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Film Research: Find Film Reviews

Resources for finding film reviews and critical analysis (books, articles, and Web sites) on film.

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New York Times Film Reviews

Ref PN 1995 .N4

Includes the full-text of reviews published from 1913 to 1982.


Film Literature Index

Ref PN 1993.3 .F43     Located along the north wall of the First Floor.

Covers 1973-2004.  A subject and author index to international film and television/video index. Selectively indexes both well-known and alternative film journals. Includes citations to articles, film reviews and book reviews


Film Review Annual

Ref PN 1995 .F463

Covers 1981-2002.  Highly recommended. Each volume in this series contains the full-text of reviews of films released the previous year. Reviews come from key film review periodicals such as Sight and Sound, Cineaste, and Film Quarterly, as well as news periodicals and newspapers known for their film reviews (Village Voice, Los Angeles Times).


Film Review Index

Ref PN 1995 .F47

Volume 1: 1882-1949, Volume 2: 1950-1985

One of the best sources for locating reviews of early films. Indexes included are for director, year the film was produced, and country of origin. Although many foreign language films are indexed, only English language reviews are included.


Retrospective Index to Film Periodicals, 1930-1971

Ref PN 1995 .B25


Guide to Critical Reviews

Ref PN 1995 .S3

The first two volumes contain reviews of feature-length motion pictures released from 1927 to 1963.  The third supplemental volume contains reviews of feature-length films from 1963 to 1980.


Index to Critical Film Reviews...

Ref PN 1995 .B64

Three volumes in two.  Reviews in periodicals published from 1939 to 1971. Includes a section on critical reviews of books about films. Contents: v. 1. Critical film reviews, A-M.--v. 2. Critical film reviews, N-Z.--v. 3. Critical reviews of books about film, A-Z, and indexes.


Selected Film Criticism: Foreign Films

Ref PN 1995 .S426 1984

Covers films from 1930 to 1950.

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