Film Review Assignment

Film Review Assignment

Film Review Assignment Sheet  Description: A film analysis is not a review or summary of the plot, it goes deeper into analysis and reaction.  IT MUST BE TYPED and double spaced using a 12 point, easily readable font.

Introduction Paragraph – 5 points Provide basic information about the movie, and a sense of what your review will be about. Include: ___ Brief (1-2 sentences) introduction to the movie. ___ Title (underlined) + Director ___ Publication Information: year released, length of movie ___ Movie’s thesis / theme / purpose? ___ Subtotal Body  There are two main sections for this part. The first is an explanation of what the movie is about. The second is your opinions about the movie and how successful it is with examples used to support your opinion. ___ Explanation – 5 points Give a brief summary of the plot in which you identify the main characters, describe the setting, and give a sense of the central conflict or point of the movie. Don’t give too much away. Include what we have studied so far with examples where pertinent:  o Opening o Plot

___ Analysis and Evaluation – 5 points In this section you analyze or critique the movie. Write about your own opinions; just be sure that you explain and support them with examples. Some questions you might want to consider: • What are the relations between the film and historical/international events? • Does film accurately portray historical events? • What are the strengths and weaknesss of the movie? • What is your overall response to the movie? Did you find it interesting, moving, dull? Why? • Would you recommend it to others? Why or why not?

___         Conclusion – 5 points Briefly conclude the review by pulling your thoughts together. You may want to say what impression the movie left you with, or emphasize what you want your reader to know about it. Be sure to include a grade, A-F, in your review with a recap of why it earned that grade. ___ Additional Details – 5 points • Spelling and grammar count. • Write in a logical and coherent manner; it should be easy to read. • Proofread it before turning it in. • No plagiarism! ___  /25 TOTAL





You are more than welcome to pick your own film so long as you relate the movie to the international affairs.  The list below is some possible selections if you have difficulty finding a movie of your choice.

Dr. Strangelove Thirteen Hours District 9 Lord of War Manchurian Candidate Thirteen Days Babel Children of Men The Outpost V for Vendetta 1984 Lord of the Flies Lawrence of Arabia First They Killed My Father Hotel Rwanda King Leopold’s Ghost Battle of Algiers Independence Day Last King of Scotland Korengal Restrepo Judgement at Nuremburg Casablanca Zero Dark Thirty Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy The Iron Lady The Day After Damnation Alley The Act of Killing American Sniper Salvador The Killing Fields