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I’m very excited to see that a ‘special dossier‘ of critical essays on the Hollywood film-maker Michael Bay that I co-edited for the open-access online Film Studies journal, Senses of Cinema, has just been published. This project emerged from a conversation with a couple of friends at the SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media Studies) conference in Boston a couple of years ago about the current dearth of academic engagement with high-grossing, big-budget spectacle cinema.

The dossier includes my own essay, ‘The Cinema of Michael Bay: An Aesthetic of Excess‘, which centres on a close reading of Bad Boys II (Bay, 2003).