Best Film Sites

Basically, it's a blogroll, an alphabetized and categorized listing of places, friends and acquaintances we keep up with and thought you might want to as well.

Also, do feel free to contact us: Daniel Kasman (daniel at theauteurs dot com) for submissions to The Notebook and David Hudson (david at theauteurs dot com) for news and tips for @theauteursdaily and/or @theauteurs.

 

 

CINEPHILES

Acquarello

David Bordwell & Kristin Thompson

Joe Bowman

Richard Brody

celinejulie

Chris Cagle

David Cairns

Robert Cashill

Cinetrix

Edward Copeland

Dennis Cozzalio

Doug Cummings

Mike D'Angelo

Brian Darr

Nick Davis

Tony Dayoub

David Ehrenstein

Jim Emerson

Mike Everleth

Greg Ferrara

Matthew Flanagan

Chris Fujiwara

Max Goldberg

Andrew Grant

Michael Guillén

Brandon Harris

Michael Hawley

Robert Horton

Ed Howard

Darren Hughes

Dan Jardine

Dave Kehr

Craig Keller

Glenn Kenny

Ryland Walker Knight

Kevin B Lee

Joe Leydon

Kimberly Lindbergs

Edwin Mak

Dave McDougall

Elvis Mitchell

Peter Nellhaus

Dan North

Andrew O'Hehir

David Phelps

Ray Pride

Nathaniel R

Andy Rector

Matt Riviera

Jonathan Rosenbaum

Bill Ryan

Dan Sallitt

Girish Shambu

Michael Sicinski

Jason Sperb

Chris Stangl

Bob Turnbull

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Alison Willmore

Neil Young

Ray Young

 

FILMMAKERS

Alejandro Adams

Adam Curtis

David Lowery

Chris Marker (About)

Errol Morris

 

REVIEWS (AND NEWS)

AV Club

Boston Globe

Guardian

Hammer to Nail

IFC

indieWIRE

NPR

New Statesman

New York Times

Oregonian

Salon

SF360

Telegraph

World/Independent Film

 

REVIEWS (BUT NOT SO MUCH NEWS)

Sean Axmaker

Josef Braun

Andrew Chan

Critic's Notebook

Erin Donovan

Roger Ebert

Marilyn Ferdinand & Roderick Heath

DK Holm

Mark Kermode

Jonathan Kiefer

Kevyn Knox

Paul Matwychuk

Patrick Z McGavin

Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Out 1

Parallax View

Reverse Shot

James Rocchi

Nick Schager

Andrew Schenker

Slant

Slate

James van Maanen

Noel Vera

 

ESSENTIAL CATCH-ALLS

Alternative Film Guide

the art of memory

Artforum

Bright Lights After Dark

Filmbo's Chick Magnet

Filmmaker

Filmwell

GreenCine Daily

The House Next Door

Moving Image Source

SpoutBlog

Supposed Aura

Twitch

UbuWeb

Unspoken Cinema

 

WEEKLIES

Austin Chronicle

Boston Phoenix

Chicago Reader

L Magazine

LA Weekly

New York

New York Press

New Yorker

Philadelphia City Paper

Philadelphia Weekly

San Francisco Bay Guardian

The Stranger

Time Out London

Time Out New York

Village Voice

 

MONTHLIES, QUARTERLIES, ETC.

American Cinematographer

Bright Lights Film Journal

Brooklyn Rail

Cineaste

Cinema Scope

Criticine

Film Comment

Film-Philosophy

Independencia

Indian Auteur

Jump Cut

KinoKultura

Midnight Eye

MovieMaker

Offscreen

Otherzine

Rouge

Scope

Screening the Past

Senses of Cinema

Sight & Sound

Synoptique

 

DOCS

The D-Word

The Documentary Blog

IDA's News on the Doc

POV

AJ Schnack

Stranger Than Fiction

Agnes Varnum

 

DVDS

Dave Blakeslee (Criterion Reflections)

Criterion Confessions

Current (The Criterion Collection)

The Digital Bits

DVD Beaver

DVD Spin Doctor

DVD Talk

GreenCine Guru

Masters of Cinema

Slant

 

EUROPE

Cahiers du cinéma (France)

Cargo (Germany)

Cineuropa Film-Zeit (Germany)

Lukas Foerster (Germany)

Thomas Groh (Germany)

Lumière (Blog; Spain)

Positif (France)

Schnitt (Germany)

 

ASIA

Jason Gray

HanCinema

The Hindu

Japan Times

Kung Fu Cinema

LoveHKFilm

Nippon Cinema

Southeast Asian Film Studies Institute

Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow

Wise Kwai's Thai Film Journal

 

WORLD

See HarryTuttle's "World Artfilm Blogs United"

 

HISTORY: NOW MORE THAN EVER

The Bioscope

A Film Canon

Greenbriar Picture Shows

If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger...

Movie Morlocks

Old Hollywood

Self-Styled Siren

Silent Volume

 

BIZ & BUZZ

AICN

Cinematical

Nikki Finke

FirstShowing

Hitfix

In Contention

Ioncinema

Movie City News

Movieline

The Playlist

Anne Thompson

Jeffrey Wells

 

TECH

HD for Indies

Scott Kirsner

Chuck Tryon

 

RESOURCES, ETC.

The Art of the Title Sequence

Cinema is Dope

Directors Notes

Film Studies For Free

The Film Talk

GreenCine Primers

Internet Archive

Internet Movie Database

Movie Review Query Engine

Not a Movie Poster

Old Hollywood

Reelizer

Video Data Bank

 

 

Responses

33 responses to this post.  Join the discussion

  • Andrew Rosinski

    http://dinca.org

  • Andrew Rosinski

    Writing a review of Man Walking on Snow — to be posted later today.

  • Joshua W

    Props for the link to Ed Howard. His blog is one of the best on the internet.

  • ze ze

    for me, the most inspiring film journal: celine julie wordpress

  • minima

    http://www.bbl-steadycam.de/ germany

  • Law

    Thanks for the list! Going to have to slowly check them all out.

  • adam

    hopelies.com is great too…

  • carloss

    For the Europe section I would add…..

    Independencia (France)
    http://independencia.fr/indp/accueil.html

    Lumiere (Spain)
    http://www.elumiere.net/

    Both have great content and are beautiful to look at!

  • Josh Bower

    yeah hopelies.com is worth a mention.

  • MarBelle

    I’d like to self nominate Directors Notes – weekly interviews & films/clips from independent directors: http://www.directorsnotes.com

    Also No Fat Clips – http://dekku.nofatclips.com/, Short of the Week – http://www.shortoftheweek.com/, Motionographer – http://motionographer.com/ & The WorkBook Project – http://workbookproject.com/ are absolute musts.

  • dugward

    I’m surprised allmovie didn’t make the list. i’ve always found them useful.

  • damien

    Missed out www.puremovies.co.uk, a nice mish-mash between academic, industry and populist articles. Just read one from the writer of Mars Attacks!

  • Filmy

    Acquarello link needs a fix, it’s leading us to Bordwell’s site.

  • David Guzman

    missed Billy Stevenson’s www.afilmcanon.com

    If there’s a more comprehensive and eloquent review of the film canon I haven’t seen it. Updates chronologically (up to the 50s atm)

  • mordlock99

    all of them are very good links, thanks

  • Joe Bowman

    Thanks a lot for the link!

  • James Hansen

    Glad to see so many friends on here. Hopefully Out 1 can join the party soon! A boy can dream… :-)

  • sushi

    You might like to edit the Hindu website link under “Asia”
    The current link points to Hindu website which looks pathetic. They have a beta website for movies at http://beta.thehindu.com/arts/movies/ which looks much better.

  • Jim Barratt

    That’s a great list, with only a few notable omissions I can see. Splendor Cinema is well worth a look for the novelty of reading about the film biz from the perspective of an exhibitor (http://splendorcinema.blogspot.com/).

    The Case for Global Film is superb on world cinema (http://itpworld.wordpress.com/).

    And modesty prevents me from mentioning my own film biz research blog, Bigger Picture Research (http://www.biggerpictureresearch.net/)

  • Straydog

    A great list! Thanks for the indepth breakdown.
    Check out The Reel Pour at http://www.reelpour.com for something different. It pairs up and reviews Cinema and Wine using a simple and entertaining approach rolled up in one intergrated forum.

  • Emily

    Thanks for the great list!!!! =)

  • Dennis Cozzalio

    This is a great list, David. Thanks for revealing your sources!

  • James Maz

    Thanks

  • KC Biedlingmaier

    Huge list, definitely the most comprehensive list I’ve seen. If you like a discussion-based set up and independent film, I’d also check out appleboxfilm.com. It’s pretty small so far but has a lot of potential.

  • Matt King

    InContention.com . It’s defined itself as an awards site, as the URL suggests, but it’s really way more than that. Kris Tapley and Guy Lodge do great movie coverage in general, along with pretty insightful columns and writing.

  • Alix

    thanks David for sharing us these nice links

  • Erin Donovan

    Thank you, David!

  • Aaron

    What about trailers. backofthetrailer.typepad.com

  • Seanax

    Happy to be part of the in crowd, but also want to put in a plug for “Parallax View,” for its archival revivals (like “Movietone News”) if not its new material.
    http://parallax-view.org/

  • Matthew Flanagan

    Surprised not to see Supposed Aura, ntbd or the art of memory here. Props to the commenter above who plugged celinejulie too…

  • David Hudson

    Many thanks for all the suggestions. Sorry it’s taken so long (a full month?!), but I’ve tweaked a few links and added a few more. I’ll be checking in on the list for updating every now and again, too, so once again: thanks!

  • jennybee

    Living in Cinema is one of my favorites. Excellent writing and a lively, articulate (and respectful) comments section. Craig Kennedy has posted at least daily for close to four years, without exception, and usually multiple times a day. His reviews, interviews and essays are top-shelf. I can’t speak highly enough of it. http://www.livingincinema.com

    I also depend on Awards Daily for news and buzz. Sasha’s site is what made a cinephile of me, and she’s been covering the Oscar race online longer than anyone. http://www.awardsdaily.com

  • Dan Jardine

    Hey, thanks for the tip o’ the cap. Much appreciated.

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