CineAction has been publishing continuously since 1985. We feature essays and reviews by film critics and scholars and we cover a wide range of filmmaking – classic and contemporary popular film, third world cinema, political documentary and experimental film and video. Based in Toronto, we often focus on Canada and Quebec cinema, but also look at films all over the world, from Asia to Hollywood. CineAction is published by a non-profit corporation. We are funded by subscription and newsstand revenues and by annual grants for periodicals from the Canada Council.  


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96 – 2015

CineAction 96: Sexual Politics: Past and Present

Unwriting the Body: Sexuality and Nature in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac and Toni Morrison’s Sula   –   Marcos Norris

A Feminist Reading of Hitchcock’s Marnie  –  Florence Jacobowitz

The Man with the Movie Camera: Godard’s Adieu au langage   –  Florence Jacobowitz and Richard Lippe

The “Strange” Dis/ability Affects and Sexual Politics of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Transient Bodies  –  Brian Bergen-Aurand

Abuse of Weakness  –  Troy Bordun

The Arc of a Dive: Photographs by Alexander Rodchenko and Leni Riefenstahl   –  George Porcari    […]

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Call for Submissions

97 – Contemporary Documentary

Submissions welcome on contemporary documentary film and media. Submissions on documentary in Canada particularly encouraged.

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98 – On Film: 1985-2015 –

The theme of this issue derives from the fact that in 2015 CineAction will have been publishing articles on film for thirty years.

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