[I]n a highly effective and unique manner Loht engages – confronts– Heidegger’s phenomenological ontology and uses it to convincingly and successfully think with and then beyond Heidegger, offering us an original and illuminating study of the phenomenological-ontological aspects of film-as-philosophy. . . Loht’s book, in my estimation, will have a wide appeal to practitioners within a myriad of disciplines. . . This is Loht’s first monograph as a philosopher, and this book gives the positive impression that his future publications will be, much like this impressive text, books that challenge orthodoxy and push hard against comfortable, complacent, and even dogmatic, philosophical interpretations.