Film Criticism Research Guide

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Useful LC SUBJECT HEADINGS for this topic:

  Film criticism
Motion pictures--Evaluation
Motion picture plays--History and Criticism (use for critiques of screenplays)
Motion picture producers and directors
Motion pictures—Reviews
Motion pictures—Production and direction
(Name)—(may have birth/death dates)—Criticism and interpretation

Useful LC CALL NUMBERS on this subject:

  PN1993-1999   Motion pictures  

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Very Short Introductions: Media Studies Collection
Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subjects.
  eBook American Film and Society Since 1945
  E-Book Bigger Than Blockbusters: Movies That Defined America
  E-Book Disney, Pixar, and the Hidden Messages of Children's Films
  E-Book Encyclopedia of Religion and Film
  E-Book Inspired by True Events: An Illustrated Guide to More Than 500 History-Based Films
  E-Book Jesus of Hollywood
  E-Book Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia
  R PN1993.45.B33 2005 Dictionary of Film Terms: the Aesthetic Companion to Film Art
  R PN1993.45.E53 2005 Encyclopedia of Early Cinema
  R PN1993.45.G65 2007 Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film
  R PN1993.45.J23 1998 The Language of Cinema
  R PN1997.85.T54 2005 Encyclopedia of Novels into Film
  R PN1998.2.R66 2007 The Rough Guide to Film

PERIODICAL INDEXES/DATABASES

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Film Literature Index
indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular
Note:This database does not provide the full-text of articles; it is stictly a citation database.
 
Film and Television Literature Index
includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews
 
Academic Search Complete
Index to periodicals on a variety of subjects, including movie reviews. (Search for: film by title AND motion pictures--reviews)
 
Arts and Humanitites Citation Index
Citations and cited references from over 1,100 arts and humanities journals
 
Communication and Mass Media Complete
Index, abstracts, and full text for journals in communication and mass media
 
Article First
Index to articles from over 12,000 journals in a variety of subject areas, including movie reviews.
 
Art Abstracts
Indexes journals, magazines and museum bulletins on all forms of art and crafts, including film.
 
Electronic Journals Center
Full-text indexing service for over 2000 online scholarly and research journals including many in the humanities
 
Humanities International Complete
provides indexing, abstracting, and full text of journals, books and other important reference sources in the humanities
 
Modern Language Association International Bibliography
Covers journals in language, linguistics and folklore; also includes selected articles on film criticism.
 
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
Index to full-text newspaper articles, including movie reviews.
 
Newspaper Source
Index to full-text newspaper articles, including movie reviews
 
International Index to Film Periodicals
Offers in-depth coverage of the world’s foremost academic and popular film journals
 

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Periodicals available in the KC library that contain movie reviews

Periodicals available through the Electronic Journal Center that discuss film related topics When accessing from off-campus, a login screen will display. Enter your user name and ID number and click Login Securely.

Periodicals available through Academic Search Premier that discuss film related topics

  • ANQ
  • Cineaste
  • Film Comment
  • Films in Review

Online journals


New York Times on the Web: Current Film
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/movies/index.html
Reviews of movies currently playing in theaters. Free but requires registration.
 
New York Times on the Web: Archive
http://www.nytimes.com/library/film/archivemain.html
All New York Times film reviews since 1996
 
MRQE (Movie Review Query Engine)
http://www.mrqe.com/
Searches for movie reviews available on the Internet.
 
University of Iowa Film Studies Resources
http://clas.uiowa.edu/commstudies/film-studies-resources
From the University of Iowa Department of Communications, a list of web-based resources for film studies.
 
Scope: An On-line Journal of Film Studies
http://www.scope.nottingham.ac.uk/archive.php
An online journal of film studies edited by staff and students within the Institute of Film Studies at the University of Nottingham providing a forum for discussion of all aspects of film history, theory and criticism.
 
Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture
http://www.imagesjournal.com/
An online journal that focuses on film and its place in popular culture
 
Kinema: A Journal for Film and Audiovisual Media
http://www.kinema.uwaterloo.ca/
An online journal of film studies.
 
GreenCine Movie Primers
http://www.greencine.com/static/primers/index.jsp
This commercial site has primers on film genres that provide the history of each genre.
 
Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
http://www.imdb.com/
Information on movie and TV movies and TV series. Anyone can submit a review.
 
Bright Lights Film Journal (April 1996, no. 16 to present)
http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/
Articles, profiles, reviews, interviews, and more.
 
Filmsound.org
http://http://www.filmsound.org
Covers all aspects of the use of sound in film.
 
Masters of Cinema
http://www.mastersofcinema.org
Focuses on works of major film directors, but also includes many other types of information on film.
 
American Film Institute
http://www.afi.com/
AFI is a national institute providing leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media.
 
British Film Institute
http://www.bfi.org.uk/
The BFI (British Film Institute) promotes understanding and appreciation of film and television heritage and culture. Established in 1933, the bfi runs a range of activities and services.
 
Cahiers du Cinema.com
http://www.cahiersducinema.com/site.php3
Film criticism is the backbone of the work of Cahiers. Pick English from: Choose your language.
 
Society for Cinema & Media Studies
http://www.cmstudies.org/
Devoted to the scholarly study of film, television, video & new media
 
Film Theory & Criticism
http://www.zeroland.co.nz/film_theory.html
A comprehensive directory of film theory and film criticism websites
 
AMC Filmsite: Greatest Films
http://www.filmsite.org/
Detailed plot synopses, review commentary and film reference material are just some of the features available on the site. The site also contains film analysis, overviews of selected genre.