Equally useful for trivia hounds, casual dippers, and hardcore cinephiles, Time Out Film Guide 2011
shows a happy egalitarianism, placing popular genre movies alongside art-house treasures. The series has been hailed for having more complete international coverage than any comparable film guide, and this edition proves it with 500 new reviews in every genre of world cinema. Dozens of appendices arrange movies by category — from dramas, thrillers, and comedies to Italian, Japanese, and Iranian films. Cast and director lists make it easy to locate a favorite star or auteur, and they include the year of each film cited. Extensive cross-indexes, one of the series’ trademarks, have been updated. And finally, reviews of notable DVD releases and a list of the world’s 100 key film websites help make this the one must-have film guide.