If you’re a true cinephile and are looking for something a little a different to the same old wannabe film review sites that seem to be popping up all over the place, I’ve put together my favorite collection of websites dedicated to the art of cinema. The ladies and gentlemen running these sites are serious about their films and will make even the most seasoned cinephile feel right at home.15 Great Filmmakers Whose Films Demand Your Patience (you know a good post when Yasujiro Ozu makes an appearance). But don’t stop there, they’ve got enough lists to keep the cinephile in you wholly satisfied. And before you ask, yes I’m aware that this is a list post.
Tokyo Twilight. I’m almost certain Breakfast at Tiffany’s totally stole that one.
The Documentary Ways in the Work of Hirokazu Koreeda offers are rarely documented insight into one of contemporary cinema’s all time heroes.
slow cinema. A PhD candidate who is literally immersed in arguably the most transcendent form of film there is, Nadine’s website is dedicated to the study of some of the most contemplative films from around the world. Her recent article on Tsai Ming-Liang’s retirement film Stray Dogs makes for quite a touching read.
Vertov’s from their Mizoguchi’s. The Long Take as a Reaction to the Past in Contemporary Romanian Cinema is as intelligent and thought provoking as the long title suggest. Be prepared to be educated.
That’s your 5. Any other great websites for cinephiles? Let me know in the comments.