Film Criticism is a peer-reviewed, online publication bringing together scholarship in the field of cinema and media studies since 1975.

Volume 40, No. 1Current Issue – January 2016

Cover for Volume 40, Issue 1

The essays in this issue coincide with FC’s 40th year of continuous publication. They also mark a “reboot” for the journal as we transition to open access. We’ve invited a mix of established and emerging scholars to write 500-1000 words in response to the question: What is the role of film criticism today—a time of accelerated change in production, distribution, and viewing experiences? Hope you enjoy!

Ethics and Digital Film

Michele Aaron

Feminist Film Criticism in the 21st Century

Shelley Cobb and Yvonne Tasker

On the Couch

Adrian Martin

GIFs: The Attainable Text

Michael Z. Newman

In This World, Not Above It

Richard Rushton

Third Cinema Now

Sara Saljoughi

Audiovisual Futures

Steven Shaviro

The Subject of Film Studies

Matthew Stoddard

The Cinematic Return

Constantine Verevis