Book Reviews

Book reviews are not generally peer reviewed. Be that as it may, they are reviewed by the editorial board and the section editor, Maria Irene Aparício. If you wish to review one of this books, please email me:

Book Reviews Deadline: Number 9 -   31 July 2017

Publishers may send review copies to:

Maria Irene Aparício / Cinema Book Editor
Cinema Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image

IFILNOVA - Instituto de Filosofia da Nova / Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da UNL
Edifício I&D, 4º Piso
Avenida de Berna, 26



Some titles available:

Hitchcock`s Moral Gaze, Edted by R. Barton Palmer, Homer B. Pettey, and Steven M. Sanders (New York: Suny Press / State University of New York, 2017, 331 pp.)
(Copy available)

The Body and the Screen. Female Subjectivities in Contemporary Women`s Cinema by Kate Ince (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017, 194 pp.)
(Copy available)

Carceral Fantasies. Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America by Alison Griffiths (New York: Columbia University Press, 2016, 440 pp.)
(Copy available)

Doing Time. Temporality, Hermeneutics, and Contemporary Cinema by Lee Carruthers (New York: State University of New York / Suny Press, 2016, 173 pp.)
(Copy no longer available / assigned to review)

The Grace of Destruction. A Vital Ethology of Extreme Cinema by Elena del Río (New York and London: loomsbury Academic, 2016, 267 pp.)
(Copy available)

Maghrebs in Motion. North African Cinema in Nine Movements by Suzanne Gauch (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, 234 pp.)
Copy available)

Art History for Filmmakers. The Art of Visual Storytelling
by Gillian Mclver (London: Bloomsbury, 2016, 256 pp.)
(Copy no longer available / assigned to review)

The Documentary Film Reader. History, Theory, Criticism Edited by Jonathan Kahana (New York, Oxford University Press, 1024 pp.)
(Copy no longer available / assigned to review)

The Moving Image and Assamese Culture. Joymoti, Jyotiprasad Agarwala, and Assamese Cinema by Bobbeeta Sharma (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014, 184 pp.).
(Copy available)

New Hong Kong Cinema. Transitions to Becoming Chinese in 21st-Century East Asia by Ruby Cheung (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2016, 273 pp.)
(Copy available)

Pixar with Lacan. The Hysteric`s Guide to Animation by Lilian Munk Rösing (London: Bloomsbury, 2016, 181 pp.)
(Copy available)

Postcolonial Theory and Avatar by Gautam Basu Thakur (London: Bloomsbury, 2016, 195 pp.)
(Copy available)

Outside the Lettered City. Cinema, Modernity, and the Public Sphere in Late Colonial India by Manishita Dass (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, 229 pp.)
(Copy available)

Skepticism Films: Knowing and Doubting the World in Contemporary Cinema by Philipp Schmerheim (New York: Bloomsbury, 2016, 335 pp)
(Copy available)

Darren Aronofsky`s Films and the Fragiliy of Hope by Jadranka Skorin-Kapov (New York: Bloomsbury, 2016, 183 pp.)
(Copy available)

Hanan al-Cinema. Affections for the Moving Image by Laura U. Marks (Cambridge and London: The MIT Press, 2015, 400 pp.)
(Copy no longer available -assigned to review)

The Shape of Spectatorship. Art, Science, and Early Cinema in Germany by Scott Curtis (New York: Columbia University Press, 2015, 371 pp.)
(Copy available)

Klein, Sartre and Imagination in the Films of Ingmar Bergman by Dan Williams (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 236 pp.)
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Psychoanalytic Film Theory and "The Rules of the Game" by Todd Mcgowan (New York: Bloomsbury, 2015, 179 pp.)
(Copy available)

Devices of Curiosity. Early Cinema & Popular Science by Oliver Gaycken (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, 255 pp.)
(Copy no longer available / Nico Jenkins assigned to review)

Surviving Images. Cinema, War, and Cultural Memory in the Middle East by Kamran Rastegar (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, 235 pp.)
(Copy no longer available / AnaMary Bilbao assigned to review)

Cinema of Simulation. Hyperreal Hollywood in the Long 1990s by Randy Laist (New York: Bloomsbury, 2015, 257 pp.)
(Copy no longer available / Jorge Martins Rosa assigned to review)

The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies by David Neumeyer (Edited by) (Oxford:Oxford University Press, 2014, 683 pp.)
(Copy no longer available / Maile Colbert assigned to review)

Documenting Cityscapes. Urban Change in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film by Iván Villarmea Álvarez (London & New York: Wallflower Press, Columbia University Press, 2015, 246 pp.).
(Copy no longer available / assigned to review)

Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory by Elsie Walker (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, 435 pp.).
(Copy no longer available / Nick Poulakis assigned to review)

Latin Hitchcock. How Almodóvar, Amenábar, De la Iglesia, Del Toro and Campanella became Notorious by Dona M. Kercher (London & New York:Wallflower Press / Columbia University Press, 2015, 384 pp.).
(Copy available)

The Lumière Galaxy. Seven Key Words for the Cinema to Come by Francesco Casetti (New York: Columbia University Press, 2015, 297 pp.).
(Copy no longer available / Reno Lauro assigned to review)

The Cinema of Poetry by P. Adams Sitney (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, 276 pp.).
(Copy available)

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory Edited by Edward Branigan and Warren Buckland (New York: Routledge, 2015, 526 pp.).
(Copy no longer available / Patrícia Rosas assigned to review)

Avant-Doc. Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema by Scott MacDonald (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, 455 pp.).
(Copy no longer available - assigned to review)

Film Worlds. A Philosophical Aesthetics of Cinema by Daniel Yacavone (New York: Columbia University Press, 2015, 311 pp.).
(Copy no longer available / Alexander Davis assigned to review)

Post-Cinematic Theatre and Performance by Piotr Woycicki (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 268 pp.).
(Copy no longer available / Review published Cinema N7)

Cinematic Chronotopes. Here, Now, Me by Pepita Hesselberth (New York, London, New Delhi, Sydney: Bloomsbury, 2014, 189 pp).
(Copy no longer available / Tom Lordan assigned to review)

Deleuze, Japanese Cinema, and Atom Bomb. The Spectre of Impossibility by David Deamer (New York, London, New Delhi, Sydney: Bloomsbury, 2014).
(Copy available)

Afterlifes. Allegories of Film and Mortality in Early Weimar Cinema by Steve Choe (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).
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Mismatched Women. The Siren`s Song Throughthe Machine by Jennifer Fleeger (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).
(Copy no longer available / Najmeh Moradiyan Rizi assigned to review)

Philosophy and Blade Runner by Timothy Shanahan (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
(Copy no longer available / Timothy Shanahan assigned to review)

Cinema and Agamben. Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image Edited by Henrik Gustafsson and Asbjorn Gronstad (New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014).
(Copy no longer available / Published Cinema N7)

Music, Performance, and the Realities of Film. Shared Concert Experiences in Screen Fiction by Ben Winters (New York and London: Routledge, 2014).
(Copy no longer available / Published Cinema N7).

The Biopic in Contemporary Film Culture Edited by Tom Brown and Belén Vidal (New York and London: Routledge / Taylor & Francis Group, 2014)
(copy no longer available / Sergey Toymentsev assigned to review)

Cinepoetry. Imaginary Cinemas in French Poetry by Christophe Wall-Romana (New York: Fordham University Press, 2013)
(copy available)

In nome della legge: la giustizia nel cinema italiano by Guido Vitiello (Org.) (Editore Rubbetino 2013)
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Imagens da Imagem by Paulo Filipe Monteiro (Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2012)
(No copy available)
Imagem, Corpo, Tecnologia. A função Háptica das Novas Imagens Tecnológicas by Patrícia Silveirinha Castello Branco (Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2013)
(copy available)

Manoel de Oliveira. Cinema, parola, politica by Francesco Saverio Nisio (Genova: Le Mani, 2010)
(copy available)

Seeing the Light. Exploring Ethics Through Movies by Wanda Theys (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)
(copy no longer available /  Published Cinema N7)

Les Titres de Film. Économie et évolution du titre de film français depuis 1969 by Noëlle Rouxel-Cubberly (Michel Houdiard Éditeur, 2011)
(copy available)

The Philosophy of Spike Lee edited by Mark T. Conard (The University Press of Kentucky, 2011)
(copy available)