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Bright Lights Film Journal (BLFJ)  is a popular-academic hybrid of movie analysis, history, and commentary looking at classic and commercial, independent, exploitation, and international film. Our worldwide readership spans amateur film fans to students and professors to Academy members. BLFJ has been widely praised by publications such as Forbes and The Times of London and institutions such as the New York Public Library. All of our content, now more than 2,600 articles by more than 600 authors, is original and high quality.

One of the Web’s most popular film sites, BLFJ averages 2,000 daily visitors and serves over 2,600 pages per day. Over 85% of our page hits are from new visitors, and our readers hail from 190 countries around the world including, most prominently, the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia. We also receive thousands of hits from European, South American, and Asian countries where English is a second language, for example, Germany, India, Turkey, France, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, China, Spain, and Brazil. (Corroborating, up-to-date Google Analytics stats can be provided upon request.)

Our film reviews are indexed in Internet Movie Database, Rotten Tomatoes, and Movie Review Query Engine, and some of the hundreds of books that reference BLFJ can be reviewed here.

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