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Film Research: Finding Print Reviews

Reader's Guide Retrospective

Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982

Searchable access to more than 100 years of coverage from 375 leading U.S. magazines. Quality indexing of leading magazines back as far as 1890.

Search the equivalent of 44 printed Readers’ Guide cumulations in the electronic format.

To search for motion picture reviews:

When you get the results, use the Article Locator to find out if we have the periodical (in online, in print or on microfilm) OR to order it on ILL

Collections of Older Reviews

Variety film reviews  REF PN1993 .V36

Reprints all the reviews found in Variety from 1907-present

Film Review Annual REF PN1995 .F465

Reprints reviews appearing in magazines and newspapers.  Begins in 1981 with the films of 1980.

Selected film criticism  REF PN1995 .S426 1982

Reprints criticism of the most important American films from 1896-1950

Indexes of Film Reviews

Film review index v. 1. 1882-1949 -- v. 2. 1950-1985 REF PN1995 .F55

Index to critical film reviews in British and American film periodicals REF PN1995 .B68 1974

The film anthologies index  REF PN1994 .B69 1994