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  • Feel Free

    Essays

    by Zadie Smith ...
    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR CRITICISM 2019From the MAN BOOKER PRIZE- and WOMEN'S PRIZE-SHORTLISTED author of Changing My Mind and Swing Time - discover a second unmissable collection of essays from Zadie Smith'Generous, courageous, and tough-minded... [A] classic English essayist in the vein of Orwell, Woolf and Angela Carter' Financial Times'Engrossing, astute... ... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Marc Fennell Kills Your Weekend (working title)

    by Marc Fennell ...
    260 movies, past and present, are reviewed in this high-energy, very funny journey through the world of film, as Marc Fennell, Hungry Beaster, TripleJ film reviewer, polymath, kills your social life by programming your DVD viewing for every weekend of the year.PRAISE FOR MARC FENNELL'Witty, irreverent and fun ...'Good Reading'Gold!'Cleo'A film companion with a difference'Daily NewsSO MANY MOVIES . ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex

    by Mark Kermode ...
    If blockbusters make money no matter how bad they are, then why not make a good one for a change?How can 3-D be the future of cinema when it's been giving audiences a headache for over a hundred years?Why pay to watch films in cinemas that don't have a projectionist but do have a fast-food stand?And, in a world where Sex and the City 2 was a hit, what are film critics even for?Outspoken, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Nordic Noir

    The Pocket Essential Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, Film & TV

    by Barry Forshaw ...
    Nordic Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, Film and TV by Britain's leading expert on crime fiction, Barry Forshaw, is a compact and authoritative guide to the phenomenally popular genre.The information-packed study examines and celebrates books, films and TV adaptations, from Sjöwall & Wahlöö's highly influential Martin Beck series through Henning Mankell's Wallander ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • 101 Marvellous Movies You May Have Missed

    Are you tired of trawling through movies you don't recognise on Netflix? Sick of reading short film descriptions that sound boring? Don't know what to watch next?Let leading film critic David Stratton introduce you to 101 movies that you probably haven't heard of, and tell you why they are worth seeing.David Stratton's selection of overlooked gems includes movies from such well-known directors as ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • H.P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction

    Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he spent most of his life. Among his most celebrated ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Great Movies

    by Roger Ebert ...
    America’s most trusted and best-known film critic Roger Ebert presents one hundred brilliant essays on some of the best movies ever made.Roger Ebert, the famed film writer and critic, wrote biweekly essays for a feature called "The Great Movies," in which he offered a fresh and fervent appreciation of a great film. The Great Movies collects one hundred of these essays, each one of them a gem of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Portrait Photography: Learn to Shoot Portraits That Make You Look Like a Model in a Few Easy Steps!

    Discover The Methods To Taking Absolutely Stunning PortraitsPortraits are probably one of the most sought after and most treasured photos we can have made of ourselves. If you look on the Internet you will see thousands upon thousands of people taking selfie and other photos of themselves with their cell phones, tablets and cameras. They will take these photos and post them on Twitter, Facebook, ... Read more

    Free

  • Southern Cross Crime

    The Pocket Essential Guide to the Crime Fiction, Film and TV of Australia and New Zealand

    Australian and New Zealand crime and thriller writing - collectively referred to as Southern Cross Crime - is booming globally, with antipodean authors regularly featuring on awards and bestseller lists, such as Eleanor Catton's Booker Prize winning The Luminaries and Jane Harper's big commercial hit, The Dry, winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award.Hailing from two sparsely populated nations on the ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • 'Have You Seen...?'

    a Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films including masterpieces, oddities and guilty pleasures (with just a few disasters)

    by David Thomson ...
    This is possibly the most entertaining, surprising and enjoyable film book ever written. Thomson set himself the near-foolhardy task of writing one page each on 1000 of the films that he has particularly liked – or in some cases, abhorred. Some half-million words of funny, vigorous, wayward prose later, we are all the happy beneficiaries of his deranged labour.Always unexpected, never repetitive, ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The James Bond Bedside Companion

    New revised digital edition of the classic 007 reference book from the 1980s, complete with a new Foreword by the author.THE JAMES BOND BEDSIDE COMPANION is an encyclopedic celebration of 007, who is still the world’s most popular secret agent.The only book to cover all aspects of the James Bond phenomenon in a single volume, it includes: a) An intimate portrait of Ian Fleming as remembered by his ... Read more

    $5.85 AUD

  • On The Buses

    The Complete Story

    by Craig Walker ...
    Book 1 - Heroes of Comedy
    On The Buses was a classic British situation comedy, created by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney, which ran for seven series from 1969 to 1973, and introduced a host of much-loved memorable characters. The series followed the ups and downs of life on the buses as portrayed by two work shy-busmen, Stan Butler (played by Reg Varney) and his mate Jack Harper (Bob Grant) as they invented new scams to ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Leonard Maltin's 2013 Movie Guide

    The Modern Era

    NEWMore than 16,000 capsule movie reviews, with more than 300 new entriesNEWMore than 13,000 DVD and 13,000 video listingsNEWUp-to-date list of mail-order and online sources for buying and renting DVDs and videosNEWCompletely updated index of leading performersMOREOfficial motion picture code ratings from G to NC-17MOREOld and new theatrical and video releases rated **** to BOMB MORE Exact running ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Great Movies II

    by Roger Ebert ...
    From America's most trusted and highly visible film critic, 100 more brilliant essays on the films that define cinematic greatness.Continuing the pitch-perfect critiques begun in The Great Movies, Roger Ebert's The Great Movies II collects 100 additional essays, each one of them a gem of critical appreciation and an amalgam of love, analysis, and history that will send readers back to films with a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Violent Screen

    “Bestselling novelist and Baltimore Sun movie critic Stephen Hunter (Dirty White Boys) writes well and vividly about movies, which is reason enough to consider picking up this anthology of his reviews and essays, dating back to 1982. A self-professed gun enthusiast, Hunter seems particularly well attuned to the outlaw attitudes so prevalent in the post-Tarantino period of cinema we're currently ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Star Wars The Force Awakens The Visual Dictionary

    by Pablo Hidalgo ...
    Return to the epic beginning of the final Skywalker trilogy with this definitive guide to the characters, locations, and vehicles of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.Beautiful photography and authoritative text by Lucasfilm insider Pablo Hidalgo names and explains all the details of costumes, weapons, equipment, and accessories. Includes three exclusive, specially commissioned cutaway models produced ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Sadist Cinema

    A Serbian Film

    by Fwah Storm ...
    Book 1 - Sadist Cinema
    In 2010 the world was subjected to a new and brave entry into the world of foreign cinema. A film that caused panic and outrage across the globe, and has resulted in multiple bans of the film, as well as a few arrests.Since then ‘A Serbian Film’ has earned itself a cult status, and mentions of its name still enduce fear into the hearts of movie goers around the world! ‘SADIST CINEMA’ is a short ... Read more

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  • Bowler Hats and Kinky Boots

    The Unoffical and Unauthorised Guide to The Avengers

    ‘Always keep your bowler on in times of stress. And watch out for diabolical masterminds.’ The Avengers is one of the most stylish and influential television series of all time, blending action and adventure with outrageous villains and a camp sense of fun. It introduced the public to the central characters of John Steed, Cathy Gale, Emma Peel and Tara King, and made international stars of actors ... Read more

    $10.51 AUD

  • 25 Great French Films: Ebert's Essentials

    by Roger Ebert ...
    series Ebert's Essentials
    Like a full-bodied Bordeaux wine, Roger Ebert's e-book original 25 Great French Films will reward you with a rich variety of full-length reviews of cinematic experiences. From such classics as Belle de Jour, Day for Night, and The 400 Blows to the sweeping drama (and beautiful scenery!) of Jean de Florette and its sequel Manon of the Spring, this e-book provides a perfect primer for those new to ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • The Female Gaze

    Essential Movies Made by Women (Alicia Malone’s Movie History of Women in Entertainment) (Birthday Gift for Her)

    by Alicia Malone ...
    Alicia Malone’s Take on Influential Women in Film!“Once again Alicia Malone champions women filmmakers, opening the floodgates to a great new wave of female voices and creative vision.”―Maria Giese, filmmaker and activist#1 Bestseller in Movies & Video Guides & ReviewsWith the success of the Wonder Woman movies and the results following the outcry of the #MeToo movement, now is the time to highlig ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 4th edition

    The Essential Companion for Filmmakers and Festival-Goers

    by Chris Gore ...
    The guerrilla guide to marketing and selling an indie film.Some people are just there for the loot bags. But most of the people at a film festival are trying to market and sell an independent film. Don’t be just one of the horde. Use Chris Gore’s Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide to help your indie film stand out! Entertainment Weekly loves Gore’s book, calling it a “treatise on schmoozing, ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery

    A Guide to Her Magical Performances

    Bewitched star Elizabeth Montgomery was one of the most prolific and popular actresses of the twentieth century. In her more than five hundred appearances on television, film and the stage, Elizabeth Montgomery’s talent, charisma, and personalityhave charmed millions for decades.This delightful new book delineates, dissects, and celebrates the diversity and minutia of Montgomery’s remarkable ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • How Beautiful It Is And How Easily It Can Be Broken

    Essays

    Whether he's on Broadway or at the movies, considering a new bestseller or revisiting a literary classic, Daniel Mendelsohn's judgments over the past fifteen years have provoked and dazzled with their deep erudition, disarming emotionality, and tart wit. Now How Beautiful It Is And How Easily It Can Be Broken reveals all at once the enormous stature of Mendelsohn's achievement and demonstrates why ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Movie Geek

    The Den of Geek Guide to the Movieverse

    Movie Geek is a nerdy dive into popular movies, brought to you by the award-losing Den Of Geek website, with a foreword by the UK's foremost film critic, Mark Kermode. Discover hidden stories behind movies you love (and, er, don't love so much), and find out just why the most dangerous place to be is in a Tom Hanks film.Fascinating, surprisingly and hugely entertaining, this leftfield movie guide ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD