The Decadent Editions is a series of ten books about ten films, one for every year of the 2000s.
Each a deep dive into a single film, the ten book-length essays shift attention away from entrenched classics and the churn of mainstream releases, spotlighting milestones of contemporary cinema. These idiosyncratic studies, by some of today’s most compelling cultural critics, are ambitious and insightful, yet playful and inviting.
Together they offer an eclectic view of cinema in the first ten years of the new millennium – a decade now ripe for reappraisal.
The first four books in the series have already been published: Nick Pinkerton’s Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003), Erika Balsom’s TEN SKIES (2004), Dennis Lim’s Tale of Cinema (2005) and Melissa Anderson’s Inland Empire (2006).
The rest of the series is now available for pre-order, with Christine Smallwood’s La Captive (2000) to be published next, in March 2024. The remaining titles will follow at irregular intervals: K. Austin Collins’s Domestic Violence (2001), Anwen Crawford’s Morvern Callar (2002), Ed Halter’s At Sea (2007), Rebecca Harkins-Cross’s The Headless Woman (2008), and J. Hoberman’s Disorder (2009).
The books are available individually in our shop, or subscribe to collect them all.
Each release is complemented by public programmes hosted by our Publishing Partner, ACMI: the museum of screen culture, which will travel to other arts institutes and venues.