By Jacob Mertens, Review Editor for Film International

Jacob MertensHere we are at the cusp of a new year, and the long-awaited Film International call for reviews is finally here! It is my pleasure to announce that we are actively seeking reviews for the titles listed blow. If you are interested in receiving items for review, please email me your mailing address and a list of titles in order of preference at: As always, titles will be given on a first come, first served basis and reviewers will largely be held to one item for the current call. If a title has “TAKEN” by it, it has already been claimed.

Please note that the majority of press screeners for films will require a region 2 or region free DVD player. Also note that Criterion press copies will be allocated in-house from this point on, but that unsolicited reviews for Criterion titles will still be welcome in the new year.

The deadline for reviews is June 1st, 2014. 


Press copies for films: 

A Time to Love and a Time to Die (Douglas Sirk; Eureka!) – TAKEN

Bullet Ballet (Shinya Tsukamoto; Third Window Films) – TAKEN

The Epic of Everest (Captain John Noel; BFI) – TAKEN

Eyes of the Spider/Serpent’s Path (Kiyoshi Kurosawa; Third Window Films) – TAKEN

Fairy Tale Killer (Danny Pang and Oxide Pang; Terracotta) – TAKEN

Gaslight (Thorold Dickinson; BFI) – TAKEN

Il Bidone (Federico Fellini; Eureka!) – TAKEN

John Dies at the End (Don Coscarelli; Eureka!) – TAKEN

The Land of Hope (Sion Sono; Third Window Films) – TAKEN

Late Mizoguchi: Eight Films, 1951-1956 (Kenji Mizoguchi; Eureka!) – TAKEN

The Phantom of the Opera (Rupert Julian; BFI) – TAKEN

Red River (Howard Hawks; Eureka!) – TAKEN

Robin Redbreast (James MacTaggart; BFI) – TAKEN

Shackled (Upi Avianto; Terracotta) – TAKEN

Simon Killer (Antonio Campos; Eureka!) – TAKEN

Sleepwalker (Saxon Logan; BFI) – TAKEN

The Stuart Hall Project (John Akomfrah; BFI) – TAKEN

The Tarnished Angels (Douglas Sirk; Eureka!) – TAKEN

Tokyo Fist (Shinya Tsukamoto; Third Window Films) – TAKEN

Van Gogh (Maurice Pialat; Eureka!) – TAKEN

Wings (William A. Wellman; Eureka!) – TAKEN


Press copies for books:

British Gothic Cinema (Barry Forshaw; Palgrave Macmillan) – TAKEN

Coming Soon to a Festival Near You: Programming Film Festivals (Jeffrey Ruoff; St Andrews Film Studies) – TAKEN

The Counter-Cinema of the Berlin School (Marco Abel; Boydell & Brewer Ltd) – TAKEN

Directory of World Cinema: Latin America (Isabel Maurer Queipo; Intellect Books) – TAKEN

Directory of World Cinema: Turkey (Eylem Atakav; Intellect Books) – TAKEN

Directory of World Cinema: American Independent 2 (John Berra; Intellect Books) – TAKEN

Exporting Perilous Pauline (Marina Dahlquist; University of Illinois Press) – TAKEN

Fan Phenomena: Star Wars (Mike Elovaara; Intellect Books) – TAKEN

The Fourth Eye: Maori Media in Aotearoa New Zealand (Brendan Hokowhitu and Vijay Devades; University of Minnesota Press) – TAKEN

Framing Africa: Portrayals of a Continent in Contemporary Mainstream Cinema (Nigel Eltringham; Berghahn Books) – TAKEN

Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast (Patrick McGilligan; University of Minnesota Press) – TAKEN

German Cinema – Terror and Trauma (Thomas Elsaesser; Routledge) – TAKEN

Homemade Men in Postwar Austrian Cinema: Nationhood, Genre and Masculinity (Maria Fritsche; Berghahn Books)

Making Personas: Transnational Film Stardom in Modern Japan (Hideaki Fujiki; Harvard University Press) – TAKEN

Nazi Film Melodrama (Laura Heins; University of Illinois Press) – TAKEN

Postwall German Cinema: History, Film History and Cinephilia (Mattias Frey; Berghahn Books) – TAKEN

Spanish Cinema in the Global Context (Samuel Amago; Routledge) – TAKEN

Supercinema: Film-Philosophy for the Digital Age (William Brown; Berghahn Books) – TAKEN

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