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FS 121 - Tolkien and Lord of the Rings: LOTR Movies

Finding film reviews and criticism

Film Reviews

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:


Film Criticism

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:

Resources for film buffs

A light-hearted take on the new Hobbit movies

In the beginning, there were animated movies...

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.

Then along came Peter Jackson...

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.