Cult, obscure, indie and oddball movies, television and video games.

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    Age Of Gold: Dali, Bunuel, Artaud: Surrealist Cinema


    Surrealist cinema, as epitomised by Salvador DalÌ and Luis BuÒuelís Un Chien Andalou and LíAge díOr, was a knife through the very heart of the establishment; a scorpionic, scatological black joke galvanized by the irrational, the uncanny, and the spectre of de Sade. Learn More
  2. Cinema Retro #33

    Cinema Retro #33


    The Essential Guide To Movies Of The '60s & '70s. Learn More
  3. Cinema Retro Movie Classics #5

    Cinema Retro Movie Classics #5: Clint Eastwood


    Celebrating Classic Movies of 60s and 70s Cinema. Learn More
  4. Difficult Men (paperback)

    Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad


    A riveting and revealing look at the shows that helped cable television drama emerge as the signature art form of the twenty-first century. Learn More
  5. The Difficulty of Being

    Difficulty of Being


    Reflections on life and art from the legendary filmmaker-novelist-poet-genius. Learn More
  6. Fifth Avenue, 5 AM

    Fifth Avenue, 5 AM: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast Ad Tiffany's, And The Dawn of the Modern Woman


    Audrey Hepburn is an icon like no other, yet the image many of us have of Audrey—dainty, immaculate—is anything but true to life. Here, for the first time, Sam Wasson presents the woman behind the little black dress that rocked the nation in 1961. Learn More
  7. Hammer!

    Hammer!: Making Movies Out of Sex and Life


    BARBARA HAMMER has made over eighty films and video works over the past forty years. Her experimental films of the 1970s often dealt with taboo subjects such as menstruation, female orgasm, and lesbian sexuality. In the 1980s she used optical printing to explore perception and the fragility of 16mm film life itself. Learn More
  8. Hope For Film (softcover)

    Hope for Film: From the Frontline of the Independent Cinema Revolutions


    An inspiring, tell-all look at the indie film business from one of the industry’s most passionate producers, Hope for Film captures the rebellious punk spirit of the indie film boom in 1990s New York City, its collapse two decades later and its current moment of technology-fueled regeneration. Learn More
  9. How Star Wars Conquered the Universe (softcover)

    How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise


    In 1973, a young filmmaker named George Lucas scribbled some notes for a far-fetched space-fantasy epic. Learn More
  10. Infamous Players (paperback edition)

    Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob, (and Sex)


    In 1967, Peter Bart, then a young family man and rising reporter for the New York Times, decided to upend his life and enter into the dizzying world of motion pictures. Learn More
  11. Inventory

    Inventory: 16 Films Featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls, 10 Great Songs Nearly Ruined by Saxophone, and 100 More Obsessively Specific Pop-Culture Lists


    Each week, the writers of The A.V. Club issue a slightly slanted pop-culture list filled with challenging opinions (Is David Bowie's "Young Americans" nearly ruined by saxophone?) and fascinating facts. Learn More
  12. It Doesn't Suck: Showgirls

    It Doesn't Suck: Showgirls (Pop Classics)


    Enough time has passed since Showgirls flopped spectacularly that it’s time for a good, hard look back at the sequined spectacle. Learn More
  13. Legends Of The Silver Screen

    Legends Of The Silver Screen


    An A5 collection of illustrations by Owen Ashworth, charting some of the best characters of cinema, past and present. Learn More
  14. Millennium Film Journal #62

    Millennium Film Journal #62


    World Views. Learn More
  15. National Treasure: Nicolas Cage

    National Treasure: Nicolas Cage (Pop Classics)


    A celebration of Nicolas Cage — the man and the meme. Learn More
  16. Nerd Do Well (paperback)

    Nerd Do Well: A Small Boy’s Journey to Becoming a Big Kid


    The unique life story of one of the most talented and inventive comedians, star of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Star Trek. Learn More
  17. Party Animals

    Party Animals: A Hollywood Tale of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll Starring the Fabulous Allan Carr


    Allan Carr was known as Hollywood’s premier party-thrower during the town’s most hedonistic era—the cocaine-addled, sexually indulgent 1970s. Learn More
  18. Raise Some Shell: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Pop Classics)

    Raise Some Shell: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Pop Classics)


    Raise Some Shell critically and cleverly examines the origins, evolution, and impact of the Ninja Turtles phenomenon — from its beginning as a self-published black-and-white comic book in 1984, through its transformation into a worldwide transmedia phenomenon by the middle of the 1990s, and up to the sale of the property to Nickelodeon in 2009 and relaunch of the Turtles with new comics, cartoons, and a big-budget Hollywood film. Learn More
  19. Reeling Through Life

    Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love and Die at the Movies


    Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies looks at how film shapes identity. Learn More
  20. Shootin' The Sh*t With Kevin Smith

    Shootin' the Sh*t With Kevin Smith: The Best of the SModcast


    Defiantly lewd, crude and hilariously rude, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith is a must for all his fans! Adults Only! Learn More
  21. The Film That Changed My Life

    The Film That Changed My Life: 30 Directors on Their Epiphanies in the Dark


    Spanning several generations—from newcomers to Oscar Award-winning veterans—this volume features a discussion of the movies that shaped the careers of these filmmakers and, in turn, cinema history. Learn More
  22. The Hollywood Economist 2.0

    The Hollywood Economist 2.0: The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies


    A fully revised edition of the popular guide to Hollywood finances, updated to reflect even newer films and trends. Learn More
  23. The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People

    The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People


    The Wallace family revisit their classic historical romp, and rework and update it with acerbic behind-the-scenes entries on Tupac Shakur, Kurt Cobain, Anna Nicole Smith, Malcolm X, Jim Morrison and others who have impacted our times. Learn More
  24. The Kid Stays In The Picture

    The Kid Stays In The Picture


    Success, Scandal, Sex, Tragedy, Infamy ... And That's Just The First Chapter... Learn More
  25. VHS: Absurd, Odd, and Ridiculous Relics from the Videotape Era

    VHS: Absurd, Odd, and Ridiculous Relics from the Videotape Era


    The decade of 1988-1998 was the Golden Age of VHS, a time when anybody with a pulse, a camcorder, and a few bucks could market a video. Learn More

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