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Cinema and Media Arts: Finding Film Reviews & Criticism

This guide will help you locate resources on film and the cinema, as well as film reviews and criticism, from a variety of popular and scholarly sources.

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals

This database is the first place you should look for hard-to-find film reviews, criticism, and other film-related scholarly articles.


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New DVDs

The Government Information and Media Services Department on the main floor (4th floor) of the Central Library has a huge collection of DVDs for you to check out and view at home. Some DVDs are on reserve for courses but a large number of films are free and ready for you to take out and watch. We have an always-expanding variety of films to choose from, from old classics to recent hits, as well as a growing collection of DVDs of hit cable and streaming TV shows.

New York Times Movie Section

The New York Times is one of the main sources of film reviews, news, and commentary -- both current and historical.

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National Public Radio coverage of films and the film industry.

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Guide Credit

This guide contains some content that was originally written and designed by Deborah Lilton, formerly Film Studies Subject Specialist, and currently African-American Studies, English, and Theatre Subject Specialist.