Fandor is a site that streams films from all around the world ranging from critically acclaimed Hollywood films to Indie films from Croatia. Aside from streaming, Fandor publishes video essays on a range of film topics such as color, auteur directors, and film symbolism.
Mubi is a streaming site that uploads one new movie every day - there are only 30 movies on the site at a time. As a college student, I get a free membership to the streaming service. It houses critically acclaimed films as well as films made by auteur directors from all over the world.
Senses of Cinema is a film journal that discusses film in a variety of different ways - meaning, structure etc. It' s a very useful tool for someone who is interested in making films.
Reverse shot is a film website that reviews new movies from all over the world as well as conducts interesting and unique film analysis on a lot of films and television shows from famous directors like David Lynch.
Pitchfork is one of my go to's for finding new music. Every time I find a new band I search them on Pitchfork and look out for related artists through that.
Consequences of Sound is a great website for reading about music news. It's a site that keeps me updated on albums and collaborations to look out for, band breakups, and random information about the music I love.
While it tends to stray from music these days, NME is a great website to visit for popular artist news. They don't acknowledge indie bands as much as other sites, but they tend to have news earlier.
Rolling Stone is a classic website for following music news. It's probably one of the best, it's a good site to go to for tour news, album releases, festival lineups and album reviews.