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Freshman Seminar: James Bond in Film, Literature and Popular Culture

Film & Media 118 (Prof. C. Burnett)Freshman Seminar: Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: James Bond in Film, Literature and Popular Culture

Locating Film Reviews

Type 1 - Popular Non-film-specific Sources

Popular reviews in periodicals:  These sources are non-scholarly and non-film specific, e.g., The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, The Guardian

Type 2 - Popular Film-specific sources

Non-peer reviewed reviews:  These appear in film-specific journals that have not gone through the peer-review process.  Note: This can be a tricky distinction.  Apply the principles you know about distinguishing between scholarly and popular publications when you are unsure about publication type.  

 

Sometimes a database will indicate if a publication is peer-reviewed.  You can also check the publication's editorial page.

Type 3 - Scholarly Film-specific Sources

Peer reviewed reviews:  These reviews appear in film-specific scholarly/peer-reviewed journals.  To determine the status of a periodical, apply the characteristics you know about scholarly journals.


Sometimes a database will indicate if a publication is peer-reviewed.  You can also check the publication's editorial page.