Film & Performing Arts Reviews

Film and performing arts reviews range from simple summaries to in-depth critical analyses and evaluations. Read reviews about films and performances to:

  • Find out what others have said about them
  • Identify controversies

The databases listed below will help you find reviews published in scholarly journals, popular magazines and newspapers. When possible, look for reviews using the “advanced search” mode. Search by title of the work and limit by publication type to "review."

UCSD Only Resources with this icon may be accessed through on-campus computers, including those located in the Libraries. However, off-campus access is restricted to current UCSD students, faculty, and staff.


Film Review Databases Theater & Dance Review Databases General Article Databases

FILM REVIEW DATABASES
FIAF: International Index to Film Periodicals UCSD Only
Film and Television Literature Index UCSD Only
Film Literature Index UCSD Only
New York Times Film Reviews
Internet Movie Database
Rotten Tomatoes

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THEATER & DANCE REVIEW DATABASES
International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance with Full Text UCSD Only
International Index to the Performing Arts (Full-Text) (IIPA-FT) UCSD Only
World Shakespeare Bibliography Online UCSD Only

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GENERAL ARTICLE DATABASES THAT INCLUDE FILM, THEATER, & DANCE REVIEWS*
Academic Search Complete UCSD Only
Lexis-Nexis Academic UCSD Only
Readers’ Guide Retrospective UCSD Only
Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective UCSD Only
JSTOR UCSD Only
Project Muse: Scholarly Journals Online UCSD Only

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 *For other databases which may index film and performing arts reviews:

  • Subjects A-Z recommended Social Sciences & Humanities databases by broad subject areas
  • Databases A-Z all databases, arranged by title

See help screens within each database for details.


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