Modern Times Review is the European documentary magazine (printed and online) covering the world of non-fiction – with critical independent reviews and articles. As non-profit / non-commercial we are working with key European documentary festivals (magazines on-site for audiences) – but also some other festivals outside Europe.

We are printed 2–4 times annually – sent to our subscribers – and publish new content weekly online. Our archive has now more than 2000 reviews and articles. We also do some related reviews of non-fiction books of docs, media, big tech and politics.

With our around ten European critics, well known to the European film community, our editorial line is threefold: 
1 Criticism of international conflicts and direct use of power and violence
2 Criticism of the control-society and indirect use of power (security, surveillance, finance, big tech)
3 Focus on ecological or more philosophical/existential issues.

Truls Lie is our editor-in-chief.
Steve Rickinson is our communication manager and industry editor.


The European documentary magazine – political, ecological, media/big tech, philosophical-existential …


Communications Manager/Industry Editor at Modern Times Review Documentary Magazine