"Time Out" Film Guide ("Time Out" Guides)

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This guide covers every aspect of world cinema from Russian silents to Ealing comedies, classic documentaries to Japanese animated films, B-movie horror and major British and American releases since 1968. More than 660 new reviews are included in the 2002 edition, which covers the 2000/2001 Oscar and Bafta awards, prizes from the Berlin, Cannes and Venice festivals and a discussion of the topic "Home entertainment: where are we now?" The guide also includes the cinema centenary and "Time Out" readers' Top One Hundred polls.

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The Time Out Film Guide is a collection of capsule reviews written originally for the Time Out magazine. Its commentary is more lengthy and detailed than that of most other guides and while some of its critics summarise too much of their movies' plots, their critical remarks are engaging and provocative. The Time Out Film Guide features contributions from scores of movie critics who sometimes spar with one another: compare the book's two assessments of Blade Runner. The reviewers cover many European and Asian movies you won't find in other movie guides. This is the only film book where you can find remarks on Casablanca, Gone with the Wind and Forrest Gump alongside reviews of non-Hollywood films such as Samuel Beckett and Buster Keaton's Film, Akira Kurosawa's Madadayo, and Michelangelo Antonioni's Identification of a Woman. The Time Out Film Guide also contains a great number of terrific appendices and indices. In fact, it is this book's listing of films by genre, major film-producing country, actor, director, and general subject that make it a necessary reference tool for movie lovers. -- Jake Bond

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"Time Out boasts brainy critics by the bucketload and exemplary coverage of world cinema" Independent on Sunday

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