Anne Billson on Film 2009

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
For three years, Anne Billson wrote a film column for the Guardian newspaper which became obligatory reading for anyone interested in the world of cinema. She combines in-depth knowledge of her field with an eminently readable and unpretentious style and makes sometimes surprising and controversial observations with wit and elegance. Quite simply, she's a must-read for anyone who likes movies. More
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About Anne Billson

Anne Billson is a film critic, novelist, photographer, screenwriter, film festival programmer, style icon, wicked spinster, evil feminist, and international cat-sitter. She has lived in London, Cambridge, Tokyo, Paris and Croydon, and now lives in Antwerp. She likes frites, beer and chocolate.

Her books include horror novels Suckers, Stiff Lips, The Ex, The Coming Thing and The Half Man; Blood Pearl, Volume 1 of The Camillography; monographs on the films The Thing and Let the Right One In; Breast Man: A Conversation with Russ Meyer; Billson Film Database, a collection of more than 4000 film reviews; and Cats on Film, the definitive work of feline film scholarship.

In 1993 she was named by Granta as one of their Best Young British Novelists. In 2012 she wrote a segment for the portmanteau play The Halloween Sessions, performed in London's West End. In 2015 she was named by the British Film Institute as one of 25 Female Film Critics Worth Celebrating.

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Reviews

K. A. Laity reviewed on Feb. 15, 2012

I recall getting Billson's BFI volume on Carpenter's The Thing. It was a damn good thing I was going to Ealing Broadway (end of the line) because I never looked up from the pages until I realised the train had stopped. Accessible, entertaining and insightful: while I may not always agree I find much to provoke further discussion and -- you never know -- maybe change my opinion.
(reviewed 31 days after purchase)
Steve Lambley reviewed on Jan. 17, 2012

Perfect to be able to carry Anne's words around with me - she's sharp and irreverent ... challenging my own preconceptions has never be so much fun! Roll on collections from 2010 and 2011 ... and on and on in pastures new. Buy, buy, buy!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
John Atkinson reviewed on Jan. 16, 2012

Anne Billson is simply one of the best film critics around. No-one else has the same combination of knowledge, wit and style. If you've never read her before, this may well be the best 99 cents you'll ever spend.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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