What: Relatively short article intended to help the reader decide whether or not they want to see the movie.
Who: Usually written by journalists or bloggers for everyone interested in movies.
When: Published close to the time the movie is released.
Where to find film reviews:
What: Article intended to advance the scholarly conversation about the film – content many include analyses of plot, characters, or cinematic techniques; comparisons to other films; or assessments of the cultural significance of the film.
Who: Written by scholars/academics for other scholars/academics.
When: Published years or decades after the movie is released.
Where to find film criticism:
While Cline Library doesn't currently own the original animated films, you can request to borrow them from another library through Cline Library's free Document Delivery Services.
|The Hobbit (1977)||The Lord of the Rings (1978)||The Return of the King (1980)|
|View (non-scholarly) movie information at the Internet Movie Database||View (non-scholarly) movie information at the Internet Movie Database||View (non-scholarly) movie information at the Internet Movie Database|
Cline Library has copies of the Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies -- write down the call number(s) below and ask to borrow the film at the library's Main Desk.