Here's a list of links to worthwhile film press and criticism of all types available on-line. Rather than simply copying them blindly, I've chosen ones that I myself find worth reading, although in several cases - like VIDEO WATCHDOG & POSITIF - I've included sites with little content only because I admire the publications they're promoting. If anyone would like to recommend a site for inclusion, please drop me a line. Thanks to Jake Wilson, Alex Fung, Scott Tobias and Charles François for their suggestions.

On-line critics & film-related home pages:

Michael Atkinson


Dan Sallitt

Screen Grab


Dave Kehr

Missy Schwartz

Lee Walker


Chris Fujiwara

Matt Prigge

Eric Henderson

Muse Malade

Michael Sicinski

Jeremy Heilman

Scott Tobias

Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

Mike D'Angelo: The Man Who Viewed Too Much

Erik Gregersen

Theo Panayides' Century of Movies

Fred Camper

World Cinema This site, run by an anonymous Canadian, contains a wealth of critical and biographical information on a number of foreign filmmakers and actors. How many North Americans (apart from me, of course) would put up essays on Leos Carax, Philippe Garrel or Michael Haneke?


Philip Brophy An Australian critic/filmmaker/musician who's written a great deal on horror movies and film music and sound design; some broken links and navigational glitches.

Shelly Kraicer Devoted exclusively to Chinese cinema; many reviews, although updates are infrequent.

Full Alert Film Review An extremely adventurous site, formerly called "World Cinema Review" until the motherfuckers at Bravo, who've copyrighted the term "world cinema," threatened a lawsuit.

The Life and Art of Vern Proves that Andy Kaufman's spirit lives on.

 Hong Kong Digital Provides weekly updates on HK film, written by Canadian critic John Charles, a frequent VIDEO WATCHDOG contributor.

 David Bordwell

 Tim Youngs' Another Hong Kong Movies Page

 Hong Kong Cinema: A View From The Brooklyn Bridge

Ken Rudolph

Gerald Peary

American weeklies

Boston Phoenix

Chicago Reader 

City Pages (Minneapolis)

L.A. Weekly

Nashville Scene

The Nation

NY Press

Village Voice

English-language press

 Bright Lights

Cinema Scope

Cinemaya An Indian mag devoted to Asian film, with contributions from an international array of writers: includes several articles on Taiwanese film from latest issue.

Film Comment The front-runner of American film mags contains reviews and several articles from each issue, although updates are slow.

 Filmwatch A new Norwegian-based E-zine; first issue includes interview with Amos Gitai and article on Roger Corman by Dave Kehr

FIPRESCI An international critics' organization, contains news on festivals and such, with much more content to come.

Hong Kong Film Critics Society Reviews of HK films by local critics: not updated in a while. In both English and Chinese.

 Illuminated Lantern An E-zine about HK cinema, in which each issue also delves into the Chinese cultural background  behind a particular subject. Latest issue covers triads, and back issues cover Christianity in China, gambling and Taoism, among other topics.

Indiewire The indie equivalent of VARIETY, full of useful info about the biz end of things.

The McGuffin An Australian Hitchcock zine: commentary on index page currently being updated every few days by a rotating group of guest editors.

Real Time Arts Australian bimonthly arts magazine with much film coverage.


Screening The Past An Australian academic journal containing an enormous amount of writing; worthwhile work by Brenez, Adrian Martin, Bill Krohn, Stanley Kwan, Thomas Elsaesser and others.

Senses of Cinema An expansive Australian bimonthly webzine with a huge amount of criticism from writers around the world, including regular contributions from co-editor Martin.

Shock Cinema C overs rare cult films of all kinds in a gonzo style: contains reviews from current & past issues and a useful list of upcoming video releases.

Video Watchdog A thin site for this excellent zine, a pioneer in the field of video criticism.

Foreign-language press

El Amante Argentine mag (in Spanish): contains extensive excerpts from all their 1998 issues.

Cadrage A Quebeçois web-zine (in French) devoted to world cinema, includes contributions from Philippe St.-Germain.

 Cahiers du Cinema

Film Bulletin A Swiss magazine (in German)

La Lettre du Cinema Another thin site for this reportedly interesting French mag: contains table of contents for all issues and subscription form.

Liberation The film section from this progressive French daily contains reviews of every film opening in Paris, festival coverage - their Cannes section was indispensable - and news.

Le Monde Amother French daily with an extensive review selection.

Positif Site for this long-lived French rival to CAHIERS DU CINEMA: contains editorial from latest issue and table of contents.

Repérages Finally, a French mag site with some content! It includes 2 articles on Takeshi Kitano - once again - from latest issue and excerpts from back issues.

Skrien Dutch magazine

TRAFIC A bare-bones site for this reportedly excellent magazine, founded by Serge Daney shortly before his death. (Since it's not distributed in the U.S. and subscriptions are ridiculously expensive, I've never seen it.) It includes a table of contents for each issue and a subscription form. In French.

24 Images A Quebec mag (all text in French) with some interesting interviews. Most of the content of latest issue appears to be up.