By Liza Palmer, Review Section Editor.

Welcome to a new Film International website and my new blog, Film Scratches. I look forward to using this venue to communicate with Film International readers, as well as my reviewers. Expect to find here, in future installments:  reviews of contemporary independent and avant-garde films submitted to me by practicing film artists; calls for reviews of books, DVDs, films, and festivals; and various news and announcements that celebrate cinema. Many thanks, as always, for the wonderful and long-standing support of our readers and contributors – you make Film International a project to be proud of.

Now, on to business. Film International is actively seeking reviews of the following books and DVDs:


  • Brutal Intimacy: Analyzing Contemporary French Cinema, Tim Palmer (Wesleyan UP) – TAKEN
  • Dancing Ledge, Derek Jarman (U of Minnesota P) – TAKEN
  • Dream Factories of a Former Colony: American Fantasies, Philippine Cinema, José B. Capino (U of Minnesota P) – TAKEN
  • French Costume Drama of the 1950s: Fashioning Politics in Film, Susan Hayward (Intellect) – TAKEN
  • Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia: Film Culture in Transition, Jonathan Rosenbaum (U of Chicago P) – TAKEN
  • Hollywood Incoherent: Narration in Seventies Cinema, Todd Berliner (U of Texas P) – TAKEN
  • Kicking the Pricks, Derek Jarman (U of Minnesota P) – TAKEN
  • The Problem Body: Projecting Disability on Film (Ohio State UP) – TAKEN
  • Von Sternberg, John Baxter (UP of Kentucky) – TAKEN

DVDs (region 1, standard DVD unless otherwise noted)

  • The Actuality Dramas of Allan King, Allan King (Eclipse, Criterion) – TAKEN
  • The Boy with Sun in His Eyes, Todd Verow (Eureka, Region 2) – TAKEN
  • House, Nobuhiko Obayashi (Criterion) – TAKEN
  • The Human Centipede, Tom Six (Eureka, Region 2) – TAKEN
  • The Magician, Ingmar Bergman (Criterion) – TAKEN
  • Make Way for Tomorrow, Leo McCarey (Eureka Blu-ray) – TAKEN
  • Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Nagisa Oshima (Criterion) – TAKEN
  • Metropolis, Fritz Lang (Eureka, Region 2) – TAKEN
  • Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin (Criterion) – TAKEN
  • Paths of Glory, Stanley Kubrick (Criterion) – TAKEN
  • Shogun Assassin, Robert Houston (Eureka Blu-ray) – TAKEN
  • La signora di tutti, Max Ophüls (Eureka, Region 2) – TAKEN
  • Spinnin, Eusebio Pastrana (Eureka, Region 2) – TAKEN
  • Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter , Frank Tashlin (Eureka Blu-ray) – TAKEN

If you are interested in one of the above items, please email me at:

As always, first come, first served.

DEADLINE for these reviews: June 1, 2011

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