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ribcage
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contemporary reviews online

Postby ribcage » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:21 pm

Does anyone know of any reviewers/sources besides Ebert who make contemporary reviews of older films available online? Can't seem to land on the right google string if there are.

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Re: contemporary reviews online

Postby CosmicMonkey » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:14 am

I dunno, if you're looking a specific film, I'd say just try looking through the reviews available on rotten tomatoes. Whether you agree with the concept of aggregate scoring or not, it's still a useful hub to find a lot of of different reviewers.

Combustible Celluloid and Antagony & Ecstasy are two websites that I like that tend to review a large number of older films as well as current stuff, so maybe try those?

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Re: contemporary reviews online

Postby CosmicMonkey » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:29 am

Or wait, maybe I misunderstood. Did you mean reviews of older films that were written at the time of the film's release?

I know for sure that the New York Times has all their old reviews, including Bosley Crowther's work, available online. I don't think there's anywhere you can view them all in one place, but you can search their film section by film title to find specific older films.

Variety has all their older reviews available on their website as well.

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Re: contemporary reviews online

Postby Maaxwell » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:00 pm

Plenty of cracking reviews on this site, lots of (weird) older movies included

http://366weirdmovies.com/the-weird-movie-list/

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Re: contemporary reviews online

Postby ribcage » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:55 pm

Yeah I was looking for reviews written at time of release. Always a general curiosity of mine, but I really wanted to see comments from 1984 on the style of Streets of Fire for its hardcore blending of the aesthetic of its day with the 1950s. Ebert notes the studebakers!

The weird movie review site looks like alot of fun can't wait to waste stupid amounts of time there


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