Indexes of Reviews and Criticism

The various indexes below do not include actual reviews, but they show where reviews and criticsm can be found in various periodicals and books.

Film Review Index Vol 1: 1882 - 1949; Vol 2: 1950 - 1985, ed. by Patricia King Hanson and Stephen L. Hanson. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1986-1987. 2 vols
Call no: SSHL Ref. PN 1995z .F513 1986
A good place to begin for English language reviews in both periodicals and books. Most films have multiple reviews cited, with a mix of popular and scholarly sources noted.

Guide to Critical Reviews: Part IV: The Screenplay From the Jazz Singer to Dr. Strangelove. Metuchen, NJ: Scrawcrow Press, 1971. 2 vols. Supplement One: 1963 - 1980. Metuchen, NJ: Scrawcrow Press, 1982.
Call no: SSHL Ref. PN 2266z .S34 v.4
Mainly cites reviews from general American magazines, such as Time and Newsweek.

Film Literature Index. Albany, NY: Filmdex Inc, 1973 - .
Call no: SSHL Ref. PN 1993z .F45
Indexes reviews from a broad range of film periodicals, general magazines, and scholarly journals.

International Index to Film Periodicals. R. R. Bowker Co, New York, 1972 - .
Call no: SSHL Ref PN1993z .I49
Indexes reviews from world wide film journals. Also available as International Filmarchive CD-ROM. see SSHL reference desk.

Index to Critical Film Reviews in British and American Periodicals, by Stephen E. Bowles. New York: Burt Franklin, 1974 -1975. 3 vols.
Call no: SSHL Ref PN. 1995z .B64
Reviews from various magazines and newspapers. 1950's to 1973.

Retrospective Index to Film Periodicals, 1930 -1971, by Linda Batty. New York: R. R. Bowker Co. 1975
Call no: SSHL Ref. PN 1993z .B39

Film Criticism: An Index to Critics' Anthologies. Richard Heinzkill. Metuchen, NJ: Scarewcrow Press, 1975
Call no: SSHL REF PN 1995 .H4
Shows where particular films are discussed in collections of essays by major film critics.