About us

Modern Times Review is the European documentary printed magazine and web publication reviewing international documentaries and non-fiction books – and publishing essays/commentaries. Our international editorial focus is threefold: politics (power, conflicts, industrial military complex), control (state, surveillance, finance, big tech), and ecological/existential issues.

With content provided by our 15 European critics/commentators, we publish new content weekly online, and are printed 2–3 times annually – sent to our donators/subscribers. Our archive has now around 2500 reviews of documentaries and non-fiction books – beside other features/comments.
As non-commercial we are also partner with the key European documentary festivals.


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Modern Times Review targets an interested and engaged audience of documentary fans, producers, directors, distributors, festivals, markets, events, and more. Please contact steve@moderntimes.no for opportunities in print and online and view our advertising options.


In becoming a Modern Times Review media partner, you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of subscribing, as well as prominent exposure throughout the documentary sphere for your event, film, or festival. A Modern Times Review media partnership is flexible, comprehensive, and targeted.

Past & current partners include: IDFA, CPH:DOX, DOK Leipzig, Visions du Reel, Ji.hlava IDFF, DocsBarcelona, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and many more.

Please check our partnership page for more information or send an email to communications manager Steve Rickinson


Truls Lie, editor-in-chief
Siracusa, Italy / Oslo, Norway
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Steve Rickinson, communications manager
Bucharest, Romania
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To pitch or contribute to Modern Times Review, send an email to communications manager Steve RickinsonAny other question, please email: info@moderntimes.no

Modern Times Review operates on a minimal budget and is a 100% independent media platform. By following us on FacebookInstagram, Twittter, and Linkedin you can help support us and spread the word! And subscribing/donating to our project would be appreciated.

Postal address: Vicolo Ildebrando 26, 96100 Siracusa, Italy