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Elena Gorfinkel

Elena Gorfinkel is a senior lecturer in film studies at King’s College London and the author of Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s. Her criticism appears in Sight & Sound, Art Monthly, Cinema Scope, and other publications.

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Adoption: Wayward Faces

A parable of wayward women in a world without mothers, Márta Mészáros’s 1975 feature catapulted the Hungarian auteur to international prominence.

By Elena Gorfinkel

Polyester: The Perils of Francine

After a string of punkish subcultural shockers, John Waters set out to make something different with this hilariously foul take on Hollywood melodrama, his first studio picture.

By Elena Gorfinkel