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The Village Voice Film Guide: 50 Years of Movies from Classics to Cult Hits

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For decades the Village Voice set the benchmark for passionate, critical, and unique film coverage. Including reviews by some of America’s most respected critics, The Village Voice Film Guide compiles spirited landmark reviews of the Voice’s selection of the 150 greatest films ever made. Collecting some of the best writing on film ever put on paper, this is a perfect book for film buffs.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Wiley (first published November 17th 2006)
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Jill Hutchinson
Aug 19, 2017 rated it liked it
The Village Voice, founded in 1955, has always been to "g0-to" source for movie criticism. especially of art or foreign films that may not get much play across the country. It has employed some top drawer critics and often their critiques have "made" a film that might otherwise be ignored. The problem with reviewing a book of movie criticism is that you may not agree with the content since it is so subjective but that doesn't make the book bad; it just sometimes makes you wonder what in the worl ...more
Directorscut
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Ideological essays disguised as movie reviews. A selection of films more concerned with promoting ideology than good films. Avoid like the plague if you don’t want the endings spoiled. You have to be a monumental asshole to spoil the end of a film in a newspaper review.
Vanessa
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I don't normally read film books, but when I do I really go to town. After thinking about how much I need to read some more non-fiction, I finally decided to do the sensible thing and borrow a book of film reviews from a friend because DUH, major cinéphile over here. If I'm not talking about books, I'm talking about film because that's just what I do.

The Village Voice is a weekly tabloid-format newspaper (and website) in New York City that features, amongst other things, film reviews. This book is/>The
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Jon
Aug 10, 2007 rated it really liked it

This is great. Many awesome Hoberman reviews )his Do the Right Thing stands out as classic urgent Voice criticism). Jonas Mekas was a kind of a pre-blogger, able to get into complex ideas in a pargumentative style that's compulsive and pushy , a nice contrast to agile intellects like Hoberman, Dennis Lim and Jessica Winter or the more autobiographical writing of Georgia Brown.
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