Book Review: The Bloomsbury Handbook to Sofia Coppola

The Bloomsbury Handbook to Sofia Coppola is a comprehensive overview of where the field currently stands. If the first wave of Coppola scholarship has been concerned with explicating her genius, then the critiques included in Handbook to Sofia Coppola help to widen the scope of the field. So, too, do readings that place her creative practice in broader cultural contexts Continue reading

Review: ‘Civil Rights Documentary Cinema and the 1960s: Transatlantic Conversations on History, Race and Rights’

The remarkable collection of films shown throughout the conference demonstrated how documentaries could intervene in the historiography of the civil rights movement. The makers of these films, often in collaboration with historians, used their documentary films to question dominant narratives, uncover unknown stories, and expose overlooked figures in the civil rights movement. Continue reading