The Village Voice Film Guide: 50 Years of Movies from by Dennis Lim, Village Voice

By Dennis Lim, Village Voice

For many years the Village Voice set the benchmark for passionate, serious, and specific movie assurance. together with studies through a few of America’s most precious critics, The Village Voice movie advisor compiles lively landmark experiences of the Voice’s number of the one hundred fifty maximum movies ever made. gathering the superior writing on movie ever wear paper, this can be a excellent e-book for movie buffs.

For the final 50 years, the Village Voice has set the benchmark for passionate, serious, and specified movie insurance for a savvy and complicated viewers. a few of America's Most worthy movie critics and tradition writers have championed video clips within the pages of the Voice that have been usually disregarded or neglected by way of the mainstream media. Now, the Voice has chosen a hundred and fifty of the best motion pictures that its influential critics have celebrated—and it has compiled their landmark reports during this exceptional book??.

Contributors corresponding to J. Hoberman, Andrew Sarris, Jonas Mekas, Georgia Brown, Michael Atkinson, Amy Taubin, Tom Allen, and Oliver Stone will satisfaction and galvanize movie buffs with their sharp insights and unique issues of view. Featured filmmakers contain said masters similar to Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Jean-Luc Godard, and David Cronenberg in addition to the main interesting new names in international cinema from China, Belgium, and Thailand. that includes shrewdpermanent and compelling reports for motion pictures from the surrealist shocker L'Age d'Or (1930) to the voyeuristic vintage Rear Window (1954) to the interesting drama The satan, most likely (1977) to the erotic mystery Mulholland force (2001), this authoritative reference is your most sensible consultant to a few of crucial and adventurous videos ever made.

The Village Voice used to be based via Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, and Norman Mailer in 1955. From its starting, the Voice has pioneered the high-spirited advocacy journalism that has turn into the hallmark of the choice press. As America's first and biggest substitute newsweekly, the Voice has maintained a practice of uncompromising reporting and feedback for the previous 5 many years.

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