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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95 – 2015

CineAction 95:Global Nightmare: Horror & Apocalypse
Hollywood’s Uncritical Dystopias – Tanner Mirrlees

George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead and Diary of the Dead: Recording History – Robert Alpert

The End of All Things: Overcoming the End of the World in American Cinema – Elena Woolley

Michael Haneke’s Time of the Wolf: After the End, Only the Inescapable Present – Jimmy Weaver

The End of the World: A Heideggerian Interpretation of Apocalyptic Cinema – Dan McFadden

The Walking Dead as a Critique of American Democracy – Isaac Berk

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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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