New Hollywood Cinema – Geoff King

The phrase “new Hollywood cinema” is an ambiguous designation for a town that repeatedly reinvents and rejuvenates itself. It’s often applied to two closely-related – but very distinct – time periods. One is the late 1960's-to-mid-1970's, now known as  ...

The Merry Widow

Stroheim (2000), Arthur Lennig Von: The Life and Films of Erich Von Stroheim (2001), Richard Koszarski The history of cinema is littered with enough tales of martyrdom to fill  ...

Nuggets

Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 [Box Set] Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond [Box Set] In 1972, rock and roll was limping towards its nadir. The radical ambitions that  ...

John Cassavetes: Lifeworks – Tom Charity

"There ought to be more books about John Cassavettes", posits author Tom Charity at the outset of his own contribution to Cassavettian literature, John Cassavettes: Lifeworks. It's a rather odd way to start off a "critical biography" (Charity's words),  ...

Abel Ferrara: The King of New York – Nick Johnstone

When highbrow pundits, scholars and the thoroughly misguided AFI listmakers inevitably catalogue the "final word" on great American filmmakers, it wouldn't be surprising if Abel Ferrara's name was mistakenly left off the roster. The missing link between cinema's art  ...