Published on September th, 2010

These are some great sites out there that also deal with film … just remember to come back here when you’re done. And to satiate your appetite for TV, please visit our sister site, The 400 Club.

Our Favourite Critics

A. O. ScottThe New York Times.

James Berardinelli – one of the best online-based critics.

Leonard Maltin – film reporter for Entertainment Tonight and author of the annual paperback Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide (the movie bible).

Manohla DargisThe New York Times.

Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton – ABC’s At The Movies.

Matthew Toomey – author of The Film Pie blog and critic for 612 ABC Brisbane.

Michael Phillips – film critic for the Chicago Tribune.

Roger Ebert – the Chicago Sun-Times. Also check out Ebert’s journal here.

Stephanie Zacharek – chief film critic for Movieline.

Scott Tobias – film editior The A.V. Club.

Wesley Morris - film critic for The Boston Globe.

Our Favourite Movie Blogs

Film Studies For Free – Alexeem says “If I couldn’t be bothered researching, which obviously has never happened, this site would be the first place I’d start … appropriating … from. They’ve got a fantastic selection of resources relating to some of the most interesting issues and individuals in the film world.”

Observations on Film Art – by Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell, authors of Film Art: An Introduction.

Scanners – Jim Emerson’s unique takes on the art of criticism.

AV Club – Film

Jonathan Rosenbaum – Blog of Jonathan Rosenbaum, head film critic of the Chicago Reader between 1987-2008. 

Self-Styled Siren – Film blog by Farran Smith Nehme. “She’s brainy, she’s funny, she knows old movies better than lots of so-called pros, and she writes like a Noel Coward heroine turned substitute teacher.” (Tom Carson, GQ Magazine)

Awesome Movie Podcasts

Creative Screenwriting – Jeff Goldsmith interviews writers and directors.

The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- Jeff Goldsmith’s podcast post-Creative Screenwriting. Interviews with writers, directors and stars of films.

Filmspotting – weekly podcast featuring reviews, interviews and top 5 lists.

The Treatment – film critic Elvis Mitchell’s weekly podcast.

Doug Loves Movies- comedian and inventor of the Leonard Maltin game.