xviii, 149 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-136) and index.
Introduction: how to queue
10 movies about movies
Better than the book! / by Bill Ott
Gems from the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress
Extraordinary sound, music, and film / by Ken Vandermark
7 reasons to love Nicholas Cage / by Zoe Trope
Psycho, and other surprising Christmastime movies
12 films that made me love America / by Bilge Ebiri
9 westerns that aren't westerns
Tropical cocktails at the movies / by Jeff "Beachbum" Berry
Fires, floods, crashes, viruses: disaster movies
Flops that actually aren't half bad
That magic moment, homoerotic display in heteronormative cinema / by David Kodeski
Man sheep, teen 1958 Plymouth fury, and 7 other unusual romances
8 films about doomed romance / by Eugenia Williamson
Movies guaranteed to make you cry
6 great movies based on plays / by Halley Feiffer
Great movies for kids, tweens, and teens under the age of 99
Fabulous films for young adults / by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association
Offering a garden-variety of carefully cultivated lists, this suggestion guide for the at-home movie viewer incorporates classic films with those more obscure for a full menu of watch-worthy films. Online streaming services might present their own recommendation services, but little is provided about the film beyond a snippet description and further research is usually required. This all-in-one recommendation source provides descriptions, a capsule review, trivia, and helpful tips on where to locate the movie—whether in DVD format or online. Hosting a mini-film festival or coordinating the programming for a film class or club becomes an easy undertaking with this guide on hand, or it could simply be the solution for any given Friday night. Such figures as authors, film bloggers, and columnists contribute to the suggestions, incorporating the respected views of people that include Julia Sweeney, Barry Gifford, and Bilge Ebiri.
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