Bernard Rose’s film “ivansxtc” is the 17th film reviewed in the new book “The Best Film You’ve Never Seen: 35 Directors Champion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love” (Paperback) by Robert K. Elder available June 1, 2013. Read excerpts here.

About The Book

In this book, 35 directors champion their favorite overlooked or critically savaged gems. In these conversations, the filmmakers defend their choices. These films, they argue, deserve a larger audience and for their place in movie history to be reconsidered. But the conversations’ tangents, diversions, and side trips provide as much insight into the directors’ own approach to movie making as into the film they’re discussing. The filmmakers are the perfect hosts, often setting the tone, managing expectations, and giving advice about how you should watch each movie. They’re often brutally honest about a film’s shortcomings or the reasons why it was lost in the first place.

The Best Film You’ve Never Seen is not only a guide to some badly overlooked movies but a bold attempt to rewrite film history.

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