Synopses & Reviews
"A standard reference for film buffs." Library Journal
"An exceptionally well-informed and accessible primer on the subject." Powells.com
"Cox's critical writings here are relaxed and conversational (even in his footnotes), and free from unnecessary jargon or posturing. What's appealing is that he contextualizes the films within the conventions of the genre, not in the larger scheme of cinema and its aesthetics. And Cox is not afraid to dissect what is good, bad, and ugly about a given film." Gerry Donaghy, Powells.com
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About the Author
Maverick director Alex Cox has directed such acclaimed films as Repo Man, Sid and Nancy, Straight to Hell, Death and the Compass, Walker, and Searchers 2.0. He’s also the author of X Films: True Confessions of a Radical Filmmaker, and has written on film for publications including Film Comment, Guardian, Independent, and Sight and Sound.