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UNIV 184 - Film Reviewing
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This guide is for Angela Flury's Winter 2020 class.
Best for General Film Info
Internet Movie Database
Best Sources for Newspaper Reviews
New York Times Movie Reviews
U.S. Major Dailies
NYT + WSJ + Wa Post + Chicago Tribune + LA Times - 1985+
Best Sources for Alternative Views
Best Sources for Older Films
Readers’ Guide Retrospective & Full Text Select
Goes back to 1890, but won't have abstracts/summaries.
Best Library Databases for film magazines & journals
Film & Television Literature Index Full Text
Pro tip: Use the "Choose Databases" option at the top, and also check the boxes for Academic Search Premier, Communication & Mass Media Complete, and both Readers' Guide options - then you can search them all at the same time.
Performing Arts Periodicals Database
Best Source for Web/Blog Reviews
Movie Review Query Engine
Links to web-based reviews of varying quality - gathered by film.
Links to the reviews, but also creates an average score from them.
Best Source for International Reviews
Newspapers from around the world.
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