Planning a film review:
- Identify the genre
- Identify the purpose
- Identify the audience
- Identify the style
Common purposes of film reviews:
- To inform: Needs to tell people who is in the film, who it is by and where or when readers can see it.
- To describe: Describe the story and characters without giving away the whole plot.
- To analyse: Give an opinion on whether the film is good or bad (and why)
- To advise: Tell the reader whether or not to go and see the film
Structuring Film Reviews
- Introduction: Gives an overview of who is in the film and what it is about. Sums up the reviewers conclusion about the film.
- Paragraph 2: Describes the plot, informing the reader about which actor plays the role.
- Paragraph 3: Analyses the film, talking about the director and the actor and good and bad things about it
- Finally: Informs the reader when the film is out
Task 1: Audience and Style
The simplest way of identifying the audience for a review is to choose a publication you want to write for. Who is the target audience? What vocabulary does the magazine use?
TV and Radio…