Features:

Editorial Necsus

The journeys of a film phenomenologist: An interview with Vivian Sobchack on being and becoming by Julian Hanich

La Grande Bellezza: Adventures in transindividuality by Elena del Río

Intertextuality, cybersubculture, and the creation of an alternative public space: ‘Danmu’ and film viewing on the Bilibili.com website, a case study by Zhu Yeqi

The ghost is just a metaphor: Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, nineteenth-century female gothic, and the slasher by Evangelia Kindinger

Providing evidence for a philosophical claim: The Act of Killing and the banality of evil by Thomas E. Wartenberg


Special section: #Dress

Dressing the surface by Giuliana Bruno

Redressing perspectives: Mediation, embodiment, and materiality in digital fashion and smart textiles by Frances Joseph

Only a groomed woman deserves her name: Fashion, emancipation, and stardom in the Czechoslovak film musical The Lady of the Lines by Šárka Gmiterková and Miroslava Papežová

Womanliness as animal masquerade by Isabelle Freda

The dress is the screen: Dancing fashion, dancing media by Marie-Aude Baronian


Festival reviews:

edited by Marijke de Valck and Skadi Loist

Mapping the fashion film festival landscape: Fashion, film, and the digital age by Mariana Medeiros Seixas

Fashion film festivals: Shifting perspectives on fashion in one of the world’s dirtiest industries by Janneke van der Linden

Breaking down the tribes: Opening night films at Frameline and Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival by Stuart Richards

Topophilic tendencies at Birmingham’s Flatpack Film Festival by Sarah Smyth


Exhibition reviews:

edited by Miriam de Rosa and Leo Goldsmith

Promenade through the theatre of illusion: Dioramas in Palais de Tokyo by Oksana Chefranova

Urban Now: City Life in Congo by Sanne Sinnige

Whose perspective is this? A few thoughts on Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s Studies on the Ecology of Drama by Lukas Brasiskis


Book reviews:

edited by Lavinia Brydon and Victoria Pastor-González

A new era of Maghrebi-French cinema: Two perspectives by Alena Strohmaier

Social Media – New Masses / Updating to Remain the Same by Daniël de Zeeuw

Marx at the Movies / Cartographies of the Absolute by Pietro Bianchi


Audiovisual essays:

guest edited by Volker Pantenburg

Towards an alternative history of the video essay: Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne by Volker Pantenburg

TELEKRITIK: Über Song of Ceylon (Director: Harun Farocki, First broadcast: 7 October 1975)

TELEKRITIK: Über zwei Filme von Peter Nestler (Director: Rainer Gansera, First broadcast: 28 October 1975)

Fritz Lang (1974/1990) (Director: Werner Dütsch, First broadcast: 3 December 1990)