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Resources for Film Studies

Academy Award Winners
All Movie Guide
Asian Film Connections
BBC Film [includes a section on Bollywood]
Black Film Center Archive
Bright Lights Film Journal
Carfax Abbey Horror Film Database
Cinema Journal [You will need the current Library/GALILEO password to access this from off-campus]
European Films
The Film Journal
Film Literature Index
Film-Philosophy [philosophical review of film studies and world cinema]
FlixFind [search 200 hand-picked movie websites in one step]
The Greatest Films [detailed reviews, synopses and historical background; sorry about the annoying popups!] [independent filmmakers group, but lots of good free stuff]
Images: a Journal of Film and Popular Culture
The Internet Movie Database
The Journal of Religion and Film
Jump Cut: a Review of Contemporary Media
LEXIS-NEXIS [excellent source for film reviews, often back to the early '80s; works best if you put titles of films within quotation marks]
Masters of Cinema
Movie Lens ("Helping you find the right movies") [You have to join, but it's free]
Movie Review Query Engine
The New York Times [Available full-text 1980+ in LEXIS-NEXIS; you will need the current Library/GALILEO password to access this off-campus]
The New York Times [Available full-text 1851-2001 in ProQuest; you will need the current Library/GALILEO password to access this off-campus]
New York Times Film Reviews [free access to reviews from 1960+ / free site registration required]
New York Times List of 1,000 Best Movies Ever Made [site registration (free) required in order to read the reviews, but list & plot descriptions available without registration]
The New Yorker [Available full-text from 1991+ in LEXIS-NEXIS]
Official Academy Awards Database
POV: a Danish Journal of Film Studies [in English]
Reel Classics
Rotten Tomatoes [Free registration for special features]
Scope: an Online Journal of Film Studies
Senses of Cinema
Silent Era: The Silent Film Website
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Women Make Movies

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