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French 389 History of French Cinema II: 1950 to the Present

Criticism & Reviews

Film Review is generally an article that is published in an online or print newspaper, magazine, or scholarly work that describes and evaluates a film. A review often offers an opinion or focuses on making a recommendation. 

Film Criticism is generally written by an expert in film studies or film scholar. The criticism often presents the film within a specific context (theoretical, social, political or historical) while drawing on a larger dialog and positioning their argument within the field. 

Secondary Resources (Film Criticism)

Example of a Scholarly Article (click on PDF Icon for full text)

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Anatomy of a Scholarly Article​

Contemporary Film Reviews & Brief articles

Still from Truffaut's Les 400 Coups / Les Quatre Cents Coups Trailer

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Eric Rohmer, Ma Nuit Chez Maud / Movie Trailer

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