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When pop stars become auteurs

By Anna McKibbin

The visual album is a key, genre-defying vessel for pop music titans transferring the symbolic power of their music to image-making.

The Beautiful and the Pointless

By Esmé Holden

If sex scenes, or any other type of scene, don’t need to serve the plot, do they need to serve anything at all?

The complicated legacy of heavy metal in cinema

By Sarah Cleary

Metal is often given short shrift at the movies, but a handful of great auteurs have used the genre and its subculture to brilliant effect.

Feeling Seen: On the possibilities of found footage horror

By Alison Rumfitt

Recent entries to the subgenre of found footage horror attest to its appeal to queer filmmakers and audiences alike.

Cinematic Investigations: At the Picturehouse with Wittgenstein

By Lillian Crawford

A film critic traces the connections between philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s escapist eccentricities and her own formative experiences as a cinephile.

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