The Big Picture Magazine is, in its own words:
the new visually-focussed free film magazine that goes beyond the borders of the screen to reveal cinema’s unique power to entertain, inspire and connect to each and every one of us.
The free magazine (and the accompanying website) offers an intelligent take on cinema, focussing on how film affects our lives. Aimed at the enthusiastic film-goer at large, The Big Picture provides an original take on the cinematic experience. Drawing from cinema’s fundamental visual power, The Big Picture turns traditional magazine publishing on its head, allowing the powerful filmic images to do the talking rather than masses of text.
I picked up this magazine at my Glasgow Film Theatre in February and was instantly engrossed. The images are beautiful (no surprise, as editor-in-chief Gabriel Solomons is a designer) and the editorial pieces are wonderful.
Published by Intellect Books – who also publish journals like Film Matters and Film International – it’s a brilliant free publication for film-lovers. If you’ve ever felt like Empire’s mainstream content isn’t cutting it, this is the magazine for you. As I flipped through its beautiful glossy pages, I thought about how it was the kind of publication I’d like to become involved in.
So I did.
My Spotlight piece entitled Almost Human is currently on the homepage.
I’d be delighted if you read it.
If you are interested in picking up a copy of the magazine, there is a list of outlets here. You can also download it for free. New issues are released every two months.
What is your favourite film magazine?