Even more than my film reviews, these book reviews are very often broader essays using the book as a jumping off point.
The Animated Man (Michael Barrier, University of California Press, 2007)
The Australian Ugliness (Robin Boyd, Text, 1960/2010)
Blockbuster: How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Summer (Tom Shone, Simon & Shuster, 2004)
Citizen Spielberg (Lester D. Friedman, University of Illinois Press, 2006)
Empire of Dreams: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Films of Steven Spielberg (Andrew M. Gordon, Rowman and Littlefield, 2007)
The Jaws Log: 25th Anniversary Edition (Carl Gottlieb, Newmarket Press, 1975/2001)
Mystifying Movies: Fads and Fallacies in Contemporary Film Theory (Noel Carroll, Columbia University Press, 1988)