J.J. Murphy’s brilliant new book The Black Hole of the Camera reconsiders the entire filmmaking career of pop artist Andy Warhol and places it in a detailed and engaging context.
Reviews of books on film history, criticism and reviews.
Robert Maier’s memoir Low Budget Hell details his working relationship with iconic cult movie director John Waters, plus his own long career making indie movies.
John Waters’ Role Models is thoroughly amusing, sometimes absolutely hilarious and sometimes genuinely emotional. It’s good entertainment.
The second issue of INCITE! has awesome interviews with Bruce Conner, Mike Maryniuk and more; plus, engaging articles. It’s a must read!
Impossibly Funky collects the best articles from the seminal film zine Cashiers du Cinemart by Mike White, covering films like Black Shampoo and more.
Duncan Reekie’s Subversion has tons of intriguing insights into the evolution of non-mainstream culture and what makes the underground so unique.
J.J. Murphy’s Me And You And Memento And Fargo isn’t quite an anti-Hollywood formula handbook, but it is a terrific antidote to tired movie structures.
Ignore the doomsayers and the hucksters! Instead, read Chuck Tryon’s well-researched and reasoned analysis of digital media, Reinventing Cinema.
Phil Hall covers a ton of territory in his History of Independent Cinema in a highly engaging fashion, from the origins of film to the modern day.
A list of 10 film books that have been overly inspiring and influential to me, including books by John Waters, Jonas Mekas, Jack Sargeant and more.