Research

Categories in Criticism and Theory

  • International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI)  
    The website includes articles from Undercurrent (the Federation's film magazine) and Cinemas of the South (texts on world cinema), as well as festival reports and transcriptions of conferences, readings, and discussions.
  • International Index to the Performing Arts   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    An index of scholarly performing-arts periodicals.
  • Internet Archive: Cinemocracy  
    Thirteen propaganda films, many by top documentary filmmakers, commissioned by the U.S. government during World War II.
  • Joan Sourasky-Constantiner Holocaust Multimedia Research Center  
    Searchable archive of multimedia materials related to the Holocaust, including Nazi propaganda materials. Soon to include a full, digitized collection, but for now users can only search the holdings of the physical collection. In English and Hebrew.
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum  
    The website of critic Jonathan Rosenbaum contains an archive of reviews published in the Chicago Reader between 1987 and 2007 as well as reviews and articles for other journals and publications. There is one featured text per week as well as a regularly updated blog.
  • JSTOR   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    JSTOR offers easy-to-use, full-text searching of more than 700 periodicals.
  • Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media   Peer Reviewed
    Examining moving image media and cultures from an explicitly "nonsectarian left, feminist, and anti-imperialist" political stand, the website of the journal Jump Cut provides a chronological, searchable archive with access to full-text essays, reports, and features going back to its first issue in 1974.
  • Kinema  
    A journal for film and audiovisual media established in 1993 at the University of Waterloo, Kinema semi-annually publishes film and media criticism and reports on international film festivals and conferences.
  • Kinsey Institute: Film and Video Collection  
    The Kinsey Institute's film and video collection represents one of the largest collections of visual material pertaining to the study of human sexuality. The film archive "consists of approximately 8,000 film titles ranging in date from 1915 through the 1970s. The collections contain a variety of formats including super 8, 8mm, 16mm and 35mm."
  • Latin America Cinema Guide  
    An extensive guide to online sources for the study of Latin American cinema, including pages devoted to specific directors and performers and links to film archives and cinematheques in Latin American countries.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    Search the full text of selected newspapers, wire services, and business sources for historical film reviews, business information, or other primary sources.
  • Margaret Herrick Library  
    Huge collection of film-related material, including fan magazines, photographs, clippings, screenplays, and more.
  • Media and Communications Studies Site: Film Studies   Peer Reviewed
    A bibliography by scholars at the University of Wales that links to full-text articles available online. Browse by subject.
  • Media History Digital Library  
    Providing online access to the histories of cinema, broadcasting, and recorded sound, the Media History Digital Library digitizes collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access.
  • Media Theory and Digital Cultures Bibliography  
    From UC Santa Barbara's Digital Cultures project.
  • Media Theory Keywords Glossary  
    Entries track the use of each word in the fields of art history, film studies, and media theory.
  • Mediascape  
    UCLA's journal of Cinema and Media Studies looks at various moving image cultures including film, television, and digital media. Full-text articles are available for all past issues.
  • MedieKultur   Peer Reviewed
    MedieKultur is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal of media and communications studies aimed at scholars, teachers, students, and professionals. It publishes research into mediated communication in various contexts: political, economic, cultural, historical, aesthetic, and social.
  • Midnight Ramble  
    A tribute page by film fan Michael Mills about African American cinema in the silent era and the golden age of Hollywood. The site features a filmography. For each film, the author includes a high-quality still and poster image.
  • Millennium Film Journal  
    Published since 1978 by the Millenium Film Workshop, the Millenium Film Journal focuses on avant-garde cinema and practice, and covers a range of moving image technologies. The journal's website fully indexes past issues by both author and filmmaker. All issues are available for back order, and almost all articles after 1992 are available in full for free.