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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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...

Welcome to issue 93 of our journal

It’s a new year and a new decade, and for Senses of Cinema this milestone also represents the dawn of our third decade. In this issue, we continue one of our longest and most popular traditions: the annual worl...

Welcome to issue 92 of our journal

This issue marks the 20th anniversary of Senses of Cinema, and we are pleased to present to you a bumper issue with a full range of film writing, provocative ideas and interviews and reports from around the wor...

Welcome to Issue 91 of our journal

This being our mid-year issue, we are thrilled to be presenting another dossier in conjunction with a film program devoted to a great contemporary film auteur, this time Peter Strickland, screening at the Melbo...

Welcome to Issue 90 of our journal

Welcome to Issue 90 of Senses of Cinema. Our 90th issue, and the first for 2019, is bountiful, to say the least. Though her cinema output is small (so far), Valérie Massadian is, in our estimation, one of th...

Welcome to Issue 89 of our journal

Spanish version / Versión en Español. Icónica. This is a very special issue for Senses of Cinema, as it marks our first international collaboration with a fellow cinema journal, as well as our first joint bi...

Welcome to Issue 88 of our journal

In the popular imagination, modern French cinema began around 1959 and hit its peak in the 1960s, with the revolutionary filmic works of Cahiers du cinéma's critics-turned-directors and their Left Bank contempo...
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Welcome to Issue 87 of our journal

For so many cinephiles, our love for cinema is also wrapped up in our personal biographies: films watched are difficult to disassociate from the people we were when we watched them, and returning to the same wo...
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Welcome to Issue 86 of our journal

To coincide with the Wonderland exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image running in Melbourne from 5 April to 7 October, we are thrilled to have collaborated with ACMI on a dossier focusing on t...
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Welcome to issue 85 of our journal

Hello and welcome to Issue 85 of Senses of Cinema. Tying in with the centenary of the fall of the Romanov dynasty in Russia and the ensuing October revolution, the centrepiece of this issue is our blockbuster d...
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Welcome to issue 84 of our journal

Welcome to Issue 84 of Senses of Cinema, where we proudly once again have the privilege of sharing a range of writing on cinema from around the world, with our focus as always as much on contemporary cinema as ...
Issue 83 Editorial

Welcome to issue 83 of our journal

Welcome to issue 83 of Senses of Cinema, where we feature two exciting dossiers. The first focuses on the present state of cinema studies. “Contemporary Cinema Studies: A Discipline with a Future?” includes int...
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Welcome to issue 82 of our journal

Welcome to Issue 82 of Senses of Cinema. To begin 2017, we decided to celebrate films that turn 50 this year in a bumper dossier we've simply titled 1967: Love Letters. As the title indicates, this is not an at...
Issue 81 editorial

Welcome to Issue 81 of our journal

Welcome to the final issue of Senses of Cinema for 2016. From Jerry Lewis to American Extreme cinema, Twin Peaks to British Experimental filmmaking, and Abel Ferrara to Jacques Rivette, the spotlights we have p...
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Welcome to issue 80 of our journal

"New directions” is certainly a key term in Issue 80 of Senses of Cinema. In our dossier on “American Extreme”, we are joined by guest co-editor Jack Sargeant: not, in this case, to make ‘sense’ of these fil...
Issue 79

Welcome to issue 79 of our journal

This absolutely bumper issue of Senses of Cinema not only adheres to our long tradition at looking back at film history and forward to its exciting futures, but also – in something of a first for Senses – consi...
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Welcome to Issue 78 of our Journal

As we reflect on the first few months of 2016, it’s already been an emotionally bumpy ride. With the passing of Chantal Akerman - and guest editor Bérénice Reynaud’s memorial dossier in Issue 77 - still fresh, ...
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Welcome to Issue 77 of our Journal

Celebrating, appraising and dissecting the work of film artists is the great joy of Senses of Cinema. But when such work is demanded by the passing of a major figure, it is overlain by an inescapable melancholy...
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Welcome to Issue 76 of Our Journal

What is Asia? It seems a simple question, yet the answers vary depending whom – and when – you are asking. Our focus on documentary in Asia in this issue is not, to quote one of our contributors, intended to su...
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Welcome to Issue 75 of Our Journal

Feature image:  Aurore (Viviane Vagh, 2008) Around this time last year I found myself in Paris. Travel, when possible, affords the opportunity to catch up with many of Senses of Cinema’s overseas-based contrib...

Welcome to issue 74 of our journal

Feature image: Inherent Vice artwork. Michelangelo Antonioni and Paul Thomas Anderson make for an odd coupling, but as it turns out, they make up the greater part of this issue. The Melbourne Cinémathèque’s...

Welcome to issue 73 of our journal

With this issue we farewell one of the mainstays of the journal.  Adrian Danks has been associated with Senses of Cinema longer than any current member of the editorial team. He was there in the early years of ...

Welcome to issue 72 of our journal

This issue is dedicated to one of the true legends of Australian screen culture, John Flaus, who turned 80 in April this year. The extensive “tribute” dossier that dominates this edition of Senses of Cinema mar...

Welcome to Issue 71 of our journal

Issue 71 sees a new Senses of Cinema presented to the world! After many months in development, we’re very pleased to share with you our newly designed website. It offers an enhanced navigational experience and ...

Welcome to Issue 70 of our journal

Readers may find it odd at first to see Federico Fellini’s name appear as an author on the content’s page of our current issue – perhaps for no other reason than the fact the Italian director passed away in 199...
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Welcome to Issue 69 of our Journal

Frederick Wiseman’s latest film, At Berkeley, and Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell both screened at this years Toronto International Film Festival. John Dentino’s For I Know My Weakness screened at the New Orlean...

Welcome to Issue 68 of our journal

When writing on the modern figure of the flâneur, Charles Baudelaire’s description sometimes gives this figure of the city-stroller making his way down the boulevards of 19th Century Paris the attributes of a c...