Issue 55


Welcome to Issue 55 of our journal

German filmmaker Christian Petzold speaking about fellow German director Dominik Graf had this to say: “Graf’s Sisyphus work is to keep making a film here and there that reminds us of how wonderful streets u...

Feature Articles

Michael Lucas and the Pornography of Migration

The DVD Men of Israel has put gay porn magnate Michael Lucas on the map in a major way, and as Max Cavitch argues, “It’s a DVD that tempts viewers to peer across the porn/non-porn audience divide precisely because it rivets attention to other kinds of boundaries—especially those that define the contemporary Middle East and the lives of its sexual minorities and of gay men in particular.”
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Loose Ends in Night Moves

Essentially a film about failure, Arthur Penn’s 1975 film comes closest to best capturing the haunting malaise that descended on post-Watergate America. Bruce Jackson takes a fresh look at a detective film without ultimate answers.

Festival Reports

Great Directors

Book Reviews

CTEQ Annotations on Film

Key Moments in Australian Cinema