Zines About The Movies


Zines About The Movies

Web sites for both e-zines and print magazines devoted to classic film.

Bright Lights Film Journal

This quarterly film publication has been online since 1996, after the print edition was discontinued. Be sure to check the Archives for lots of great essays on classic film — many of which are linked from our tribute articles.

The Cinema Laser

A collection of reviews of movies available on DVD and Laser Disc is only one part of Derek Germano’s extensive online edition of the DVD and Laser Disc print journal of the same name.

Cinema Retro

The Web site for a nice-looking print magazine devoted to classic and cult films of the 60s & 70s, written about and by the actors and filmmakers of the era. Led by writers Lee Pfeiffer and Dave Worrall. You can subscribe here and order back issues, while they last.

Douglas Pratt’s DVD-LaserDisc Newsletter

Web site for the newsletter first published by Doug Pratt as The Laser Disc Newsletter in 1984; it has covered the DVD market since 1997. All issues since December 1998 are available online in PDF format, including his excellent reviews.

Movie Magazine International

The Web site of a a weekly, 30-minute radio program which features film reviews, special reports, weekly trivia contests, and interviews with directors and actors both classic and current. Check to find out if it’s available in your area.

MovieMaker Magazine – Online home of the print magazine aimed at filmmakers, but of interest to all film fans. Includes industry news, information about film festivals, and more.

Senses of Cinema

A group of young movie fans from Australia is responsible for this online film journal devoted to a serious discussion of cinema. Their goal is to make Senses of Cinema “unique in its eclecticism.”

Talking Pictures

An interactive British-based site whose goal is to examine film, television, and other aspects of modern culture, based on the magazine founded by Nigel Watson in 1991. You can join for free or not, depending upon whether you’d like to simply read the articles and reviews, or join in the discussion.

Variety.com – This site contains mostly “subscription required” content if you want to read beyond the headlines and first paragraph of a story, but it is essential reading for anybody in the movie or entertainment industry.


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