Task 1: structuring your film review
All good reviews follow a similar structure. The following example gives a clear a indication of how a film review should be structured.
Analysis of the review of The Golden Compass
We can divide this review into three parts:
- Introduction: this gives an overview of who is in the film and what it's about. It also sums up the reviewer's conclusion about the film (so readers can form an opinion without reading the whole of the review)
- Paragraph 2: the reviewer then describes the plot and the action, while informing the reader which actor plays which role.
- Paragraph 3: the reviewer then analyses the film, talking about the director and then the actors, looking at good things as well as bad things.
- Finally: the review informs the reader when the film is out (and sometimes, in a local review, where it can be seen).