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Senses of Cinema
Image:SensesofCinema logo.png
Type of site
Online film magazine
Available inEnglish
OwnerSenses of Cinema Inc.
Created byBill Mousoulis (founding editor)
Current statusActive

Senses of Cinema is a quarterly online film magazine founded in 1999 by filmmaker Bill Mousoulis. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Senses of Cinema publishes work by film critics from all over the world, including critical essays, career overviews of the works of key directors, and coverage of many international festivals.[1]

Its contributors have included Raphaël Bassan, Salvador Carrasco, Barbara Creed, Wheeler Winston Dixon, David Ehrenstein, Thomas Elsaesser, Valie Export, Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Dušan Makavejev, Edgar Morin, Joseph Natoli, Murray Pomerance, Berenice Reynaud, Jonathan Rosenbaum, David Sanjek, Sally Shafto, David Sterritt, Robert Dassanowsky, and Viviane Vagh.

The magazine's current editors are Amanda Barbour, César Albarrán-Torres, Tara Judah, Abel Muñoz-Hénonin and Fiona Villella.[2]


Every issue of Senses of Cinema follows roughly the same format: about a dozen "featured articles," often related to a unifying theme, a special dossier often devoted to some aspect of Australian cinema, reports from various major international, regional and underground film festivals, book reviews, and articles devoted to recent screenings and retrospectives at the Melbourne Cinematheque.[3]

Senses of Cinema regularly publishes interviews in its featured articles section.

Great directors

Senses of Cinema maintains a database of career overview essays on "great directors." The essays range in scope and length, but they all maintain an auteurist perspective on the filmmakers' work.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Senses of Cinema – Established in Melbourne (Australia) in 1999, Senses of Cinema is one of the first online film journals of its kind and has set the standard for professional, high quality film-related content on the Internet. The online journal is devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema". Senses of Cinema. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Staff – Senses of Cinema". Senses of Cinema. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  3. ^ "About Senses of Cinema". Senses of Cinema. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Great Directors". Senses of Cinema. Retrieved 25 August 2022.