By Liza Palmer, Review Section Editor.

The long-awaited call for reviews is finally here.

Film International is actively seeking reviews for publication online or in print (at our discretion) of the following books and DVDs:


  • Bollywood: Gods, Glamour and Gossip, Kush Varia (Wallflower) — TAKEN
  • The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom, Deborah Allison (Lexington Books) — TAKEN
  • Directory of World Cinema: France, Tim Palmer, Charlie Michael, eds. (Intellect) — TAKEN
  • Film Genre Reader IV, Barry Keith Grant, ed. (U of Texas P) — TAKEN
  • The International Film Musical, Corey K. Creekmur, Linda Y. Mokdad, eds. (Edinburgh UP) — TAKEN
  • Jean Epstein: Critical Essays and New Translations, Sarah Keller, Jason N. Paul, eds. (Amsterdam UP) — TAKEN
  • The New American Crime Film, Matthew Sorrento (McFarland) — TAKEN
  • Postcolonial Cinema Studies, Sandra Ponzanesi, Marguerite Waller, eds. (Routledge) — TAKEN
  • Remaking Brazil: Contested National Identities in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema, Tatiana Signorelli Heise (U of Wales P) — TAKEN
  • The Romy Schneider Story, C. McGivern (Reel Publishing) — TAKEN
  • Selected Film Essays and Interviews, Bruce F. Kawin (Anthem) — TAKEN
  • A Social History of Iranian Cinema: Volume 4: The Globalizing Era, 1984-2010, Hamid Naficy (Duke UP) — TAKEN
  • War, Politics, and Superheroes, Marc DiPaolo (McFarland) — TAKEN
  • Where Film Meets Philosophy: Godard, Resnais, and Experiments in Cinematic Thinking, Hunter Vaughan (Columbia UP) — TAKEN

DVDs (region 1, standard DVD unless otherwise noted)

  • The Ballad of Narayama, Keisuke Kinoshita (Criterion Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • The Blue Angel, Josef von Sternberg (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • City of Women, Federico Fellini (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Cleopatra, Cecil B. DeMille (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Fear and Desire, Stanley Kubrick (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Floating Weeds, Yasujiro Ozu (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Following, Christopher Nolan (Criterion Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Funeral Season, Matthew Lancit (Documentary Educational Resources) — TAKEN
  • Gate of Hell, Teinosuke Kinugasa (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Ivan’s Childhood, Andrei Tarkovsky (Criterion Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • The Kid with a Bike, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Criterion Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Let’s Wash Our Brains: RoGoPaG, Roberto Rossellini, Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ugo Gregoretti (Eureka Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Masaki Kobayashi: Against the System (Criterion/Eclipse) — TAKEN
  • Oedipus Rex, Pier Paolo Pasolini (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc, Carl Theodor Dreyer (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Pina: Dance, Dance, Otherwise We Are Lost, Wim Wenders (Criterion Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D) — TAKEN
  • La Poison, Sacha Guitry (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • The Qatsi Trilogy, Godfrey Reggio (Criterion) — TAKEN
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, Fritz Lang (Eureka Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Trouble in Paradise, Ernst Lubitsch (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Two-Lane Blacktop, Monte Hellman (Criterion Blu-ray) — TAKEN

If you are interested in one of the above items (and don’t owe any reviews), please email me your mailing address at:  filminternationalreviews AT

As always, first come, first served. If an item has “TAKEN” by it, it has already been claimed.

DEADLINE for these reviews: June 1, 2013

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