I'm curious to know: what film magazines do you search out, read, and find valuable?
For me, in addition to the mainstays--like Cineaste, Cinema Scope, Film Comment, Rouge, Screening the Past, Senses of Cinema--I've just taken out a subscription to Film Quarterly. And I cancelled my long-time Sight & Sound subscription (a tad expensive).
I've been looking at e-Cahiers in English but a good portion of the magazine proper is available only to paying subscribers. (Are there any Cahiers subscribers out there who would recommend it?)
I've also been frequenting the musty periodical stacks in the college library for old volumes of Film Comment from the 70s and 80s. Not only do they contain many writers I know and like (e.g. Durgnat, Rosenbaum, Robin Wood) but also some new-found favorites like Richard T. Jameson (see Jim Emerson's post which quotes from Jameson's wonderful 1980 essay "Style vs. 'Style'") and Ronnie Scheib (I think she writes for Variety now but among other pieces I can recommend an amazing Ida Lupino essay from the Film Comment archives).
The new issue of Film International is devoted to Bazin. The articles look interesting but are available in the print edition only (e.g. William Rothman's "Bazin as Cavellian Realist"; Diane Stevenson's "Godard and Bazin"; TIFF report by Barry Keith Grant). I'm considering subscribing to it.
I like to visit the Film Reference Library in downtown Toronto from time to time. They carry a large assortment of international film mags and they keep a deep archive (their periodical holdings are searchable here). On my next trip, I'll be looking to dig into the archives of Framework and the Asian journal Cinemaya.
Last week, thanks to Keith Uhlich and Adrian Martin, I discovered the Danish magazine 16:9. Each issue has one article in English. From the archives, I've culled a selection: Joe McElhaney on Fritz Lang's "cinema of the hand"; Ethan de Siefe on Frank Tashlin; a 4-part interview with David Bordwell (one; two; three; four); Richard Raskin on Groucho Marx; Murray Smith on popular music in film; Maximilian Le Cain on Tarkovsky's Mirror; V.F. Perkins on Letter from an Unknown Woman; Jonathan Frome on Mizoguchi's Life of Oharu; and Adrian Martin on Abbas Kiarostami and Larry Clark.
Finally, any particular magazine archives (and periods therein) you value and recommend hitting up at the library? Suggestions always welcome.
pic: Larry Clark self-portrait, 1962.