Books David Thomson Books by David Thomson David Thomson has written books about: Arts & Entertainment Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about David Thomson Book Reviews A Rambling Love Letter To The Silver Screen In 'How To Watch' November 12, 2015 Veteran film critic David Thomson's new book will get you thinking about the magic of film — but his personal, meandering arguments are sometimes too personal and too disjointed to land solidly. Book Reviews Assaying The Legacy Of 'The Big Screen' October 18, 2012 Film critic and historian David Thomson's new collection of essays covers a wide array of films, from Casablanca all the way to Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. Thomson digs through cinematic history to unearth truths about how what we watch reflects who we are. Aaron Meshon Best Books Of 2010 Best Gift Books 2010: Art, Nature, Cute Canines December 1, 2010 Even in a year notable for economic bust and an e-reader boom, big art books, lush photo retrospectives and other gems both quirky and collectible continue to roam the earth. Here are gift-book suggestions for every taste and budget. Book Reviews A Spirited Sprint Through A Marathon Movie History October 28, 2008 Film critic David Thomson blends eccentricity and common-sensibility in "Have You Seen...?", his insightful (and sometimes scathing) assessment of 1,000 classic films. Summer Reading: Nonfiction Excerpt: 'The Whole Equation' July 13, 2005 Author David Thomson concentrates his attention on a handful of key players, turning the lives of notable figures from Louis B. Mayer to Stephen Spielberg into deeply intuitive parables of success or disappointment.