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Film and Television 6A: History of the American Motion Picture

Your guide to American film history research at UCLA: Find articles, books, reference sources, and more.

What is the Difference Between a Film Review and Film Criticism?

Article Databases with Historical Reviews

Databases used for finding criticism and magazine articles also often contain reviews of films, television shows, and DVDs. Below are some of the key databases with review indexing and content. See also the newspaper databases for more reviews.

Print Indexes and Reprints

Despite the amount of review content now available online, many earlier reviews are still best accessed with print indexes and reprint series. See the UCLA Catalog for the full record and any additional campus copies.