European Civil War Films: Memory, Conflict, and Nostalgia (Eleftheria Rania Kosmidou, 2013)

europeancivilwarfilmsEuropean Civil War Films is by no means a bad book; it is, however, an imperfect one. The topic is (alas) ever timely, and Kosmidou’s approach to her material is fundamentally sound. Nevertheless, it’s often difficult to escape the impression that somehow—in the face of certain overarching structural problems, as well as a plethora of stylistic and syntactical stumbling blocks—someone has dropped the ball here.”

Read my entire review of this work online at Film International.

About Budd Wilkins

Budd Wilkins is a writer, film critic and instructor. He is a Staff Critic for Slant Magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Nordic Issue of Acidemic Journal of Film and Media. He is currently writing a chapter for an anthology on international horror directors to be published by Intellect Press and distributed by University of Chicago Press. Mr. Wilkins was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. He attended Penn State for several years before moving to North Carolina in 1994, where he earned his Bachelor's in Religious Studies and a Master's in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Film Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His primary focus is film history, film literacy and criticism, with the goal of bringing obscure, foreign and films that are labeled "difficult" to the attention of film aficionados of all kinds. Other interests and focus of critique include comparative religion, black humor, 19th century European literature, horror and graphic novels. Mr Wilkins lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife, Tina. Follow @buddwilkins on Twitter.
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