Film Reviews
Film Reviews


Filmsite Film Reviews

Filmsite: All Major Film Reviews

This site has lengthy analytical reviews written by author/reviewer Tim Dirks for many of the best movies ever made throughout the history of cinema. The Greatest Films selected do not include foreign films or non-English language films for purposes of specialization and focus. No negative judgment on foreign films is intended. Reviews include a prominent movie poster, historical background for the film, a summary or synopsis of the film, excerpted dialogue, and critical commentary in order to appreciate the film more fully.

Film Reviews - By Decade

Greatest Film Reviews (300): By Decade

This smaller list of film reviews, ordered chronologically by decade, includes films that have been selected as the 100 Greatest Films and other supplemental lists of great films that have been written up, including Another 100 Greatest Films (101-200 Greatest Films) and Third 100 Greatest Films (201-300 Greatest Films).

Film Reviews - Most Popular

Film Reviews: Most Popular

In this list are the site's Most Popular Film Reviews viewed by visitors on this site, in descending order of popularity.

Film Reviews: Moments & Scenes

Film Reviews: Film Moments & Scenes

This very comprehensive collection provides detailed overviews of hundreds of films, highlighting their greatest moments and scenes (with pertinent screenshots and quoted dialogue):

Greatest Film Moments & Scenes: Titles A - H
Greatest Film Moments & Scenes: Titles I - R
Greatest Film Moments & Scenes: Titles S - Z

Film Terms Glossary

Film Terms Glossary
Illustrated Film Terms Dictionary

A complete Film Terms Dictionary, with illustrations and examples from films for many of the terms, are assembled here. Some of the most basic and common terms are defined in this compendium for reference. In order to be knowledgeable about the movie-making art form and the techniques of cinema, one must understand the fundamental vocabulary and language of film studies.

Film Viewing Tips

Film Viewing Tips:
"How to Watch Movies..."

This section of Filmsite provides Tips on Film Viewing, or "How to Watch Movies Intelligently and Critically." In two sections (one more advanced and detailed than the other), there are suggested tips or helpful hints on the art of reading, analyzing, watching, critically viewing, and deconstructing a film.

Movie Trivia Quizzes

Movie Trivia Quizzes

Are you ready for some challenging quiz questions? Here are 40 different quizzes that comprise a collection of hundreds of multiple choice questions (with explanatory answers). They include interesting film facts, quotes, the Oscars, milestones, and information about actors and directors. The answers to the multiple choice questions are found at the bottom of each of the 40 quiz pages. Or you could use the information in Filmsite to find the answer.

Film References: Book & Film

Film References:
Book & Film Resources

In this three-part extensive Reference Section on Film Book Resources, browse through a sampling of highly-recommended reference books on films, many of which were read and/or referenced by the author during his research. Unfortunately, some of the best film reference books are out-of-print and unavailable, and are therefore not found in these resources.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Film References: Sources & Links

Film References:
Selected Film Sources and Links

On this multi-sectioned page are Selected Internet Links to recommended movie sites, as well as links to Internet film sites with audio clips, video and DVD resources, recommended film periodicals and articles, and some CD-ROM film resources.