Film After Film by J. Hoberman
(Or, What Became of 21st Century Cinema?)

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Hoberman's criticism is always incisive and witty. A withering piece on Arnold Schwarzenegger's political aspirations describes the star of The Terminator as "the blockbuster made human". Hoberman proves himself to be one of the most intelligent and politically aware commentators on film.
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One of the world’s most erudite and entertaining film critics on the state of cinema in the post-digital—and post-9/11—age. This witty and allusive book, in the style of classic film theorists/critics like André Bazin and Siegfried Kracauer, includes considerations of global cinema’s most important figures and films, from Lars von Trier and Zia Jiangke to WALL-E, Avatar and Inception.
 

About J. Hoberman

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J. Hoberman has been the senior film critic at The Village Voice since 1988. He has taught at Harvard, NYU, and Cooper Union, and is the author of ten books, including Bridge of Light, The Red Atlantis, and The Dream Life.
 
Published August 21, 2012 by Verso. 305 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, History. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by PD Smith on Jan 15 2014

Hoberman's criticism is always incisive and witty. A withering piece on Arnold Schwarzenegger's political aspirations describes the star of The Terminator as "the blockbuster made human". Hoberman proves himself to be one of the most intelligent and politically aware commentators on film.

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