Definition of cinephile
: a devotee of motion pictures
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Few would argue Michael Bay's Transformers franchise is for intellectuals or cinephiles.
Every cinephile and spy wannabe has pondered the immortal question: Who's the one, true James Bond?
PERSPECTIVES Cinephiles say cinema can only be experienced on the big screen.
Netflix is rejecting the big screen entirely and cinephiles worry movies will never be the same again.
Despite heavier security and softer star power than years past, cinephiles have been blessed with a bounty of awards hopefuls and streaming options since Wednesday's kickoff.
Firstly, New York cinephiles can rejoice from May 19 through May 21, when the gorgeous (and, most would agree, the country’s best) art theater the Metrograph hosts a rare retrospective of his work.
Parks was hardly a household name, but cinephiles and TV buffs have undoubtedly seen something that Parks appeared in, as his filmography includes dozens of movies and TV shows.
Haskell also remains a sixties cinephile at heart, in love with the formal inventiveness and the implicit and indirect meanings of European movies.
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Origin and Etymology of cinephile
French cinéphile, from ciné + -phile
First Known Use: 1963See Words from the same year
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