Tis the season for curling up with a movie on a Friday night. To broaden your cin­e­matic hori­zons, Pro­fessor Inez Hedges has put together this col­lec­tion of her top film resources: artistic, his­tor­ical and fun film facts that span the decades and the globe.

For the Young Film­maker
boston​stu​den​tarts​.org
A great resource for Boston-​​area under­grads plan­ning a career in the arts and enter­tain­ment industry. Founded by cinema studies major Kelly Soule, AMD’11, the Boston Stu­dent Arts Net­work hosts work­shops and events to help stu­dent film­makers build skills, find talent and share expe­ri­ences with others in the field.

For the Cinema His­tory Buff
film​site​.org
The award-​​winning Film­site, owned by Amer­ican Movie Clas­sics, is the be-​​all and end-​​all site for film lists — from greatest films to biggest box-​​office hits (and bombs), to most pop­ular movie quotes, to leg­endary actors and direc­tors. You’ll find film-​​history mile­stones and facts dating back a cen­tury, reviews and even tips on how to watch a movie critically.

For the Film and Media Critic
ejumpcut​.org
Visit JumpCut — which orig­i­nated as a print pub­li­ca­tion — if you’re inter­ested in the cri­tique of inter­na­tional con­tem­po­rary media. The online journal of mass media and film cri­tiques has a fol­lowing of stu­dents, aca­d­e­mics, media pro­fes­sionals and polit­ical activists from around the world.

For the Everyday Movie Fan
imdb​.com
The com­pre­hen­sive Internet Movie Data­base — including film reviews, com­plete cast and crew lists, local movie times and best-​​of lists — is an essen­tial resource for anyone in search of a good movie. You can even down­load a mobile app.

For the Film Lover Vis­iting Berlin
deutsche​-kine​mathek​.de
Offi­cially estab­lished in 1963, the Deutsche Kine­mathek holds a renowned archive of some 13,000 German and for­eign movies, with an emphasis on avant-​​garde, exper­i­mental and doc­u­men­tary films. The museum also houses more than a mil­lion film stills, por­traits and pro­duc­tion photos, as well as thou­sands of scripts, posters, film pro­grams, movie tickets and other arti­facts dating back to the early years of cinema.

Inez Hedges is a pro­fessor of lan­guages, lit­er­a­ture and cul­tures, and she founded and directs the cinema studies pro­gram. Her cur­rent research focuses on cin­e­matic, lit­erary and artistic rep­re­sen­ta­tions of the depor­ta­tion of more than 76,000 Jewish people in German-​​occupied France from 1940¬ to 1944. Her latest book is “Framing Faust: 20th-​​Century Cul­tural Struggles.”