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THIS SHAKING KEEPS ME STEADY (Dir. Shehrezad Maher, 2018, Pakistan / U.S.)

In a measured yet painterly wide shot towards the end of what is a hybridised work Maher trains her erudite eye under a bridge, a sort of non-space with a … Continue reading

September 3, 2018 · Leave a comment


A Video Essay in 3 Chapters on Govindan Aravindan’s 1979 film Kumatty (The Bogeyman, India)  – Nature | Topography | Magic This new video essay looks at a few of the … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

VIDEO ESSAY on Michael Mann’s MANHUNTER (1986)

This new video essay on Manhunter (1986) is a continuing exploration of the films of Michael Mann and follows on from last year’s look at Thief (1981).

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

LAL SALAAM! (Red Salute) – Naxalite Cinema: a Video Essay

A Video Essay on the representation of Naxalism in Indian Cinema from the Past and Present.

March 30, 2012 · Leave a comment


UK-based Film Scholar and PhD Researcher (Indian Parallel Cinema) at The University of Manchester (AHRC 2015).

Previously Head of Film (2003 – 2016) at Aquinas College, Stockport.


LATEST PUBLICATION: ROBOCOP (Auteur/Columbia University Press, 2018)

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