Winter 2016: Volume 70, Number 2

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Film Criticism in the Era of Algorithms
B. Ruby Rich


Whose Latin American Cinema?
Manuel Betancourt

The Battle Of Algiers At Fifty: End Of Empire Cinema And The First Banlieue Film
Alan O’Leary

The Shadowbehind The Real: Spike Lee Does Chicago
Jade D. Petermon

Race, Gender, And Genre In Spec Ops: The Line
Soraya Murray


Invisible Scratch Lines: An Interview With Julie Dash
Maori Karmael Holmes


On Platforms: Learning From Horror
Caetlin Benson-Allott

Screenings: Letter From Madrid: Spanish Screenings And Julieta
Paul Julian Smith

Festival Reports

Days Of Heaven: Il Cinema Ritrovato On Its Thirtieth Anniversary
Jean Ma

Part Seminar, Part Something Else: The 69th Festival Del Film, Locarno
Jerry White

Reporting The Start Of A Season: Toronto International Film Festival
B. Ruby Rich

Blu-ray/DVD Reviews

Art and Artifact: Pioneers of African-American Cinema and Its Contemporary Relevance
Racquel Gates


Queering the Globe: A Conversation with Rosalind Galt and Karl Schoonover on Queer Cinema in the World
Regina Longo

Book Reviews

When Broadway Went to Hollywood by Ethan Mordden
Carrie Rickey

Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet edited by Ted Fendt and Writings by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet
Clarence Tsui

Matinee Melodrama: Playing with Formula in the Sound Serial by Scott Higgins
Tanya Goldman

Better Living through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth by A. O. Scott
Jonathan Kirshner

Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane by Patrick McGilligan
and Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker’s Journey by Harlan Lebo
Joanna E. Rapf

Notes for a General History of Cinema by Sergei Eisenstein
Dana Polan

New Hong Kong Cinema: Transitions to Becoming Chinese in 21st-Century East Asia by Ruby Cheung
Gary Bettinson