cinephile

noun
cine·phile | \ˈsi-nə-ˌfī(-ə)l \

Definition of cinephile 

: a devotee of motion pictures

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While some of the festival’s eight shorts programs are sold out, cinephiles ages 5 through 11 have abundant options. Laurel Graeber, New York Times, "Events for Children in NYC This Week," 1 Feb. 2018 One of the legends of mai holds that the trouble began in February, when André Malraux, the minister of culture, fired Henri Langlois, a beloved founder of the Cinémathèque Française and a guru for young French cinephiles. New York Times, "Dystopia, Apocalypse, Culture War: 2018 or 1968?," 17 May 2018 The question, local cinephiles say, is why the police even bothered to seek charges. New York Times, "A Crackdown on Film Props Angers Hong Kong’s Cinephiles," 1 June 2018 For $10 a month, cinephiles can watch a movie every day with MoviePass. Jessi Hempel, WIRED, "Why Lyft Is Trying to Become the Next Subscription Business," 20 June 2018 The Day After What a cinephile blessing to be living through the Hong Sang-soo renaissance, this current creative spout for the Korean auteur who’s been releasing multiple masterpieces a year. The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "The Best Movies of 2018 (So Far)," 19 June 2018 Zoe says the Online Ceramics project is the studio’s first in a series of potential new collabs, part of a broad effort to develop an A24 audience that’s not just cinephiles, but, really, anyone who’s interested in culture. Samuel Hine, GQ, "Hereditary Is Here and So Is the Film’s Insanely Spooky Merch," 8 June 2018 Indeed, looting museums was one of the charges that the authorities leveled against Parajanov, a nonconformist who was persecuted and imprisoned on suspicions of homosexuality and became a cause célèbre among Western cinephiles. New York Times, "In ‘The Color of Pomegranates,’ the Cinema of the Cryptic," 24 May 2018 Salma Hayek: Harvey Weinstein was a passionate cinephile, a risk taker, a patron of talent in film, a loving father and a monster. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "From Weinstein to Lauer: A timeline of 2017's sexual harassment scandals," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of cinephile

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cinephile

French cinéphile, from ciné + -phile

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