Film theory, film criticism and film studies
A comprehensive directory of film theory and film criticism websites
Film criticism *
See also: Film reviews and blogs
Film studies, news and film reviews.
A magazine for media theory, criticism and culture. Reviews and essays.
Founded in 1976, Film Criticism is the third oldest academic film journal in the U.S..
Movie reviews, film criticism and funk. CinemaFunk is a website dedicated to providing high-quality movie reviews, in-depth film criticism and analysis. It also wants to develop a film canon of films considered ‘best ever’.
The Film Journal
The Film Journal is an independently produced, online film publication which seeks to contribute to the community of serious-minded film websites by being a forum for eclectic film criticism, study and discussion.
The Journal of Short Film (THE JSF) is a not for profit peer reviewed publication that is devoted to the distribution of the underrepresented medium of short film.
Film-Philosophy is an international peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to philosophically discussing film studies, aesthetics and world cinema.
Compares reviews between critics. Film ratings based on a weighted average of various individual reviews.
Critics’ choices for best films
Greatest Films (Filmsite.org)
Interpretive, descriptive reviews, commentary and historical background on Hollywood and American classic films. Film reference material and hundreds of vintage film posters.
Film studies *
A journal of film analysis.
A scholarly journal on Film and Media.
Film and popular culture.
The New York Film Academy
Designed for the new generation of filmmakers who share a common passion and want to learn by making their own films immediately in a hands-on intensive program.An international institute with schools in such places as New York, Universal Studios, California, Boston, Chicago, Miami, London, Paris,Tokyo and soon in Mexico.
Prague PCFE Film School
provides practical instruction in filmmaking for motion pictures and television. Cross-disciplinary in approach, the school aims to create informed auteurs and well-rounded specialists.
Strictly Film School
Dedicated to the analysis of landmark world cinema from an academic perspective.
Film theory, film and philosophy *
See also: Film Journals
Auteur theory of film.
Feminist film theory *
Film sound theory.
The Art and Analyses of Film Sound Design
Senses of Cinema
An online film journal devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema.
Strictly Film School
A journal of landmark cinema, examining universal themes, symbols and imagery, historical and artistic genres.