33 unread replies.22 replies.Review of a professional movie critics review of a movieIn this assignment you will be REVIEWING A MOVIE REVIEW written by a professional movie critic. The purpose of this assignment is for you to exercise your critical thinking skills by assessing someone else’s critical thinking skills. FIRST, you will choose a movie that your really love or that you really hate.
THEN, do on online search for a movie review written by a professional critic — look to sources like newspapers —The New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle, magazines — The New Yorker and Film Comment, and internet sites —Prodigy and Slate. These are excellent sources of professional movie reviews. You also may use the database on RottenTomatoes.com to find a professional movie critics review.
Choose from one of these sources or from any other professional movie critic.
DO NOT USE personal blogs as your source. Use the work of a professional movie critic from a professional, well-known source, and it needs to be a review of the movie, not a plot summary.
How do you know the difference between a plot summary and a movie review? Plot summaries are short (sometimes a page or less) and are written in order to provide basic information about the film, usually order to entice you to see a film. Plot summaries summarize the storyline of the film; they do not critically analyze the film. Movie reviews are more lengthy and they will analyze different elements of the film, including plot, characters, acting, cinematography, directing, costume, set, lighting, editing, etc.
SO REMEMBER, a movie review is not the same thing as a plot summary.
Do not write an essay. Just create a bullet point list and write explanatory text about the points you are presenting.