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They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? was started in May 2003 by cinema enthusiasts from Adelaide, Australia as a resource for all those interested in films and specifically the directors who make them. The January 2010 list of the 1,000 Greatest Films of all-time was primarily compiled by using 2,041 individual critics' and filmmakers' personal lists/ballots of their favourite/best films.
Sight & Sound is a British monthly film magazine published by the British Film Institute (BFI). Every decade, Sight & Sound asks an international group of film professionals to vote for their greatest film of all time. Since 1952, Critics have been asked to provide a top ten list and in 1992, directors were invited to participate in a separate poll.
Halliwell's Film Guide is often praised for being the biggest and best film guide and a must have for all silver screen buffs.
Mubi (formerly The Auteurs) is an online film website that integrates elements of social networking with video streaming. The site allows users to watch feature films, usually for a fee, and connect with others with similar tastes in movies.
The Village Voice is a free weekly newspaper in New York City, United States featuring investigative articles, analysis of current affairs and culture, arts reviews and events listings for New York City. The Village Voice Film Poll is an annual polling by The Village Voice film section of more than 100 major film critics for alternative media sources.
Films101 is a website that organizes the films that have been strongly recommended by critics and filmmakers. The bulk of the Films101 database comes from all-time best movie lists and movie awards.
The Cinematheque was started by film historian and critic Kervyn Knox.
TopTenReviews (TTR) is a website which aggregates reviews for software, hardware, web services, music, movies and video games from other sites and publications.
The Times is a daily national newspaper published in the United Kingdom since 1785, when it was known as The Daily Universal Register.
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information related to movies, television shows, actors, production crew personnel, video games, and most recently, fictional characters featured in visual entertainment media.
Cahiers du Cinéma is an influential French film magazine founded in 1951 by André Bazin, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Joseph-Marie Lo Duca.
The popular AFI 100 Years… series, which ran from 1998 to 2008, and created jury-selected lists of America’s best movies in categories including Musicals, Laughs and Thrills, drove new generations to experience classic American films. The juries consisted of over 1,500 artists, scholars, critics and historians.
The British Film Institute (BFI) is a charitable organisation established by Royal Charter to:
'encourage the development of the arts of film, television and the moving image throughout the United Kingdom....'
Rotten Tomatoes is a website devoted to reviews, information, and news of films, most widely known as a film review aggregator. The name derives from the historical cliché of throwing tomatoes and other vegetables at stage performers if a performance was particularly bad.
Entertainment Weekly is an American magazine, published by the Time division of Time Warner, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture. EW's primary concentration is on entertainment media and critical reviews.
Total Film, is a film magazine in the United Kingdom. It offers film and DVD news, reviews, and features. In 2004, a Total Film survey of 25 British film critics produced a list of their Greatest British Films of All Time. In 2006, Total Film released a magazine featuring the top 100 films, as selected by a readers' poll.























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Film4 is a free digital television channel available in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, owned and operated by Channel 4, that screens films. 50 Films to See Before You Die was first shown on Channel 4 to celebrate the relaunch of Film4 in July 2006.
Time Out is a publishing company based in London, England. The company's best known product is the Time Out weekly listings magazine. The listing magazines for particular cities contain information about events in film, theatre, fashion, literature and all other artistic events happening, as well as eat out and night out sections.






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