The Ultimate Film Guide; Part 3: Horror, War, Animation, Docs, Epics
This post-modern film guide effortlessly navigates stream options, trailers, ratings, reviews and purchasing options, while staying completely up-to-date thanks to hyperlinks. Two hundred films are included in the series, separated into four books of 50 each, divided by genres. Part three covers the best horror, war, animation, documentary and epic films. More
We’ve been making films for over a hundred years, yet probably no more than a few hundred true masterpieces have emerged. Unfortunately, most film guides are awash with mediocrity, almost as if authors felt the top prize is presented to whoever writes the biggest tome with the longest reviews. I’ve kept my words to a minimum and my list to a very manageable 200. My commentary is brief as possible because I believe people want to read about films after they watch them not before, but you can click on any poster for a hyperlink to that film’s Wikipedia. Click the TV image to watch the film free on Youtube, or if that option is not available watch the trailer. The other buttons navigate to the most popular stream and dvd portals, as well as the best review site.
This book is designed as a foolproof tool for finding great films fast, especially for youngsters like my kids who haven’t watched a lot of film yet outside the most recent blockbusters. Most guides are skewed toward those recent blockbusters, but I paid little attention to them. Blockbusters often lose luster and tarnish quickly, especially if they’ve been put together with emotional tricks, while a truly great film takes viewers on a voyage of discovery and leaves them changed in some profound way. Hopefully, this guide will help people connect with some of those changes.