Film Filter
  1. Marvel, Gatekeeping and the ‘Problem’ with Avengers: Infinity War

    “If film should only be for stories which tell a complete picture across two or three films, then is cinema not restricting itself?” Pop-culture critic Tony Black defends the ambitiously hermetic Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    Comics
  2. Books
  3. One Travel Destination to Rule Them All

    At For the Love of Nike, Jennifer takes us on a photographic tour of Hobbiton — the land of the hobbits as filmed in The Lord of the Rings — in Matamata, New Zealand.

    Exploration
    Image by Jennifer at For the Love of Nike
  4. Hollywood Is Out of Unoriginal Ideas

    Justice League flopped, while truly original films like Get Out and Lady Bird are critically and financially successful. So what’s up with all the reboots?

    Film
  5. FilmGrab

    Are you a movie and/or photography buff? At FilmGrab, cinephile Donnacha is building “a growing archive of stills from the best films ever.”

    Art
  6. “The human race was not, in fact, exterminated in the late 1990s, as the film portends—but we have been doing our damnedest ever since to make sure it is.”

    Commentary
  7. Wonder Woman and Boogeymen

    Elizabeth cried watching Wonder Woman. Why? “I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie where a woman character kicked ass and all of us didn’t have to pay the price for that by first watching at least one woman be violently dehumanized before us.”

    Essay
    JD Hancock (CC BY 2.0)
  8. IndieWire

    IndieWire is an online publication covering film and TV, with a constant flow of news, reviews, and interviews for passionate fans and industry insiders.

    Culture
  9. Film Quarterly

    A magazine for serious film lovers: in-depth articles, reviews, and interviews examining all aspects of film history, film theory, and the impact of film, video, and television on culture and society.

    Culture
  10. The Female Gaze

    “A journal for those who like to view the world as a work of art,” The Female Gaze is published by a group of women who explore and write about visual media, from film to architecture.

    Art
  11. Site in the Spotlight: What’s New at Film School Rejects

    Neil Miller, the publisher of Film School Rejects, talks about the website’s return to WordPress.

    Film
  12. FAN/FIC Magazine

    FAN/FIC is an online magazine for fanfiction readers and writers: essays about fan culture, practical advice on how to improve your craft, interviews with writers, and more.

    Books
  13. Who we are in the moment

    “We should strive to be the best version of ourselves at all times.” Reflecting on the bizarre end to Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony, Alec Nevala-Lee writes about the things we say in public in an age where a single tweet can ruin your life.

    Commentary
  14. Five on Film: The Role of Cinema in 2017

    Five lovers of film share their insights on the role of cinema.

    Commentary
    Photo by Kenneth Lu (CC BY 2.0)
  15. An Etymology Goes “Rogue”

    Follow along as John Kelly examines the etymology of the word “rogue,” in honor of the release of the new Star Wars film, Rogue One.

    Film
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