Some great titles have been suggested. I go for the ones that have been around a while but they are struggling, like every other magazine around. Have subscribed to EMPIRE since 1988 - it has always leaned towards the commercial Hollywood blockbusters (hey, you gotta sell magazines to the kids to survive!) but has room for Arthouse and non-English productions. It has some terrific reviewers, such as Kim Newman (he has been writing for EMPIRE since it was founded). What he doesn't know about horror isn't worth reading. They don't report on the quality of the home video titles - that's where one has to rely on the net-based sites. Sight & Sound is more highbrow (they eschew star ratings) but they have a synopsis of every film they review. Helpful if you want to know what the latest Transformers plot is, without having to suffer through it. Beautiful layout too. They also have a fantastic digital archive. Time Out London used to have to tremendously knowledgeable film reviewers but it became a free listings magazine a year ago and their film section is a shadow of its former self. Their digital archive has short reviews that are generally good. Although it's not a film magazine, I subscribe to The New Yorker for the film reviews of Anthony Lane. Their digital website is a treasure trove - ever wonder what Pauline Kael wrote about Heaven's Gate? I stopped subscribing to Variety, after they downsized in 2010 and fired their best critic, Todd McCarthy. The US Premiere edition under Glenn Kenny was also brilliant until that went bust. For really good essays on film on the net, check out Timothy Brayton on his blog Antagony & Ecstasy. Roger Ebert was also one critic I always read - he didn't publish in magazines, but I bought his books. Just to round off: I still subscribe every month to Doug Pratt's DVD-LaserDisc Newsletter! I've supported him since the early days of laserdiscs and I'm very impressed that he has somehow managed to keep going!