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New York Times Film Reviews (1913-38, 1949-68, 1971-84, 1987-88, 1991-92)
Location: PN 1995.N4  (STACKS, 6th floor)
Facsimiles of reviews appearing in the New York Times and arranged in chronological order.

Selected Film Criticism
Location: PN 1995.S426 1982 (vols. 1-7, STACKS, 6th floor)
Seven volumes cover the years 1896 to 1960, providing reviews reprinted in their entirety for selected films released during those years. Each volume covers 150 to 200 films, with the reviews drawn from a variety of non-scholarly periodicals, including trade journals and fan magazines.

Film Literature Index
Location: REF PN 1993.F57 (31 vols.)
Articles in about 300 scholarly and specialist periodicals from around the world, indexed by film title, author, actor/director/etc., as well as by a wide variety of subject headings. This is one of the most comprehensive annual periodical indexes for motion pictures.

Film Review Index (1882-1985)
Location: REF PN 1995.F54 1986 (2 vols.)
Useful guide to locating non-scholarly reviews of some 8,000 feature films.

Guide to Critical Reviews
Part IV: The Screenplay, 1927-1963 (2 vols.); Supplement One: 1963-1980
Location: REF PN 2266.S16
Comprehensive guide to finding reviews of feature films in popular periodicals. Arranged alphabetically by the film's title. Scholarly journals are not covered.
Founded in 1995, hosts more than 7,500 movie reviews and feature stories contributed by some 20 critics.  Although the reviews are not scholarly, the credentials of the reviewers are made available on the site.

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