By The DoorMichael T. Martin, David C. Wall and Marilyn YaquintoIndiana University Press2018
Ray Bolger: More Than a ScarecrowHolly Van LeuvenOxford University Press2019
Ray by RayNicca RayThree Rooms Press2020
Red Hot MamaLauren Rebecca SklaroffUniversity of Texas Press2018
Refocus The Films of Barbara KoppleJeff Jaeckle and Susan RyanEdinburgh University Press2019
Reorienting OzuJinhee ChoiOxford University Press2018
Residual FuturesFranz PrichardColumbia University Press2019
Resistance, Heroism, LossThomas Cragin and Laura A. SalsiniFairleigh Dickinson University Press2018
Re-Viewing The PastSean D. O’ReillyBloomsbury Publishing2018
Robert Paul and the Origins of British CinemaIan ChristieThe University of Chicago Press2019
Robin Wood On The Horror FilmBarry Keith GrantWayne State University Press2018
RobocopOmar AhmedAuteur Publishing2018
Roger Sandall’s Films and Contemporary AnthropologyLorraine MortimerIndiana University Press2019
RollerballAndrew NetteAuteur Publishing2018
Runaway HollywoodDaniel SteinhartUniversity of California Press2019
Ruth BeckermannEszter Kondor and Michael LoebensteinFilm Museum Synema Publication2019
Scenarios IIWerner HerzogUniversity of Minnesota Press2018
Scenarios IIIWerner HerzogUniversity of Minnesota Press2019
ScreamSteven WestAuteur Publishing2019
Screen StoriesCarl PlantingaOxford University Press2018
Screened EncountersCaroline MoineBerghahn Books2018
Screening The Red Army FactionChristina GerhardtBloomsbury Publishing2018
Seeing By ElectricityDoron GaliliDuke University Press2020
Sensations of HistoryJames J. HodgeUniversity of Minnesota Press2019
Sensuous CinemaKaya Davies HayonBloomsbury Publishing2018
Shooting The SommeBob CarruthersPen and Sword2018
Show TrialThomas DohertyColumbia University Press2018
Sidney LumetMaura SpiegelSt. Martin’s Press2019
Silent CinemaPaolo Cherchi UsaiBritish Film Institute2019
Silent Serial SensationsBarbara Tepa LupackCornell University Press2020
Silver Screen Hasidic JewsShaina HammermanIndiana University Press2018
Sofia CoppolaAnna Backman RogersBerghahn Books2019
Some Kind of MirrorAmanda KonkleRutgers University Press2019
Sound, Image, Silence: Art and the Aural Imaginationin the Atlantic WorldMichael GaudioUniversity of Minnesota Press2019
Southern History on ScreenBryan M. JackUniversity Press of Kentucky2019
Specters of Slapstick & Silent Film ComediennesMaggie HennefeldColumbia University Press2018
Stan Brakhage in Rolling Stock, 1980-1990Jerry WhiteWilfrid Laurier University Press2018
Stanley KubrickNathan AbramsRutgers University Press2018
Star Wars After LucasDan GoldingUniversity of Minnesota Press2019
Starring Red Wing!Linda M. WaggonerUniversity of Nebraska Press2019
Studying Horror CinemaBryan TurnockAuteur Publishing2019
Studying IdaSheila SkaffAuteur Publishing2018
Studying The Hurt LockerTerence McSweeneyAuteur Publishing2019
Technology and Film Scholarship Experience, Study, TheorySantiago HidalgoAmsterdam University Press2018
Telling Migrant StoriesEsteban E. Loustaunau and Lauren E. ShawUniversity of Florida Press2018
That Was Entertainment: The Golden Age of the MGM MusicalBernard F. DickUniversity Press of Mississippi2018
The Apartment ComplexPamela Robertson WojcikDuke University Press2018
The Arts of CinemaMartin SeelCornell University Press2018
The Berlin School And Its Global ContextsMarco Abel and Jaimey FisherWayne State University Press2018
The Bible Onscreen in the New MilleniumWickham ClaytonManchester University Press2020
The Birth of a NationMichael T. MartinIndiana University Press2019
The Cinema of John MiliusAlfio LeottaLexington Books2019
The Cinema of Louis MallePhilippe MetWallflower Press2018
The Coen Brothers And The Comedy Of DemocracyMacDonald and CraigLexington Books2019
The Contemporary Russian Cinema Reader 2005-2016Rimgaila SalysAcademic Studies Press2019
The DamnedNick RiddleAuteur Publishing2019
The DevilsDarren ArnoldAuteur Publishing2019
The Dynamic FramePatrick KeatingColumbia University Press2019
The Eloquent ScreenGilberto PerezUniversity of Minnesota Press2019
The Empathic ScreenVittorio Gallese and Michele GuerraOxford University Press2020
The Films of Bill MorrisonBernd HerzogenrathAmsterdam University Press2018
The Films of Clint EastwoodMatt Wanat and Leonard EngelUniversity of New Mexico Press2018
The Films of Jess FrancoAntonio Lázaro-Reboll and Ian OlneyWayne State University Press2018
The FlyEmma WestwoodAuteur Publishing2018
The Handmaid’s TaleKaren A. Ritzenhoff and Janis L. GoldieLexington Books2019
The Hell of War Comes HomeOwen W. Gilman Jr.University Press of Mississippi2018
The Hollywood RenaissancePeter Kramer and Yannis TzioumakisBloomsbury Publishing2018
The Holocaust In Czechoslovak and Czech Feature FilmsSarka SladovnikovaIbidem Press2018
The Limits of AuteurismNicholas GodfreyRutgers University Press2018
The Lost World of DeMilleJohn KobalThe University Press of Mississippi2019
The Optical VacuumJocelyn Szczepaniak-GilleceOxford University Press2018
The Proximity of Other SkinsCeline Parrenas ShimizuOxford University Press2020
The Semiotics of Light and ShadowsPiotr SadowskiBloomsbury Publishing2018
The Sound of Things To ComeTrace ReddellUniversity of Minnesota Press2018
The Supervillain ReaderRobert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. WeinerUniversity Press of Mississippi2020
The Twilight ZoneBarry Keith GrantWayne State University Press2020
The United States Constitution in FilmEric T. Kasper and Quentin D. ViereggeLexington Books2018
The Voice of TechnologyLilya KaganovskyIndiana University Press2018
Transcendental Style in FilmPaul SchraderUniversity of California Press2018
Transforming HarryJohn Alberti, P.Andrew MillerWayne State University Press2018
Transgender CinemaRebecca Bell-MetereauRutgers University Press2019
Traumatic ImprintsNoah TsikaUniversity of California Press2018
TremeJaimey FisherWayne State University Press2019
Tropical Dream PalacesOdile GoergOxford University Press2020
Tropical TravelsLisa ShawUniversity of Texas Press2018
Twin PeaksJulie Grossman and Will ScheibelWayne State University Press2020
Understanding Kubrick’s 2001 a space odysseyJames FenwickIntellect2018
University BabylonCurtis MarezUniversity of California Press2020
Werner SchroeterRoy GrundmannFilm Museum Synema Publication2018
When the Movies MatteredJonathan Kirshner & Jon LewisCornell University Press2019
Where Truth LiesKris FallonUniversity of California Press2019
White Masculinity in Crisis in Hollywood’s Fin De Millenium CinemaPete DeakinLexington Books2019
Women in the Irish Film IndustrySusan LiddyCork University Press2020
Working in HollywoodRonny RegevUniversity of North Carolina Press2018
Zoological Surrealism: The Nonhuman Cinema of Jean PainlevéJames Leo CahillUniversity of Minnesota Press2019

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