Since the year of a film's release is usually also the year when reviews first appear, it is important to have at least a general idea of the release date. As there is generally a lapse of a month or more before indexing becomes available, when searching for reviews of recently released movies, search one or more years of an index. For example, for a movie released in September 1992, reviews might appear for both 1992 and 1993.
The following sources provide release dates for movies:
International Motion Picture Almanac Ref. PN1993.3.I55
The Oxford Companion to Film Ref. PN1993.45.O9
Dictionary of Films Ref. PN1993.45.S3213
There are a number of Reference Books in Lovejoy Library that review or
critique motion pictures. The most commonly used print resource is the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature. (1900-.) Ref. AI3.R4
Coverage includes reviews in general journals Between 1905-Feb. 1976, few reviews are indexed.
Movies are listed alphabetically by the title, followed by a citation for a review. For example:
"Motion pictures-Single works-Reviews."
Gladiator (movie title)
People Weekly il. v53 no. 18 p.39 My 8 2000. L. Rozen
Rolling Stone il por no. 841 p 81-2 May 25 2000. P. Travers
Other sources for reviews include: