Cover art: Cahiers du Cinema journalThis page points to several databases that offer scholarly journal articles and book chapters on film and media studies, among other topics. 

To find film criticism, search for your film's name in quotes. Include the director's last name, if the film title is not a unique word or phrase, or if it shares its title with a book. Examples: 


  • "Get Out" AND Peele
  • "The Color Purple" AND Spielberg


 Film Criticism Databases


Film Literature Index (print)
Index to the international literature of film. Covers 1973-2004.
Old Falvey (Request at Service Desk): PN1993 .F54

Retrospective Index to Film Periodicals, 1930-1971 (print)
Indexes articles in film periodicals published between 1930-1971.
Old Falvey (Request at Service Desk): PN1995 .B38 1975

Image credit:
"Cover." Cahiers Du Cinema, no. 738, Nov. 2017,