Film News/Reviews

Reviews of Movies & News about the Film Industry
Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
Provides news about the film industry, trailers of forthcoming films, and biographies (written by volunteers) of actors, directors, screenwriters, and producers.
Rotten Tomatoes
Tabulates the percentage of positive reviews for current films. Provides reviews of movies, many of which are from “top critics” such as Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Kenneth Turan (Los Angeles Times), and Anthony Lane (The New Yorker). Tip! If you are unable to access the full text of a review, you may be able to locate the entire review in one of the News Databases (below).

Industry News Magazines: Film, TV, and Digital
BackStage
Focuses on film, TV, and theatre actors’ interests, including casting, agents, and auditions.
The Hollywood Reporter
Variety
The Wrap

News Databases
The following databases provide film reviews, profiles of actors and filmmakers, and discussions of issues relevant to the film industry.
Academic Search Premier
Humanities Full Text
JSTOR
Lexis/Nexis Academic
Provides the full text of news articles, blogs, wire services, and broadcast transcripts (e.g., National Public Radio). Provides international, national, and regional news sources.

Film Literature Index
The FLI Online provides articles (scholarly and popular), film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001. The periodicals indexed range from the scholarly and critical to the popular. Tip! Use this index for older reviews that don’t appear in the above databases.

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