Arriving this December, “The Essential Cinemaphile” is an anthology of essays two decades in the making. Featuring articles and essays across 20 years from online film critic David Keyes, this collection narrows his body of work down to the very best of his output.
This comprehensive tome contains 250 articles stretched across that time frame, including previously unpublished work and articles revised exclusively for this book. Among them are over 200 film reviews, a dozen articles about the author himself, previously unreleased best-of lists, and an assortment of personal anecdotes from an evolving personal scrapbook of memories.
David has penned over a thousand articles in relation to his love of the movies. He began his interest in film analysis during a high school tenure that ultimately led to a journalistic career aspiration. Although that did not pan out as desired, his identity as a critic remained persistent well after his college education. Since then he has amassed a respectable following of readers, been part of the Online Film Critics Society and even engaged with industry insiders. Social media has provided him an additional marketing tool for his work, which also now includes annual volumes of writing published in paperback through an Amazon subsidiary. His articles are also indexed on Rotten Tomatoes, the internet’s most popular tracking resource for online film reviews.
David’s previous publication, “Admit No One: A Painful Education in Bad Modern Movies,” became a modest success that has only fueled the drive for additional projects. In the pipeline for 2019 and beyond are additional film-related publications, including one about Horror Films of the 21st Century, books about Ingmar Bergman and Alfred Hitchcock, and an academic study of films in the Criterion Collection.
“The Essential Cinemaphile” will be available in Kindle, Paperback and Hardback editions simultaneously. A specific release date will be announced in the coming weeks, along with cover art. A preorder date and pricing information are also forthcoming.