Persistence of Double Vision: Essays on Clint Eastwood. University of Alberta Press, 2000. 193 pp.

This started out as an essay on Unforgiven and another essay on Eastwood's strange dual perspective on things, then acquired one more section after another. Hence the kind of odd title for what was never a completely discrete set of essays.

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The Artist as Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg. University of Toronto Press, 2001. 496pp.
      (Enlarged paperback edition, 2006. 568pp.)

If I have a magnum opus, this is it. I've been writing about Cronenberg ever since 1982, and this book is the culmination of twenty years' work.

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North of Everything: English-Canadian Cinema Since 1980. University of Alberta Press, 2002. 488 + xxiii pp. Co-edited with Jerry White.

Jerry was the one who suggested this project in the first place, and deserves at least as much credit for it as I do, probably more.

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Into the Past: The Cinema of Guy Maddin. University of Toronto Press, 2010. 471pp.

A systematic survey and interpretation of Maddin’s cinema from the beginning until 2010, with lots of co-operation from the filmmaker himself.

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The Films of Michael Haneke. Metro Cinema Edmonton and the Wirth Centre for Austrian and Central European Studies, 2010. 77pp.

I edited and wrote an introduction for this slim volume published to accompany a complete season of Haneke's theatrical features at Metro Cinema Edmonton, thanks to the generous financial assistance of the Wirth Centre.