Recent Essays on British Film
Why nobody who knows Britain recognises the Britain represented in British films.A general-interest, polemical book on contemporary British Cinema that focuses heavily on cult movies like "Withnail and I" and "Sexy Beast" both of which have committed audi
Why has mainstream British film been so unrepresentative of the changes in British society over the past twenty years? Classless looks at the erasure of key issues of class and class struggle in recent British film as well as the flattening out of the rich variety of English social types into the bland middle-mass of Love Actually. By analysing a number of key films and emergent genres the ideological character of the Major years on into the false dawn of Blairism and Cool Brittania will be elaborated, and it will be argued that even works that are ostensibly subversive, such as Trainspotting (Danny Boyle), serve to promote the underlying myths of neo-liberalism. The films under discussion will range from The Queen (Steven Frear) to Sexy Beast (Jonathon Glazer). The book will also consider popular genres such as the recent Football Hooligan films along with more recondite works.
An analysis of the ways in which capitalism has presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system.
How internet subcultures are conquering the mainstream, from from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the alt-right.
Collected essays on popular culture by a major critic.
A feminist dissection of women's bodies as the fleshy fulcrum of capitalist cannibalism, whereby women are both consumers and consumed.
Exposes the dark heart of contemporary cultural life by examining pornography, consumer capitalism and the ideology of women's work.
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An examination of why modern art can be easier to appreciate than modern music.
This book ponders the fate of the movies in a world of digital media, globalization, and massive financial flows.
As Hölderlin was to Martin Heidegger and Mallarmé to Jacques Derrida, so is H.P. Lovecraft to the Speculative Realist philosophers.
An analysis of the dead man working and the way in which capital is now colonizing life itself.