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Dave Canfield's Favorite Film Books of 2019

Film-related books are a joy to behold and hold. Typically oversized and heavily illustrated, they allow a languorous exploration of their subject that no broadcast media or online experience does. Held in the lap, they invite physical and mental pauses, and...

Toronto 2018 Review: NON-FICTION, A Comedy That Is Both Social And Media

"More people read my blog than my books," decries one of the characters in Olivier Assayas's latest film, Non-Fiction. The response from another is, that those blog readers are more likely than anyone else to buy those books. And a...

Book Review: STUDIO: REMEMBERING CHRIS MARKER, A Beautiful Tribute to a Great Artist

Studio: Remembering Chris Marker is a new hardcover release from OR Books that marries an introduction by Ben Lerner and an essay from Colin MacCabe with photos from Adam Bartos to create a beautiful tribute to the late filmmaker-artist Chris...

Pre-Order LOST GIRLS: THE PHANTASMAGORICAL CINEMA OF JEAN ROLLIN Right Now From Spectacular Optical

Jean Rollin is one of long unsung heroes of European art cinema. His career, which spanned five decades from the late '60s through the early '00s, saw him tackling horror, sexuality, and violence from a unique point of view that...

Fantasia 2013 Review: LIBRARY WARS. Japanese Feel-Good Action Cinema

In the 1980s in an alternate Japan, a movement rose to control media and do away with material deemed offensive to Japanese culture. The Media Betterment Committee is little more than a police force that bans such offensive material. In...