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The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex

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The Good, the Bad and the Multiplex, Mark Kermode, book reviewThe Good, The Bad and The Multiplex is not Mark Kermode’s first book, but it is the first by the film critic that I have read. A well-known name and face in the world of film journalism, I always enjoy his appearances on TV shows along the lines of “The 50 Greatest Movies” – he invariably has something interesting, intelligent and funny to say, and for this stands out from so many of the other “talking heads” who waffle rubbish.
The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex is subtitled What’s Wrong With Modern Movies?, which gives a slightly better idea of what to expect. Kermode discusses his issues with modern cinema, ranging from the multiplex itself, through the lack of projectionists, the so-called “future” that is 3D, why blockbusters are so bad yet make a fortune, the point of film critics, and British cinema.


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