Full Length Reviews & Criticism

Sources listed here have full text reviews. Some are reproductions of reviews that originally appeared elsewhere, such as Variety and New York Times sets, while others, such as Magill's Surveys are new material. Books located in the SSH Ref Stacks, 2nd floor, Geisel Library

Variety Film Reviews. New York: Garland, 1983 - present. 24 vols.(1907-1996)
Call no: SSHL Ref. PN 1993. V36
Chronologically arranged reproductions of reviews from the trade journal Variety. Material tends to be more box office and trade information rather then on artistic merit.

Film Review Annual. Englewood NJ: J.S. Ozer, 1981 - present.
Call no: SSHL Ref. PN 1995. F55
For films of the 1980s and early 90's. Full reviews from selected newspapers (e.g., Los Angeles Times), general magazines (e.g., Time), and film journals (e.g., Sight & Sound). Because of the number of reviews for each film and the variety of sources, this is a good first stop.

Magill's Cinema Annual. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem Press, 1982 - present.
Call no: SSHL Ref. PN 1995 .M24
Plot summeries and evaluations of selected films. The reviews include major production credits, cast lists, and citations to reviews in the general press. Note; each annual volume is for films of the previous year.

Magill's Survey of Cinema: English Language Films: First Series, ed. by Frank N. Magill. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem Press, 1980. 4 vols.
Call no: SSHL Ref PN 1993.45 .M3

Magill's Survey of Cinema: English Language Films: Second Series, ed. Frank N. Magill. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem Press, 1981. 6 vols.
Call no: SSHL Ref. PN1993.45 .M32

Magill's Survey of Cinema: Foreign Language Films, ed. by Frank N. Magill, 1985. 8 vols.
Call no: SSHL Ref. PN 1993.45 .M34 1985

Magill's Survey of Cinema: Silent Films, ed. by Frank N. Magill. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: 1982 3 vols.
Call no: SSHL Ref. PN 1995.75 .M3 1982

New York Times Film Reviews, 1913 - 1984, 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1994. New York: The New York Times.
Call no: SSHL Ref. PN 1995 .N4
A compliation of reprinted reviews.

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers: Volume I: Films. 2nd ed. Chicago: St. James Press, 1990. 4 vols.
Call no: SSHL Ref. PN 1997.8 .I58 1990
Original reviews of more the 750 important films, both domestic and foreign. Also of value is its extensive lists of books and articles for further information.