Underground Film Journal

Book Reviews

Reviews of books on film history, criticism and reviews.


Naked Lens: Beat Cinema

Naked Lens, Jack Sargeant’s take on how the Beat literary movement influenced underground film, happily veers off the well-trodden film history path.

Sleazoid Express

Sleazoid Express by the late Bill Landis and Michelle Clifford is an exhilaratingly fun read about the glory days of Times Square grindhouse cinemas.

The Dream Life

The Dream Life by J. Hoberman is an excellent survey of the cinematic and political scenes of the ’60s that has some segments about underground film.