Film is one of the most popular and influential forms of art and entertainment in the modern world. Film can entertain, inform, educate, inspire, and challenge us in various ways. But how do we understand and appreciate film as an art form? What are the elements and techniques that make film unique and expressive? How do films reflect and shape the culture and history of their times and places? These are some of the questions that Understanding Movies (14th Edition) by Louis Giannetti tries to answer. In this book review, we will summarize the main features and contents of the book, as well as its strengths and weaknesses.