Film and Media Arts: Film Reviews

Find Film Reviews in Databases

Before the internet, film reviews were primarily published in newspapers and popular magazines, and compiled in book anthologies (and continue to be). Knowing when the film premiered is crucial information for locating reviews. The databases below provide citations and some full-text reviews from local and international newspapers and magazines.

Additional current and historical newspapers can be browsed here: Marriott Library Newspaper Databases.

Find Film Reviews In Print Materials

Do a Subject Keyword search in the Usearch library catalog for the exact phrase: "motion pictures" AND reviews . This search will list 150+ books and magazines with film reviews.

For books about the theory and practice of critiquing films, search for the Subject Keyword phrase: "film criticism"

Film Release Indexes

Film Review Websites

Writing About Film

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