Tom Milne
Born(1926-04-02)2 April 1926
Died14 December 2005(2005-12-14) (aged 79)
OccupationFilm critic

Tom Milne (2 April 1926 – 14 December 2005) was a British film critic.[1][2]

After war service, he studied English and French at Aberdeen University and later at the Sorbonne. Interested in the theatre too, he wrote for the magazine Encore,[2] which existed for a decade (1954 to 1965).

Milne wrote for Sight & Sound, the Monthly Film Bulletin, The Observer and The Times during his career. During the 1960s he was associate editor of Sight & Sound and editor of the Monthly Film Bulletin. His book length studies of film directors include monographs on Joseph Losey (1968) and Rouben Mamoulian (1969) in the Thames & Hudson Cinema One series, the former comprising a series of extended interviews with the director.[3][4] He also wrote a short study on the Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer (1971) and edited and translated an anthology of interviews and writings on Jean-Luc Godard (1972).[5][6]

In addition, Tom Milne oversaw the translation and subtitling of French films for television screenings.[2] He was the founding editor of the Time Out Film Guide, which went through nineteen editions from 1989 through 2010.[7][8]

An archive of over 3000 novels that were the personal collection of Tom Milne is held at Lancaster University Library


  1. ^ Rosenbaum, Jonathan (February 2006). "Tom Milne, 1926—2005". Sight & Sound.
  2. ^ a b c "Memories of Tom Milne". Masters of Cinema. Archived from the original on 10 August 2010. See also "Memories of Tom Milne".
  3. ^ Losey, Joseph; Milne, Tom (1968). Losey on Losey. Doubleday. OCLC 437579.
  4. ^ Milne, Tom (1969). Rouben Mamoulian. Indiana University Press. ISBN 9780253150158. OCLC 56707.
  5. ^ Milne, Tom (1971). The Cinema of Carl Dreyer. A.S. Barnes. ISBN 9780302020579. OCLC 129726.
  6. ^ Godard, Jean-Luc (1972). Narboni, Jean; Milne, Tom (eds.). Godard on Godard: Critical Writings. Viking Press. ISBN 9780670019359. OCLC 1164640.
  7. ^ Milne, Tom, ed. (1989). Time Out Film Guide. Penguin. ISBN 9780140127003. OCLC 22306685.
  8. ^ Pym, John, ed. (2010). Time Out Film Guide 2011. Time Out Guides Limited. ISBN 9781846702082. OCLC 555629372.