Want to look further than the nearest mega-plex?
At last, a guide for you.
A.O. Scott Stephen Holden
Caryn James Dave Kehr
Peter M. Nichols
If just trudging to the latest Hollywood blockbuster doesn't appeal to you, "The Best DVDs You've Never Seen, Narrowly Missed or Almost Forgotten" is the perfect companion. Inside, the film critics of "The New York Times" have made their top choices for those movies that are unjustly obscure, overlooked or just plain forgotten.
* Newly updated reviews of 500 films---all available on DVD
* Sophisticated, intelligent, entertaining, provoking---these films run the gamut.
* Each critic's top 10 picks from the book
* Introduction by A. O. Scott, chief movie critic for "The New York Times"
The perfect gift for any serious movie buff, no matter what they prefer, from "Waiting for Guffman "to "Happy, Texas," "The Opposite of Sex "to "Belle Epoque," Film noir, documentaries, drama, Westerns, animation, comedies, foreign films, even a few must-see TV shows on DVD---"The Best DVDs You've Never Seen, Narrowly Missed or Almost Forgotten" has it all.
"A self-described 'source of information about films that might have been neglected or overlooked or, conversely, well known at one time and now worth a reminder, ' this hodgepodge guide may most appeal to readers who value a New York Times recommendation above all else. The collection includes 'art films, ' small-scale indies and foreign-language films, as well as coming-of-age comedies and thrillers that 'flourish on the far side of respectability, ' according to critic A.O. Scott's introduction." - Publishers Weekly