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* Film & Media Studies: Film Research Guide

Resources for Film and Media Research

Film Databases

Online Film Journals

Online Scholarly Journals- Peer Reviewed

Scope: a fully peer-reviewed online journal edited by staff and students in the Institute of Film & Television Studies at the University of Nottingham.

Film-Philosophy: an international academic journal dedicated to philosophically reviewing film studies, philosophical aesthetics, and world cinema.

FlowTV : a critical forum on television and media culture published by the Department of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of Texas at Austin

Online Journals 

Mediascape- UCLA’s Journal of Cinema and Media Studies

Film Journal: The Film Journal is a Central Ohio-based, independently produced, online film publication

Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media  is committed to presenting and developing media criticism which recognizes: (1) media in a social and political context; (2) the political and social needs and perspectives of people struggling for liberation--workers, women, Blacks and other oppressed minorities, Third World people, gays and lesbians; (3) the interrelationship of class, race, and gender oppression; (4) new theoretical and analytic perspectives.


Locating Film Reviews

New York Times Film Reviews- Search Proquest Historical Newspapers online to find the full text of reviews from 1857- 2007. More current reviews, 1980 - current, are found in Proquest National Newspapers.


Proquest Research- includes Time, Newseek, New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, People, Us Weekly, Entertainment Weekly and many other popular magazines with film reviews.


Rotten Tomatoes- has links to popular reviews

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