When you are looking for movie reviews, you need to know the answers to these two questions
- Do you need only critical reviews, or can you use articles and books about other aspects of the film?
- When did the movie premier? Make sure the sources you use are covering the correct dates. Reviews of movies that premiered in the last six months can be found online.
Some online sources also give citations for the full reviews of older movies.
Call number areas to browse:
- PN 1995.9 – Feature Films
Subjects to search (Library of Congress):
Keywords to search: motion pictures, film, feature films, screenplays, reviews, evaluations, movies, criticism, appreciation, awards
- Encyclopedia of Film
REF PN 1993.45 .G65 2007 v. 1-4
- Historical dictionary of African-American Television
REF PN 1992.8 .A34 .F43 2000
- Movies made for television
REF PN 1992.8 .F5 .M337 2005 v. 1-5
- World Encyclopedia of the Film REF PN 1994 .W6
FILM REVIEWS IN PRINT
- The New York Times Film Reviews REF PN 1995 .A43
- The New York Times Film Reviews (1913-1968)REF PN 1995 .N4 v.1
- Film Directors A Guide to Their American Film REF PN 1998 .P24
- The Encyclopedia of American Independent Filmmaking REF PN 1993.45. L63 2002
IN THE LIBRARY:
ONLINE JOURNALS & INDEXES – Access to the subscription-based resources from off campus is available for TNCC faculty, staff, and registered students through the use of a proxy server. Click the link for instructions. Remote Access
- Academic Search Complete – find movie reviews in periodicals, magazines, and newspapers.
- Newspaper reviews from the New York Times and other major newspapers are available through Factiva
- Cinema Journal From Project Muse. Recent scholarship from members of the Society for Cinema Studies.
- Journal of Film and Video From Project Muse. Recent scholarship from members of the Society for Cinema Studies.
- Film and History From Project Muse. Recent scholarship from members of the Society for Cinema Studies.
- Based on the Book – A compilation of selected books that have been made into movies. Searchable by movie or book title, author, or year of release.
- Decent Films Guide – offers in-depth reviews of both contemporary and older films, evaluating them for moral and spiritual worth as well as artistic and entertainment value.
- FilmCritic.com – Movie reviews by critics from around the world
- Film Land
- The Greatest Films – Reviews, descriptions and synopses of hundreds of classic films.
- The Internet Movie Database
- Movie Profiler – Search engine allows one to look up movies based on the emotions they invoke. Includes a Movie Review Glossary which defines terminology specific to film technology and movie criticism.
- Movie Review Query Engine
- Rotten Tomatoes – Collected critical film reviews and ratings averages.
- Salon.com – Searchable archives of both American and foreign films. Lengthy reviews and cross referenced search engine.
- Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database – Provides indexing to articles, books, news reports, obituaries, motion picture reviews and other material about science fiction and fantasy.
- Time Warner Cable’s New York News
- USA Today Movies – Reviews of currently running movies and movies newly released on video and DVD.