new: Scope - online film journal
new: Film Score Monthly - online companion to the print magazine
new: Cinema Journal - only the Fall 1999 issue is available to the general public, academics may be able to access others
new: Andrzej Zulawski Web Page
new: Cine-rhama - extensive collection of links (several hundred actually) about British films and actors along with some other countries and related material
new: Teiji Ito - new CD release of his sountracks, including that to Maya Deren's Meshes of the Afternoon. His album King Ubu is available from John Zorn's Tzadik and you can read more about Ito in David Toop's Exotica.
Internet Movie Database - Easily the best of the online general databases and very thorough for American and British films, less so for other countries. But we can all help by adding the info ourselves.
AllMovie Guide - Though formerly something of secondary interest, the AllMovie Guide has recently greatly expanded the material of interest to FAFR readers (and film buffs in general). Particularly useful are the many bios (does the IMDB give you solid background on Hou Hsiao-Hsien?) though a few of the reviews can still be annoyingly brief. If it follows all the way through on this trend, the AllMovie will become the major film source on the Internet.
The Motion Picture Guide - Only covers non-American films if they were released in the US though this is often (but not always) a good place for plots and background info.
Chicago Reader Movie Section - Jonathan Rosenbaum is the main film critic. Also has a nice searchable database of short reviews that include much of FAFR interest. Highly recommended.
Hong Kong Cinema - Excellent database for Hong Kong films.
BFI Home Page
Chinese Cinema Page
Kinema Club - extensive info on Japanese films; also runs KineJapan mailing list
Darcy's Korean Film Page - very well written and informative
Liberation - Cinema (in French)
British Movie Musicals
Japanese Horror Movie Database
rec.arts.movies.international - recently started newsgroup that could use more activity so come visit
alt.asian-movies - often too much fannish Hong Kong postings but occasional info of more value
fr.rec.cinema.discussion (in French)
relcom.cinema - newsgroup about Russian films and mostly in that language
de.rec.film.kritiken (in German) - too many Hollywood films
Bright Lights Film Journal
Russian and Soviet Cinema - Internet Resources
Association Francaise de Recherche sur L'histoire du Cinema
The Sergio Leone Page
Iran Media - info on Iranian movies, some English, much Persian
Abel Gance - too many large images in the opening page but still some things of interest
The Pantheon - info on directors like Godard, Bresson, Pialat, Kiarostami and Herzog alongside up'n'comers like Benoit Jacquot, Rob Tregenza and Michael Haneke
The World of Takeshi Kitano
Pacific Film Archive - even if you can't go, their extensive program notes are well worth reading
Walter Reade Theatre Archive - collection of first-rate program notes
Chinese Movie Database
Chinese Movies - several hundred short descriptions (in English) of Chinese films, many (most?) not listed in the IMDB or other common English-language sources
Database of Taiwan Cinema
Chinese Cinema: Scholarly Works and Articles in English - very thorough bibliography; certainly a must for anybody interested in the subject
New Chinese Cinemas - papers and info from a class at Stanford
Frederick Wiseman's Documentary Films
Where to Read More (on Asian film)
Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture
Korean Film Database
The Unseen Welles Webpage
Screening the Past - journal
Akira Kurosawa Database
Current Japanese Films - mostly horror and genre films but an interesting look (for some reason I couldn't put in the full URL so when this page comes up, click on the "English users" text)
Time Out - these city-guide magazines can turn up some interesting info but only if you're patient and not too demanding
European Screenwriters & European Film
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