Cashiers du Cinemart

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Cashiers du Cinemart
Type of site
Film review site
Available inEnglish
OwnerMike White
Created byMike White
Launched1994; 29 years ago (1994)
Current statusDefunct

Cashiers du Cinemart was an American magazine and an online magazine about independent film, published and edited by Mike White. The print version began in 1994 as a zine and evolved over the late 1990s into a more typical magazine format.[1] The title is a reference to the French film magazine, Cahiers du cinéma. [2] It ceased print publication temporarily in 2008,[3] but continues on the Internet and via print on demand issues. The Cashiers du Cinemart writers include Skizz Cyzyk, Leon Chase, Karen Lillis, Mike Malloy, David MacGregor, Andrew Grant, Mike Z, Terry Gilmer, Rich Osmond, Mike Thompson and more.[citation needed]


Cashiers du Cinemart openly mocked the basic tenets of film criticism and theory while championing underground and independent film. The magazine became known for its edgy writing and incendiary opinions,[1] as well as its obsessive love for offbeat films. [4]

In 2010, BearManor Media published a collection of articles from Cashiers du Cinemart titled Impossibly Funky.[5]

In 2011, despite saying that Cashiers du Cinemart had ended its run in 2007, new issues were published via print on demand and e-publishing.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Gallagher, Cullen (2011-05-26). "Talking to Cinema Zinester Mike White About Impossibly Funky Film Criticism". L Magazine. Retrieved 2013-08-03.
  2. ^ Parker, Trevor (2010-12-26). ""IMPOSSIBLY FUNKY: A CASHIERS DU CINEMART COLLECTION" (Book Review)". Fangoria. Retrieved 2013-08-03.
  3. ^ Widmore, Alison (2008-03-19). "Cashing Out". IFC. Archived from the original on 2010-05-23. Retrieved 2008-03-10.[unreliable source?]
  4. ^ Pfeifer, Will (2010-09-10). "Movie Man: 'Dancing in the Dark' and 'Impossibly Funky' Examine Films". Canton Repository. Archived from the original on 2013-08-04. Retrieved 2013-08-03.
  5. ^ White, Mike, et al. Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. BearManor Media, 2010. ISBN 978-1-59393-547-4