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Film Studies: A Brief Guide to Key Resources: Film Reviews

Find Reviews of Films

There are a number of ways to find reviews of films:

Google. Search for the film name and review. For example, rocky horror picture show reviews

Databases for Film Studies. The databases listed here all include film reviews.

All Movie Guide: AMG.

New York Times Film Reviews. Covers 1913-2000. Reference PN1995 N4.

Library Catalog. Select the Books & Media option. Then pick Subject from the drop-down menu. Search for motion pictures reviews. Examples of sources you will find include:

Carr, Jay, ed. The A List: The National Society of Film Critics' 100 Essential Films. Reference PN1995 A33 2002.

Kauffmann, Stanley. American Film Criticism, from the Beginnings to Citizen Kane; Reviews of Significant Films at the Time They First Appeared. PN1995 K293.

The Motion Picture Guide. covers 1987-1999. PN1995 N346 1987.


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