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CMP 100 - Pytleski: Start here!

Guide to accompany Dr. Pytleski's CMP 100 assignment on researching films and film reviews.

HOW to search for film reviews

A great place to start is the OneSearch box on the homepage and the word "review" to the title of the movie.


When you are searching for films or film reviews, most databases refer to a film as a Motion Picture or Film rather than as a Movie.  So it is helpful to include that in your search, especially if you have a title that can be several different things, like "Black Panther", or the movie is based on a book by the same or similar title. like  The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
A search for the film Black Panther would be:
"Black  Panther" "Motion Picture"
A search for a film review of the film Nomadland would be:
 Nomadland Film Review.
If you are not finding much under one of those terms then try the other.


If your movie has a one-word title, add the film's stars or director to the search to weed out irrelevant results.

Amsterdam AND Christian Bale AND Film Review

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