Film Matters 10.3 is out now
Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Film Matters 10.3 is out now

Intellect is pleased to announce that Film Matters 10.3 is out now! 


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Aims & Scope


Film Matters is an exciting peer-reviewed film magazine, celebrating the work of undergraduate film scholars. It is published by students and for students and each issue contains feature articles, a healthy reviews section, and occasional pieces such as profiles of film studies departments or resources and opportunities that undergraduate scholars can pursue.


Issue 10.3




Editorial: Remembering John Pruitt (1952–2019)

Liza Palmer and Tim Palmer




Paris Is Burning: Intersectionality in 90s Queer Cinema

Tara Brew


Valerie the Vampire Slayer: Abjection, the Czech New Wave, and Feminist Interventions

Alexandra Coburn


History of Terror: The Non-Hammer Horror Period Piece and British National Identity

Joe Day


Purple Reign: The Contradictory Use of the Royal Color Purple in Disney’s Animated Villains

Suzi Fera


I Ain’t Afraid of No Remake: Exploration of the Financial, Marketing, and Societal

Failure of Ghostbusters: Answer the Call

Jason Husak


Cyborg Feminism: Ambiguity and Hybridity of the Female Cyborg in Metropolis

Madi Margolis


Threshold Figures: The Babysitter in American Film

Sarah Matthews


“Utter the flood of feeling”: Melodrama and Musical Score in Douglas Sirk’s Written on the Wind (1956)

Alyson E. Picard


Exploring the Relationship of the Geography and People Through Composition in the Films of Abbas Kiarostami

Parul Tiwari


Critical Anti-Realism in Chinese Postsocialist Films Chicken Poets (Meng Jinghui, 2002) and Asia One (Cao Fei, 2018)

Justine Xi




Based on Actual Events Introduction

Fabrizio Cilento


Cultural Hybridity and Biopics on Artists of Mexican Heritage: La Bamba, Selena, and Frida

Nathan Simms


Rise: Ini Kalilah: The Challenges of Defining a Multicultural Malaysian Identity

Kai Y. Leong


The Philosophy of Documentary and Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine

Hannah Holway and Lucy Bolton


Hawking2: A Retrospective on Adaptation

Katharine R. Chamberlain


The Indonesian Massacre as Perceived by the Lens: The Year of Living Dangerously, Pengkhianatan G30S/PKI, 40 Years of Silence: An Indonesian Tragedy, The Act of Killing, and The Look of Silence

Jemma Detwiler




Sisters (1972)

Bill Friedell


New Nonfiction Film: Art, Poetics, and Documentary Theory, Dara Waldron (2018)

Keara Kobzowicz


No Other Way to Tell It: Docudrama on Film and Television, Derek Paget (2013)

Kai Y. Leong


Docudrama Performs the Past: Arenas of Argument in Films Based on True Stories, Steven N. Lipkin (2011)

Nathan Simms


Why Docudrama?, Alan Rosenthal (1999)

Michelle Winegardner




Digesting the Indigestible: Narrative, Guilt, and Responsibility in Yann Martel’s and Andrew Cividino’s “We Ate the Children Last”

Tom Ue


Crime of Calligraphy: The Importance of the Pen in Done In

James Munday


Class Norms: The Expectation of Social Roles in Family Guy

Alex Affonso


The OASIS Manifesto

Jonathan Hage


The Mechanization of Desire in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis

Neil Macdonald


Blade Runner and Altered Carbon: Aesthetic and Setting in Cyberpunk

Benjamin West


The Duality of Dystopian and Utopian Perspectives in Literature and Film

Jason Botham