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Tips for Film Reviews

Reviews for recent films may be found in general databases such as Omni and Canadian Newsstand. 

For older fllms:

  • search an historic newspaper database
  • consult a print film review index
  • use a database that includes archival content
  • *Variety film reviews are included in Film & Television Literature Index database

Recent Films - Reviews

Quickly find reviews by putting the film title in quotations (e.g. "Django Unchained") and by limiting the results to reviews.

Older Films - Reviews

Tip: the film's title is not always included in the indexing of a film review AND film reviews are not always classed as reviews in the format type. 

If you cannot find a review for your film, try expanding your search by looking in the time range of the film's release, but searching with the director's name.

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