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Written by acclaimed critics of the New York Times, the film reviews featured in this indispensable volume cover black-and-white classics, Technicolor musicals, wide-screen extravaganzas, genre favorites, art films, and foreign masterpieces with honest and thought-provoking assessments from the first moments in which the films were released. While critiques of beloved Hollywood milestones from Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, and Orson Welles are all included, this book is notably a resource for the modern cinema buff and student. Nowhere else can one find this curated collection of reviews with such special features as lists of best films by category and year, as well as unique recommendations and sidebars for the modern viewer including what to watch and how: from DVD and Blu-Ray to streaming platforms. In an era when most students and fans of film simply rely on the Internet for information, this category killer will prove its worth as a relevant and indispensable gift and reference.