Introduction

Welcome to Issue 108 of Senses of Cinema, where we begin the year by looking backwards. Our World Poll brings together film-goers from all corners of the globe to reflect on what cinema stood out in 2023. Amid ...

World Poll 2023 – Part 1

ENTRIES IN PART 1: Jacob Agius Antti Alanen Hussain Al-Dubaisi Francisco Algarín Navarro Julien Allen Michael J. Anderson Dan Auiler Swapnil Azad Jessica Balanzategui Martyn Bamber Jennifer Lynde Bar...

World Poll 2023 – Part 2

ENTRIES IN PART 2: José Cabrera Betancort Thomas Caldwell Nicolas Carrasco Michael J. Casey Kevin Cassidy Guilherme Cavalcanti Daryl Chin Kristen Marie Coleman Jesús Cortés Jordan Cronk Joe CruzBrian...

World Poll 2023 – Part 3

ENTRIES IN PART 3: John Edmond William Edwards Geronimo Elortegui Cristóbal Escobar Javier H. Estrada Adalberto Fonkén Gwendolyn Audrey Foster Simon Foster Giampiero Frasca Cynthia FuchsFlora Georgiou...

World Poll 2023 – Part 4

ENTRIES IN PART 4: Michael Heath Maggie Hennefeld Alain Hertay David Heslin Lee Hill Kierran A. HornerBrian Hu Christoph Huber Darik Janik Paul Jeffery Matthew Jordan Michael Heath Screenwrite...

World Poll 2023 – Part 5

ENTRIES IN PART 5: George Kapaklis Daniel Kasman Christopher Kearney Aryan Tauqeer Khawaja Simon Killen Rainer Knepperges Gary M. Kramer Jan Křipač Jay KuehnerMark Lager Eugenia Lai Reynaldo Lastre ...

World Poll 2023 – Part 6

ENTRIES IN PART 6: Josh B Mabe Mattia Magi Bob Manning Miguel Marías Jack McCulloch Duncan McLeanTim McQueen Adrian D. Mendizabal Jamie Mendonça Stefano Miraglia Olaf Möller Josh B Mabe A libr...

World Poll 2023 – Part 7

ENTRIES IN PART 7: Jayanth Naga Sai Pasupulati Peter Nagels Virat Nehru Boris Nelepo Andy Norton Veton Nurkollari Gabrielle O’Brien Darragh O’Donoghue Wilfred Okiche SvenErik Olsen Andreea Pătru Ant...

World Poll 2023 – Part 8

ENTRIES IN PART 8: Maria San Filippo Rowena Santos Aquino Jack Sargeant Hamed Sarrafi Christine Sathiah Andrea Schmidt Dr James Slaymaker Valerie Soe Öykü Sofuoğlu Karina Solórzano Mark Spratt Vedan...

The Prelude

As we move through the spooky season to summer blockbusters, the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema continues. Issue 107 covers Senses of Cinema founding editor, Bill Mousoulis’, latest film, My Darling ...

Make your mark in global screen culture!

The sensible folks at Senses of Cinema are recruiting a Managing Editor. The role combines nuanced film literacy with the practical focus of an operations manager. The successful candidate will be a self-starte...

Welcome to Issue 106

It's a beautiful day on the unceded lands of the Kulin nations. The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is in full swing and the climate crisis has delivered some sunshine on the land down under this w...

Introduction

Fresh from the lands of the Kulin Nations, welcome to Issue 105 of Senses of Cinema! Guest editor Xiang Fan has curated a dossier on Cinema and Piracy that honours the diversity of filmgoing experiences across ...

Editorial

As is customary for the sensible folks at Senses of Cinema, we begin the new year by looking backwards. Our annual World Poll invites authors and audiences to reflect on their cinematic highlights of the previo...

World Poll 2022 – Part 1

ENTRIES IN PART 1: Antti Alanen Hussain Al-Dubaisi Francisco Algarín Navarro Algitya Algi Michael J. Anderson Martyn Bamber Jennifer Lynde Barker Kyle Barrowman Mike Bartlett Nicolas Bartlett Arta Ba...

World Poll 2022 – Part 2

ENTRIES IN PART 2: José Cabrera Betancort Thomas Caldwell Nicolas Carrasco Michael J. Casey Kevin Cassidy Guilherme Cavalcanti Jane Cheadle Daryl Chin Graiwoot Chulphongsathorn Janina Ciezadlo Jesús ...

World Poll 2022 – Part 3

ENTRIES IN PART 3: William Edwards John K. Emelianoff Javier H. Estrada Adalberto Fonkén Gwendolyn Audrey Foster Simon Foster Flora Georgiou Sean GilmanAntony I. Ginnane Leo Goldsmith Andrew Goode Mi...

World Poll 2022 – Part 4

ENTRIES IN PART 4: Dr Lisa Harper Campbell Craig Harshaw Michael Heath Alain Hertay David Heslin Lee HillKierran Horner Christoph Huber Robert Hughes Darik Janik Tara Judah Dr Lisa Harper Campb...

World Poll 2022 – Part 7

ENTRIES IN PART 7: Peter Nagels Andy Norton Veton Nurkollari Darragh O’Donoghue Roberto Oggiano Wilfred Okiche Andreea Patru Andrew F Peirce Jesse PercivalAntoni Peris-Grao Andréa Picard Milan Pribis...

World Poll 2022 – Part 5

ENTRIES IN PART 5: Daniel Kasman Christopher Kearney Nolan Kelly Simon Killen Rainer Knepperges Ricardo Köhler Benjamin Kooyman Maja Korbecka Sneha Krishnan Jay KuehnerAdam Kuntavanish Otto Kylmälä ...

World Poll 2022 – Part 6

ENTRIES IN PART 6: Josh B Mabe Jonathan Mackris Ioannis Makris Bob Manning Miguel MaríasJack Mcculloch Jamie Mendonça Douglas Messerli Stefano Miraglia Olaf Möller Josh B Mabe Librarian & F...

World Poll 2022 – Part 8

ENTRIES IN PART 7: Maria San Filippo Rowena Santos Aquino José Sarmiento Hinojosa Valerie Soe Öykü Sofuoğlu Mark Spratt Vedant Srinivas Tyson Stewart Iván SuárezJosh Timmermann Tomas Trussow Koen Van...

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...