"Film reviews" and "film criticism" are sometimes used interchangeably; in this context, "reviews" are articles published in newspapers and an array of non-specialist publications (for example, in trade journals or magazines instead of peer-reviewed, scholarly journals) that typically include a synopsis of the film and commentary from the reviewer. Reviews are especially useful primary sources when studying how a film was received by audiences upon its release.
New York Times Film Reviews (1913-1980) REF PN1995 .N4
Variety Film Reviews (1907-1980) REF PN1995 .V34 1983
Film Review Index (1882-1985) REF PN1995 .F53 1986
Magill's Survey of Cinema and Cinema Annual