Research

Categories in Criticism and Theory

  • Modern Jewry and the Arts  
    An online exhibit examining Jews' involvement in the arts, including film.
  • Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism   Peer Reviewed
    This online, refereed publication, a joint venture of the Universities of Warwick Reading, and Oxford, aims to create a forum for film- and television-related analysis, debate, and discussion.
  • Movies, Race, and Ethnicity: African Americans  
    A filmography from the UC Berkeley library of African American cinema and other movies of interest to those studying the representation of race in American media.
  • National Center for Jewish Film  
    Directory of Jewish films from the U.S., Israel, and abroad, including restorations of classic Yiddish-language films. The directory entries include a short summary and distribution information. Users can also search the collection catalog, which lists the holdings of the collection at Brandeis University.
  • National Cinemas Bibliography   Peer Reviewed
    Browse bibliographies on international cinema, organized by region. Many of the sub-pages on regions have links to bibliographies on individual filmmakers. The resources listed are available in the UC-Berkeley library, but many of the books can be found elsewhere.
  • New York Times: Movies  
    A complete, searchable archive of New York Times film reviews. The search function links to an extensive database of profiles on individual films, filmmakers, and actors.
  • Nielsen Media Ratings  
    The latest TV ratings.
  • Offscreen  
    This Canadian journal features interviews, festival coverage, and essays on directors, Asian cinema, European cinema, documentaries and other topics. Offscreen and its French language sister journal Hors Champ have been online since 1997.
  • P.O.V.   Peer Reviewed
    P.O.V. is a peer-reviewed online journal published biannually. The articles in each issue reflect a common theme, and recent issues have covered Danish television, the western, and short fiction films.
  • Particip@tions: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies   Peer Reviewed
    Participations is an online, peer-reviewed journal of audience research and reception studies. It is published twice yearly and back issues are archived within the website.
  • PFA Cinefiles  
    The Pacific Film Archive conducts primary source research for the films it shows and has posted the results of that research. The database includes reviews, press kits, festival and showcase program notes, newspaper articles, and more, covering more than 30,000 films. Materials that are not copyright-protected are available (usually as .GIF or .JPG files) for download.
  • Ray Carney  
    The official website of Ray Carney, a leading critic and scholar on American independent film and art film. The website has three sections with selections from Carney's lectures, interviews, and writing: the John Cassavetes Pages, the Independent Film Pages, and Film and Other Arts Pages.
  • Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media   Peer Reviewed
    A refereed, peer-reviewed e-journal that explores the diverging and intersecting aspects of current and past entertainment media (including animation, film, television, games, and the Internet). The journal is published by the Cinema Studies Program, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.
  • Rentrak International Box Office Essentials  
    With the acquisition of Nielsen EDI in 2010, Rentrak established Rentrak International Box Office Essentials to provide instant data on a film's box office performance.
  • Representation of African Americans in Film & Television: A Bibliography   Peer Reviewed
    A very thorough bibliography focusing on college-level books and articles about the cultural representation of African Americans in media. The resources listed are available in the UC Berkeley library, but many of the books can be found elsewhere.
  • Representation of Arabs in Film & Television: A Bibliography   Peer Reviewed
    The resources listed are available in the UC-Berkeley library, but many of the books can be found elsewhere.
  • Representation of Asians in Film & Television: A Bibliography   Peer Reviewed
    The resources listed are available in the UC-Berkeley library, but this is a good general bibliography and many of the books can be found elsewhere.
  • Representation of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered People in Film & Television: A Bibliography   Peer Reviewed
    A list of books and journal articles about the representation of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people in film and television. The articles and books span many different genres, eras, and topics. The resources listed are available in the UC-Berkeley library, but many of the books can be found elsewhere.
  • Representation of Italian Americans in Film & Television: A Bibliography   Peer Reviewed
    The resources listed are available in the UC-Berkeley library, but many of the books can be found elsewhere.
  • Representation of Jews in Film & Television: A Bibliography   Peer Reviewed
    A list of books and journal articles about the representation of Jewish people in film and television. Includes links to related bibliographies on Yiddish film, Israeli films, Jewish Studies documentaries, and more. The resources listed are available in the UC-Berkeley library, but many of the books can be found elsewhere.