By Dave Kehr
If you've ever desired to dig round within the documents for that ideal Sunday afternoon DVD and primary became to a witty weekly column within the New York Times, then you definitely are already accustomed to considered one of our nation’s premiere movie critics. when you love movies—and the writers who interact them—and simply take place to have of the top circulating day-by-day papers within the nation, then you definitely most likely realize the identify of the intellectually remarkable author who has been penning items on American and overseas movies for over thirty years. And if you happen to referred to as town of the large Shoulders domestic within the Seventies or Nineteen Eighties and depended on these trenchant, incisive experiences from the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Tribune to advisor your moviegoing satisfaction, you then understand Dave Kehr.
When videos Mattered presents a wide-ranging and illuminating collection of Kehr’s feedback from the Reader—most of that is reprinted the following for the 1st time—including insightful discussions of movie heritage and his arguable most sensible Ten lists. lengthy heralded by means of his friends for either his deep wisdom and incisive type, Kehr constructed his method of writing approximately movie from the auteur feedback well known within the ’70s. notwithstanding Kehr’s feedback hasn't ever misplaced its highbrow side, it’s nonetheless simply available to an individual who actually cares approximately videos. by no means watered down and continually razor sharp, it is going past wry observations to an acute exam of the actual stylistic features that outline the paintings of person administrators and confirm the that means of person films.
From present releases to special revivals, from classical Hollywood to overseas fare, Kehr has stored us spellbound together with his insightful serious commentaries. When videos Mattered will safe his position between our absolute best writers approximately all issues cinematic.