This is a good book but not a comprehensive film guide. It only covers about 101 movies. The reviews are usually interesting. The critic/author is British.
The real appeal of the book might be the side features. Some of these are a lot of fun to read. They include mini-biographies and career overviews, and essays.
mini biographies include
- Matt Damon
- Mark Wahlberg
- Ryan Gosling
- Andrea Arnold
- Peter Jackson
- Michael Fassbender
- Mark Ruffalo
- David Fincher
- Natalie Portman
- Carey Mulligan
- Tights Camera Action the unstoppable rise of the comic- book movie
- Breaking the Celluloid Ceiling 10 Women Directors who scored hits in the millennium
- Ten Little Movies that Could ten American Indies that punched way above their weight
- Long Live the new Flesh (one about directors, one about actors, and one about actresses who got their big break in the millennium)
It is a good book.