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FI 498: Methods and Issues in Film Studies: Home

This course guide will help you find resources in the Library and via online databases and collections for FI498.

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This Course Guide will assist you in your research for Film Studies 498. It will help you locate information in print and via the Library's online databases for your assignments. Don't forget, we're here to help.

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Film Reviews vs Criticism

 

 

Reviews

“Will you like it”

Criticism

“What is its significance?”

Published in

Newspaper, magazine, scholarly work

Journals, books

Written by

Journalists, scholars, depending on where it was published

Scholar, film studies expert

Might contain

  • Plot synopsis

  • Focus on actors

  • Personal evaluation of film

  • Ratings

  • More consumer oriented

  • Themes within the film

  • Genre

  • Structure and style 

  • Worth in comparison to other film

  • Underlying meanings 

Example sources

New York Times, Variety magazine, Entertainment Weekly, regional newspapers, etc.

Cinema Journal, Film Quarterly, Journal of Cinema & Media Studies, Film Criticism

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