Welcome to Issue 103!

This All Hallows Eve, Senses of Cinema is publishing our first sustained inquiry into nonfiction cinema from the territories of former Yugoslavia. At a time when new nationalisms are again on the horizon, what ...

Editorial

This MIFFmas, we’re bringing you two dossiers derived from what’s on offer at the 70th edition of the Melbourne International Film Festival. Guest editors John Edmond and Alison Taylor cover the breadth and dep...

Issue 101: Welcome to Bollywood

After 101 Issues and 23 years of publications, Senses of Cinema takes a deep dive into Indian popular cinema, the world’s largest film industry: Bollywood. While Bombay cinema is generally ignored by critics in...

Issue 100: the Centennial Edition

In 1999, the then 36-year-old Melbourne-based independent filmmaker Bill Mousoulis hatched an idea for an online film journal. The notion of starting a film journal that would purely reside on the Internet was ...

World Poll 2021 – Part 1

ENTRIES IN PART 1: Antti Alanen Victor Alicea Francisco Algarín Navarro Salvador Amores Geoff Andrew Cinema Antiviral. Martyn Bamber Jennifer Lynde Barker Arta Barzanji Amarsanaa Battulga Mike Bartl...

World Poll 2021 – Part 2

ENTRIES IN PART 2: José Cabrera Betancort Thomas Caldwell Michelle Carey Nicolás Carrasco Michael J. Casey Kevin Cassidy Guilherme Cavalcanti Jeremy Chamberlin Daryl Chin Janina CiezadloJesús Cortés ...

World Poll 2021 – Part 3

ENTRIES IN PART 3: William Edwards Samantha Egensteiner Gerónimo Elortegui John K. Emelianoff Adalberto Fonkén Gwendolyn Audrey Foster Simon Foster Sachin GandhiFlora Georgiou Sean Gilman Antony I. Gi...

World Poll 2021 – Part 4

ENTRIES IN PART 4: Craig Harshaw Glenn Heath Jr. Michael Heath Alain Hertay David Heslin Lee Hill Chris Hite Peter Hourigan Brian Hu Christoph Huber Tomáš Hudák Parviz Jahed Darik Janik Christophe...

World Poll 2021 – Part 5

ENTRIES IN PART 5: Jonathan Mackris Bob Manning Łukasz Mańkowski Miguel Marías Jack McCulloch Tim McQueen Adrian Mendizabal Jamie Mendonça Douglas Messerli Stefano Miraglia Olaf Möller Marcel Müller...

World Poll 2021 – Part 6

ENTRIES IN PART 6: Peter Nagels Boris Nelepo Andy Norton Darragh O’Donoghue Roberto Oggiano Wilfred Okiche Andreea Patru Andrew F PeirceAntoni Peris-Grao Andréa Picard Milan Pribisic Catherine Putman...

World Poll 2021 – Part 7

ENTRIES IN PART 7: Dan Sallitt Maria San Filippo Rowena Santos Aquino Jack Sargeant Christine Sathiah Barnabé Sauvage & Occitane Lacurie Howard SchumannChristopher Small Valerie Soe Mark Spratt Ma...

World Poll 2021 – Part 8

ENTRIES IN PART 8: Jason Tan Liwag Tomas Trussow Koen Van Daele Noel Vera Peter VerstratenNicholas Vroman David Walsh Jason Philip Wierzba Christopher Witty Barbara Wurm Jason Tan Liwag Alumnus...

Welcome to Issue 99!

As we write the Cannes film festival has just ended and triumphantly claimed itself a “return to cinema!”. 2021, which is turning out to be a lot more like 2020 than we were expecting, is certainly banging out ...

World Poll 2020 – Part 1

ENTRIES IN PART 1: Antti Alanen Francisco Algarín Navarro Martyn Bamber Mike Bartlett Arta Barzanji Raphaël Bassan Sean Bell Malik Berkati Lukas Brasiskis Samuel Bréan Samantha Broadhead Michael Bro...

World Poll 2020 – Part 2

ENTRIES IN PART 2: Thomas Caldwell Nicolás Carrasco Michael J. Casey Kevin Cassidy Jeremy Chamberlin Allison Chhorn Ian Christie Emily Collins Jordan Cronk Adrian Danks Dustin Dasig Henri de Corin...

World Poll 2020 – Part 3

ENTRIES IN PART 3: William Edwards Gerónimo Elortegui Ted Fendt Christine Folch-Sathiah Gwendolyn Audrey Foster Simon Foster Sachin Gandhi Flora Georgiou Sean Gilman Antony Ginnane Leonardo Goi Fr...

World Poll 2020 – Part 4

ENTRIES IN PART 4: Parviz Jahed Tara Judah Daniel Kasman Christopher Kearney Dominique Kobler Rainer Knepperges Jan Křipač Jay Kuehner Eugenia Lai Marc Lauria Elaine Lennon Thomas Logoreci Jennif...

World Poll 2020 – Part 5

ENTRIES IN PART 5: Josh B Mabe Ioannis Makris Randy Malamud Bob Manning Miguel Marías Jamie Mendonça Douglas Messerli Jack McCulloch Jane Mills Stefano Miraglia Olaf Möller Andy Motz Marcel Mulle...

World Poll 2020 – Part 6

ENTRIES IN PART 6: Peter Nagels Walter Neto Andy Norton Veton Nurkollari Alison O'Daniel Darragh O'Donoghue Andreea Pătru Antoni Peris Andréa Picard Milan Pribisic Catherine Putman Bérénice Reynau...

World Poll 2020 – Part 7

ENTRIES IN PART 7: Dan Sallitt Jack Sargeant Mark Seman Sarah Scales Andrea Schmidt Howard Schumann Pummy Sharma Christopher Sikich Valerie Soe Mark Spratt Madalina Stefan Brad Stevens Iván Suáre...

World Poll 2020 – Part 8

ENTRIES IN PART 8: Josh Timmermann Jon Towlson Tomas Trussow Koen Van Daele Nicholas de Villiers Peter Verstraten Fiona Villella Mark William Watkins Jason Philip Wierzba Barbara Wurm Neil Young ...

Issue 96: Cinema As Synthesis

Welcome everyone to another issue of Senses of Cinema, our last for 2020. The year has certainly not panned out the way anyone could have predicted 12 months ago. The COVID pandemic is still raging across the w...

Cinema in the Age of COVID

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on lives and societies around the world, the likes of which we have never seen (except in a disaster movie or dystopian fiction), we wanted to investigate further the impact...

A World without Cinema

In the face of mass death and economic devastation on a worldwide scale, matters of art and entertainment may seem trifling. But the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the cinema. With theatres shut...

World Poll 2019 — Introduction

It is the project here at Senses of Cinema that we love to present every single year – the annual World Poll. It’s a mammoth effort involving contributors from across the world from a wide range of film-centric...

World Poll 2019 — Part 1

ENTRIES IN PART 1: Asif Ahmed Antti Alanen Francisco Algarín Navarro Victor Alicea Rowena Santos Aquino Martyn Bamber Jennifer Lynde Barker Christopher Barkman Mike Bartlett Rhett Bartlett Arta Bar...

World Poll 2019 — Part 2

ENTRIES IN PART 2: Jose Cabrera Betancort Thomas Caldwell Michael Campi Michelle Carey Nicolas Carrasco Michael J. Casey Jeremy Chamberlin Daryl Chin Graiwoot Chulphongsathorn Roberta Ciabarra Jesú...

World Poll 2019 — Part 3

ENTRIES IN PART 3: William Edwards Geronimo Elortegui John K. Emelianoff Fernando Chaves Espinach Ted Fendt Adalberto Fonkén Gwendolyn Audrey Foster Mark Freeman Sachin Gandhi Steve Gaunson Flora G...

World Poll 2019 — Part 4

ENTRIES IN PART 4: Michael Heath Claire Henry Alain Hertay David Heslin Lee Hill Phil Hobbins-White Jytte Holmqvist Peter Hourigan Brian Hu Yue Huang Christoph Huber Parviz Jahed Christopher Kear...

World Poll 2019 — Part 5

ENTRIES IN PART 5: Josh B Mabe Ioannis Makris Bob Manning Miguel Marias Jack Mcculloch Joe Mcelhaney Adrian D. Mendizabal Jamie Mendonça Stefano Miraglia Olaf Möller Marcel Müller Peter Nagels An...