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Film reviews, critiques of directors
Film critics discuss what directors do
View critical, intelligent viewpoints about films, after you have seen the actual film. Get creative with keywords! SEARCH and discover your artist or director, and remark what reviewers choose to highlight.
Use facets to search such as "Dallas Buyers Club" AND casting or "Hitchcock and storyboard"
- location selection
- set procedures
- shot planning
Director Alfred Hitchcock built detailed storyboards for his films including this one for "The Birds" (1963)
Broad-brush articles with excellent links for further reader. Search name of a favorite director for hits of their work and context
Masterplots (Salem Press)
Get summary of a film plot and its context, i.e. your movie within film noir, indie, or other film milieu
Search the Catalog for articles and reviews
Search the Catalog
Encore is a keyword search engine for the Library's collections of books, movies, CD's, and more. See also Advanced Search.
- Film name such as "Fast Food Nation". NOTE: Finds both the film and criticism about it
- Inverted name -- for an actor or director search, i.e. Bunuel, Luis
- Natural name -- for example "Fritz Lang"
Streaming Films - view the actual movie
View the actual film, from our streaming media sources (not all the same content).
Academic Video Online
More documentary and academic than popular
Films on Demand
Load up on info about how movies are made, some talking heads, but most not
Kanopy provides streaming access to documentaries and feature films. Subject areas include the arts, business, education, global studies and languages, health, media and communications, sciences, social sciences, and instructional films. This database also includes the Criterion Collection.
Swank Digital Campus
Delivers a small collection of select films, search by title or genre
Scholarly or Non-Scholarly?