Research

Criticism and Scholarship - General

  • Academic Search Premier   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    Search the full text of more than 4,500 academic journals.
  • Art Full Text   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    A database that indexes and abstracts articles in scholarly art-related periodicals, including a number of film journals. Some are full text and some are not.
  • Bibliography on Psychiatry in the Movies   Peer Reviewed
    List of books and articles on the representation of psychiatry in cinema, from the University of Chicago department of psychiatry.
  • Bright Lights Film Journal  
    Bright Lights Film Journal is an online publication devoted to examining "classic and commercial, independent, exploitation, and international film from a wide range of vantage points from the aesthetic to the political." In addition to original articles on film criticism, the Journal also regularly features book and film reviews.
  • Cahiers du Cinema  
    The main page of the website for the influential French film magazine cofounded by Andr¨¦ Bazin is available in multiple languages. Back issues can be ordered and are indexed and searchable in the archive (only available in French) by issue number, date, title, author, interviewer, film, director, or production year.
  • Canadian Film Encyclopedia  
    An online reference project from the Film Reference Library, a leading educator and research and information resource for Canadian film. Currently, the Canadian Film Encyclopedia includes over 750 film title, biographical, and subject entries, covering some of Canada's foremost historical and modern films and filmmakers. The CFE also includes original writing from Canadian film critics, professionals, academics, and theorists as well as a bibliography section featuring key print and electronic resources on Canadian film.
  • Canadian Journal of Film Studies   Peer Reviewed
    The Canadian Journal of Film Studies / Revue Canadienne d¡¯¨¦tudes cin¨¦matographiques is an academic peer-reviewed film journal that is published bi-annually. It launched in 1990, and the complete archive is available online for PDF download.
  • Chicago Reader Brief Reviews  
    The Chicago Reader's searchable archive of brief movie reviews contains more than 10,000 capsule reviews by current and past critics, including Jonathan Rosenbaum and Dave Kehr. Some full-length reviews, dating from 1988, are also available on the site.
  • CineAction  
    The Canadian journal CineAction aims for radical criticism and scholarship on moving image media including a range of cinemas and experimental film and video. Though their website does not archive full-text articles, the journal has indexed its entire catalogue online, and back issues can be ordered.
  • Cineaste  
    Cineaste is a quarterly film journal in publication since 1967 with reviews, articles, and interviews. Selected issues since 2001 are archived with article titles, authors, abstracts, and occassionally a few online, full-text articles. All issues back to 1976 are catalogued with keyword descriptions of articles.
  • Cinema Scope  
    Past issues of this international cinema journal, published in Canada, are available for order and listed by article keywords and filmmakers. Recent issues are listed with full tables of contents and a number of links to full-text articles.
  • Cinetext  
    A bilingual (English and German) Internet forum for film and philosophy maintained by the University of Vienna. The "Cinelinks" section provides links to a number of interesting websites, organized by topics like cognitivism, psychoanalysis, and film noir.
  • Continuum   Peer Reviewed
    This website makes available almost the entire first eight volumes of the Australian cinema and media journal Continuum. Each issue is organized around a common theme and each features a number of articles, reviews, and forums.
  • Convergence   Peer Reviewed
    Founded in 1995, Convergence is a quarterly journal published by the University of Bedfordshire in England and established "to address the creative, social, political, and pedagogical issues raised by the advent of new media technologies." Articles are indexed online by issue (with abstracts) as well as by author.
  • Critical Commons  
    Critical Commons is a non-profit advocacy coalition that supports the use of media for teaching, learning, and creativity by providing resources, information, and tools for scholars, students, educators and creators. The website offers film, television, and video clips, accompanied by commentary.
  • Critical Studies in Television   Peer Reviewed
    Published biannually, CST examines the production, reception, and aesthetics of television fiction, past and present. Abstracts are available for all articles from current and past issues, and the site has an excellent resources section linking to further reading on television studies.
  • Criticine  
    Published between 2005 and 2007, Criticine was an online publication dedicated to Southeast Asian cinema, edited by Alexis A. Tioseco.
  • David Bordwell's Website on Cinema  
    David Bordwell's website on cinema is regularly updated with new essays on film form and criticism. The website also contains complete articles published previously in journals and anthologies.
  • Digital Games Research Association (DIGRA) Digital Library  
    Full-text archive of presentations given at the leading academic conferences and seminars related to digital games.
  • E-Server Essays on Cultural Studies  
    Links and essays on different theories in the field of cultural studies.