The essential reference for every film lover-now thoroughly updated! Direct from the pages of The New York Times: a priceless collection of influential reviews of the most popular and important art films, foreign films, and genre favorites along with memorable classics-revised to include modern masterpieces as well as overlooked gems from the past. Each review appears in its original form, exactly as it was printed in the Times, reflecting how the film was perceived upon its initial release ADDITIONAL FEATURES INCLUDE: * Full cast and production credits for every movie * "The 10 Best" lists for every year from 1931 to the present * Indices by genre (comedy, drama, etc.) and country of origin * A new introduction by Times film critic A. O. Scott. The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made covers the entire spectrum of cinema, from the first talkies of the 1930s to blockbusters like The Wizard of Oz and Chicago; from timeless classics like Casablanca and Notorious to modern award winners like Shakespeare in Love and Boys Don't Cry. Beloved foreign films by directors such as Truffaut, Kurosawa, Fellini, and Almodovar appear with milestone achievements by renowned American directors like Kubrick, Huston, Spielberg, and Welles. The reviews-written by acclaimed critics Vincent Canby, Janet Maslin, and Others-are eloquent, honest, incisive, and intuitive, making this book not only an invaluable resource for any film lover but also a fascinating, often surprising insight into Hollywood history.New York Times Staff is the author of 'New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made' with ISBN 9780312326111 and ISBN 0312326114.