Senses of Cinema

Senses of Cinema is an Australian-based online journal that emphasizes its “special commitment to … analysis and critique of Australian cinema,” but also takes an extensive look at American, European and Asian cinema. Its “Great Directors” section contains in-depth biographies (and filmographies) of directors ranging from anti-narrative American director Peggy Ahwesh to Austrian-born director Fred Zinnemann (From Here to Eternity), with many stops along the way for icons such as Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, Werner Herzog and John Waters. Lesser-known directors like France’s poetic Leos Carax and American feminist/ lesbian director Su Friedrich also figure in the long list. Look at the 2006 World Poll in the Jan.-Mar. 2007 issue—Seattle film critic Sean Axmaker’s Top 10 with added commentary (“Most arrogantly bad” going to M. Night Shyamalan’s Lady in the Water) and Liverpudlian lecturer-editor David Sorfa’s list of faves (including Czech director Frantisek Vlácil’s Academy Award-winning Marketa Lazarová) are among the entries that are entertaining to read and would make for lively film-watching projects.