“The question today is not so much can the subaltern speak, for the new global networks of technicity have solved this problem with ruthless precision, but where and how the subaltern speaks, or indeed is forced to speak. It is not so much a question of can but does, n...

by Rene Matić

I am obsessed with Shane Meadows 2006 film ‘This is England’ because of its portrayal of the duality of the Skinhead subculture - my culture! It is one of the most palpable illustrations of our dearly beloved white jealousy and how it operates most fatuous...

Céline Sciamma’s impressive debut film, Water Lilies, paints a realistic portrait of adolescent lust which tackles subjects of body image, first love and heartbreak, and exploring one's sexuality. Set against the backdrop of a summer in the suburbs of Paris, the film f...

Sisters! opens in a way that many films end. On a visitor sign-in sheet a group of individuals write their name, time of arrival, expected departure, and job title. The list reads: ‘photographer’, ‘artist’, ‘assistant’, and ‘sound’, evidently Petra Bauer and her film c...

When I was small, having played the illustrious if questionably-costumed Planet Earth in a school play (let’s just say I’d made continents out of egg cartons), I was heavily concerned with Saving the World. This is a notion that I carried with me, even if subconsciousl...

In 2003, Catherine Hardwicke’s directorial debut had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Thirteen revels in the giddy highs of the budding friendship between two young girls, Tracy (Evan Rachel-Wood) and Evie (Nikki Reed). Tracy spends her spare time baby...

‘I was at the Metropolitan Museum with all my friends […] we all went into the temple of Dendrur and looked at all the hieroglyphics and I looked around and realised that all this stuff, something that was so everyday for people at the time, all of it was in the MET no...

As an urban geographer my research and teaching is oriented around relationships between gender, sexualities and cities. My research doesn’t tend to focus upon film, and I would not profess to be an expert on the Agnés Varda or New Wave cinema but it’s been a pleasure...

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