"You either love it or you love it," wrote Michael Atkinson of Taxi Driver nearly 30 years after Voice critic Andrew Sarris didn't love it much at all. Both reviews run in the fantastically argumentative Village Voice Film Guide: 50 Years of Movies From Classics to Cult Hits (Wiley). Celebrating a half-century of Village Voice film criticismfrom the personal to the political to the comical to the nearly impenetrablethe book, assembled by former Voice film editor Dennis Lim, comprises contributions by Voice institutions (Jonas Mekas, Andrew Sarris, current critic J. Hoberman) and relative unknowns (Oliver Stone?), while homing in on 150 indispensable films and the critiques that panned, lauded, dissected, and occasionally, made them.
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