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Course & Subject Guides

Film and Media Studies Resources @ Pitt: Movie Reviews

Information about film and media studies resources available to the Pitt community.

Useful Databases

The following databases are especially useful for finding reviews of older films:

Select Text Resources

Many of the most important movie review resources are still available only in book form. The following list is only a small sample of the kinds of materials available at the library. For information about how to find similar items, see the "Books" section of this LibGuide.

Magill's Survey of Cinema series

The following make up the Magill's Survey of Cinema series, which provides essay-reviews on individual films from 1980 - present with Magill's Cinema Annual. Unless noted, this series can be requested via Get It from ULS-Thomas Blvd.

Note: There is a Title Index (REF PN1993.45 M35 1987) for the entire series, including the early annuals.

Film Criticism Blogs

Review Aggregators

The following web resources are especially useful for finding reviews of newer films: