The Story of Film: An Odyssey is a documentary about the history of film by Mark Cousins.

'The director and narrator, Mark Cousins, a film critic from Northern Ireland [...], aims for comprehensiveness and coherence. He wants to tell the whole story, from Genesis to Revelation, as the saying goes, but he also wants this vast chronicle to have a shape and a point: themes and patterns amid the names, places and images. He succeeds to an impressive extent. The results of his dogged research, compulsive travel and hard thinking are exemplary, useful and sometimes thrilling.'

- The New York Times  (read the full article)