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Film Studies Resources: Film Reviews

This guide is intended to assist students researching film.

Finding Film Reviews

Current Film Reviews 


Classic/Historic Film Reviews

  • New York Times Movies online - the New York Times now make most of its film content including articles and reviews available online for free. Content goes back into the 1920s. You may need to do the free registration to access the content.
  • For New York Times Reviews not available from or Chicago Tribune Reviews use Proquest Historical Newspapers. Click on Advanced Search and then on More Search Options below the Date fields. In the Document Type box, you can select Review. Then put the Film title in the search box and click search.
  • Film Review Annual Ref PN 1995 F463x
    Critical reviews from multiple sources (1981-), but not the New York Times
  • Variety's Film Reviews Ref PN1995 V341
    24 Vols 1907 - 1996. After 1996, use Lexis Nexis Academic (coverage 1993 - present) or Proquest (coverage 2000-present)


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