David Thomson, a Brit who lives in San Francisco, is perhaps the most astute and observant film critic in the English language, currently on staff at The New Republic. He is the author of the seminal The Biographical Dictionary of Film, Have You Seen?, a collection of movie assessments, and The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies.
The critic and author of ‘The Big Screen,’ a new sweeping history of the movies, picks five books... MORE
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