Assessment Note: Traditional worksheets are not present in this unit of study. What Makes a Great Scene? The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) A Night At The Opera (1935) Each review has an option for visitor comments, making this a wonderful resource for reviews. Roughly speaking, a film review is a short description aimed at providing the potential viewer with the information about its strengths and weaknesses.The style of a review is reader-oriented and can be either formal or informal. Alien Resurrection (1997) Freaks (1932) The Red Shoes (1948) Although there is not a set formula to follow when writing a film review, the genre does have certain common elements that most film reviews include. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) The Last Picture Show (1971) X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) From Russia With Love (1963), Gaslight (1944) Emphasize the qualities they exude. Step 5: Include some time for peer review. TM ® & © 2016 Scholastic Inc. All Rights Reserved. Marathon Man (1976) The Big Heat (1953) Have students try the two stars, one wish method (two things they like, one thing to work on). Check out our film review samples to gain a better understanding of how to write one yourself. West Side Story (1961) (1966) Play It Again, Sam (1972) Mission: Impossible II (2000) The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) Bull Durham (1988) Everybody's a critic! Batman Begins (2005) Ask students to raise their hand if they have ever read a movie review before. Shrek Forever After (2010) This worksheet provides students with useful vocabulary and phrases used in film reviews. Myers (1988), Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989), Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Field of Dreams (1989) In addition, your expectations should be building from the food review writings. American Beauty (1999) Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) Scenes: Introduction, Greatest Film Moments & Scenes: The Scorpion King (2002) It’s also short and snappy. Sherlock Jr. (1924) Die Hard (1988) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) Use this information to further your lessons and areas of assessment. of the Greatest Film Moments & Scenes: Film Reviews, Greatest Bonnie And Clyde (1967) Film Scene? GoodFellas (1990) The Sound of Music (1965) Gilda (1946) Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) Step 4: Read through students' "I'm Noticing..." Graphic Organizers to gage where you need to go next. Beverly Hills Cop (1984) Students read a wide range of print to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world. 10 (1979) Your students will notice setting, character development, and plot in most movie reviews. Anna Christie (1930) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) This worksheet helps students to write a film review. Knute Rockne, All American (1940), The Lady Eve (1941) How Green Was My Valley (1941) Students can record their findings on the "I'm Noticing..." Graphic Organizer. After five minutes are up, ask students to make sure setting, character development, and plot are included in their writing. This is the point where you set the pace and determine how to approach this assignment in the most efficient manner. Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) & Scenes: Titles S - Z. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) All Quiet On The Western Front (1930) Terminator Salvation (2009) of the Five Armies (2014) My Man Godfrey (1936), Nashville (1975) An American In Paris (1951) Lawrence of Arabia (1962) You want to get the reader hooked immediately. The Great Train Robbery (1903) Share On - Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Step 4: Ask students to read and record their observations on the Sample Student-Friendly Movie Reviews (or your version), on post-it notes, or on the back of the handout. of the Five Armies (2014), The Hobbit: The Desolation Rosemary's Baby (1968), Safety Last (1923) Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) The Wolverine (2013) An additional section of the site, titled Greatest Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Ben-Hur (1959) poster, historical background for the film, a summary or Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) Dial M For Murder (1954) A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) I love the actors in this film, Lana Conor and Noah Centineo are fantastic as Lara Jean and Peter Kivinsky. The Ten Commandments (1956) On The Waterfront (1954) Sunrise (1927) To Catch a Thief (1955) For example, students may prefer to write about another form of entertainment. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) The Mummy Returns (2001) This Rose-Marie (1936) Alien (1979) You’re often assessing someone’s execution of their vision or product of their hard work, especially when it comes to art or food. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) Alice Adams (1935) A movie review is one of the most often assigned forms of college written tasks but, despite its popularity, many students still have no clue how to write a movie review well. It relates to both the book that’s being reviewed and the question. Various visitors have commented upon the reviews -- "By far the best site on the Internet To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Batman Returns (1992) The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Titles A - H, Greatest Film Moments & Scenes: Psycho (1960) Step-by-Step Guide to How to Write a Movie Review. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) descriptive overview of each film (with prominent quoted Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) Star Trek Generations (1994) Using the gradual release of responsibility model, allow your students to show growth throughout the unit of study. Logan (2017) I hold individual conferences with my students as a resource to support differentiation for each student. Review English Cinderella(2015) Cinderella (2015) it’s a retelling of the classic fairy tale, the classic animated movie, in live action form. Frankenstein (1931) Friday the 13th, Part VII - The New Blood (1988) The French Connection (1971) Almost anything can be reviewed: music concerts, films, video games, products, books or restaurants. The Defiant Ones (1958) Blade Runner (1982) Romeo and Juliet (1968) The Killing (1956) Step Two: Write it. (1980) Kiss Me Deadly (1955) The More the Merrier (1943) ‐ The film is directed by… ‐ The film is based on a novel / a real life story of a… ‐ This is a comedy / horror film / love story / cartoon / science fiction movie / war film / Kung Fu film /an action film/ a thriller / a spy movie / Main points of the plot The Gold Rush (1925) The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Shrek (2001) The Apartment (1960) The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) These materials will give students the means to develop as writers and publish their work. Father of the Bride (1950) Spider-Man: Homecoming The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), The Palm Beach Story (1942) When we talk about a film, we often need to use some specific vocabulary related to the world of cinema. Superman III (1983) You will want a handful of example reviews that will interest your students. The Hobbit: The Battle Live and Let Die (1973) Step 4: Provide time for students to write a quality movie review. Dodsworth (1936) & Scenes: Titles S - Z, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972), Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), Freddy vs. Jason (2003) (aka Friday the 13th, Part 11), Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), Friday the 13th (2009) (aka Friday the 13th, Part 12), Friday the 13th, The Final Chapter (1984), Friday the 13th, Part V - A New Beginning (1985), Friday the 13th, Part VI - Jason Lives (1986), Friday the 13th, Part VII - The New Blood (1988), Friday the 13th, Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan (1989), Friday the 13th, Jason Goes to Hell - The Final Friday (1993), Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Maybe start with a rhetorical question, for example: Reviews will also be printed up for each student to take home to their family. Useful Vocabulary for the Film Review. other shorter reviews of films in other sections of the site, Dirty Harry (1971) very comprehensive collection provides detailed overviews Freddy vs. Jason (2003) (aka Friday the 13th, Part 11) Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990) Sons of the Desert (1933) Mission: Impossible III (2006) written up, including Another See the Movie Review Rubric printable for examples. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937) You will watch the movie (while referring back to the review) in Part 2. Murder, My Sweet (1944) The movie follows the story of Ella whose father remarries after her mom’s death. The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Dawn of the Dead (1978) of hundreds of films, highlighting their greatest moments and scenes Duel in the Sun (1946), E.T. Luckily, if you follow some key steps, it can be done. Step 6: Create a chart with the class to record and organize this information. Plot Twists and Spoilers or similar pages (see index A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) You may find that less time is needed for modeling movie reviews vs. food reviews. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) Scenes: Introduction Introduction. Sayonara (1957) Are you writing for a fan site, a national news outlet, or … Since You Went Away (1944) What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying... (1964) If you are happy with the responses, your students are ready for some independent writing. The Unexpected Anti-Hero. foreign-language films), illustrated by screenshots and a Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) of the Greatest Film Moments & Scenes: Film Reviews They have to answer some skeleton questions about a film they have recently seen first and then write a composition using the PAST tenses.I hope you find it useful. Hence structure your review properly by first creating the outline and organize your work. Ninotchka (1939) If you are creating your own as a class, narrow your conventions guidelines to 2–3 items that you have taught and students have had time to improve on. Casablanca (1942) Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) to receive thorough film analyzation," or "a wonderfully in-depth and detailed place not only interesting Deadpool (2016) Jurassic Park III (2001) Allow a few more minutes for students to build on what they have or include an element that is missing. Citizen Kane (1941) The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) American Graffiti (1973) The Caine Mutiny (1954) INTRODUCTION Give the title and author of the book. The Freshman (1925) Movie review writing guide. A legal alternative is to show short clips (10–15 seconds) for stated learning purposes. Pulp Step 3: Because you have read the review beforehand, have the actual movie available for viewing. Once you have a solid plan, writing your review should be easy! Greatest Film Moments & Scenes: Students will explore writing movie reviews as part of a larger unit of study on review writing. Have students with the same reviewed movie hold a debate in the style of Thomas and Ebert and Roeper. Days of Heaven (1978) Halloween II (1981) Titles I - R, Greatest Film Moments Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) Now, Voyager (1942), Octopussy (1983) Night of the Living Dead (1968) 100 Greatest Films (201-300 Greatest Films). The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) Your writing should let a reader draw a conclusion, i.e, whether the film … Five Easy Pieces (1970) Camille (1936) The Maltese Falcon (1941) Friday the 13th, Part 2 (1981) Jurassic Touch Of Evil (1958) Use formative assessment, body language, and level of interest as an indicator for time needed. Friday the 13th, Part 3 (1982) Charade (1963) If you are completing the full unit, consider Review Unit folders for your students to store the Sample Student-Friendly Movie Reviews printable. Provide flexibility in your schedule. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) High Noon (1952) Rebecca (1940) Use the language that you would like your students to be using for discussion. Star Trek (2009) Top Hat (1935) Elmer Gantry (1960) The Godfather, Part III (1990) The Living Daylights (1987) Next write an engaging introduction. The Man With the Golden Gun (1974) The General Died at Dawn (1936) If you don't already own the movie, rent it from your local library. My school, like many others, does not have a license. The Matrix Reloaded (2003) The Road Warrior (1982) (aka Mad Max 2 (1981)) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) The Wild One (1953) Diamonds are Forever (1971) For Your Eyes Only (1981) A movie review is a well-balanced synthesis of personal opinion about the film and critical analysis of its technical and thematic content. of Smaug (2013), I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Here are the major sections of the site's film reviews: 100's Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) Angels With Dirty Faces (1938) Video tape movie reviews with a blue screen and incorporate the setting into the background of an oral movie review. Dracula (1931) Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Assume the best. It's A Wonderful Life (1946), Jailhouse Rock (1957) Students will explore writing movie reviews as part of a larger unit of study on review writing. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) Ongoing formative assessment will guide the way in helping the teacher and students study, evaluate, and write their own reflections of literature and the world around them. Titles A - H You’re also more than likely writing this review on the internet, where the creator could probably find and see it in just a … The Godfather (1972) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010) Film Scenes, 100 Greatest Back to the Future Part II (1989) Step 7: Use this time to re-read the review and model your observations of the movie review. Moonraker (1979) Their conversations should show growth from their work on food reviews. Cast: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Shrek II (2004) Avoid general … Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) Brief Encounter (1946) The Crowd (1928), The Dark Knight (2008) Wuthering Heights (1939), X-Men (2000) Back to the Future Part III (1990) (2017), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) and other supplemental lists of great films that have been Lara Jean is a romantic girl , who write five secret letters from the boys with whom she fell in lovea diferent stage of her live, but she never intented to send them.By mistake those letters are sent. Live Free or Die Hard (2007) Grand Hotel (1932) Optional: If students need more time and exposure to writing, build that time in and share peer reviews for examples. Fargo (1996) Unforgiven (1992), Vertigo (1958) Bride of Frankenstein (1935) As with any site, I recommend looking for specific content beforehand. Also, know that the work you are displaying and discussing to your students serves as a model for what you will be assessing. The Killers (1946) Destry Rides Again (1939) World (2015), Key Largo (1948) GoldenEye (1995) The premise being that some students can complete a skill in isolation but not carry it into application. Morning Glory (1933) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011) Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) X2: X-Men United (2003), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) PO Box 5293 Auckland 1141 New Zealand. Friday the 13th, The Final Chapter (1984) You can also create a Venn Diagram for comparison. The Hunt for Red October (1990) The Asphalt Jungle (1950) Black Narcissus (1947) Little Women (1933) Blue Velvet (1986) Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Double Indemnity (1944) Roman Holiday (1953) Beginnings are always the hardest. Gang (1932), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989), A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988), A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), The Road Warrior (1982) (aka Mad Max 2 (1981)), Spider-Man: Homecoming The Big Parade (1925) GRADES 3–5, 6–8 DURATION 6 DAYS. In the process, categorize movies by their genre during presentations. Click here for Movie review writing guide PDF file. Superman II (1980) As a rule, the word limit of a movie review is about 1000 words. Maytime (1937) 3 Idiots Movie Review: Critics Rating: 4.5 stars, click to give your rating/review,Rajkumar Hirani says so much, and more, without losing his sense of humour and the sheer lightness o Die Another Day (2002) 12 Angry Men (1957) Badlands (1973) Jaws (1975) Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) The Virginian (1929) The Thief of Bagdad (1924) Blazing Saddles (1974) The Silence of the Lambs (1991) The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) If the author says a character is not believable, demonstrate a scene where the actor has important lines. The Wizard of Oz (1939) North By Northwest (1959) The Wild Bunch (1969) On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) They they will write their own film review after analysing a model. Film … My Darling Clementine (1946) This, therefore, makes us come to the conclusion that a movie is worth a review if it has been watched. Trouble in Paradise (1932) Dinner at Eight (1933) King Kong (1933) Tel: +64 9 309-0615 Fax: +64 9 377-2806 info@languages.ac.nz and to give the reader a clear impression of what the item … Modern Times (1936) No negative … To Be or Not to Be (1942) Written on the Wind (1956) Assessment Note: This unit progresses in difficulty, building on writing food reviews to help students write movie reviews. Friday the 13th, Jason X (2001) The Perils of Pauline (1914) Batman & Robin (1997) Consider your audience. Use your writing conference time to meet with students individually, one on one. Have those students share their experience with the class. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) Hud (1963) Little Caesar (1930) Laura (1944) Friday the 13th, Jason Goes to Hell - The Final Friday (1993) This is a guide for intermediate or upper-intermediate students with particular instructions on how to write a film review. Star Trek Beyond (2016) E.g. It's A Gift (1934) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Star Trek Nemesis (2002) Then they will read each other’s reviews and have a class vote about which film looks most interesting. Hannibal Rising (2007) Rocky Balboa (2006) Step 1: Review what makes a good food review by having students turn to a partner and discuss. Unstructured review: Never write a movie review without structure, it would reveal you as an unorganized student. Observation of language used at the beginning and end of the unit: Has it improved? Rocky V (1990) Power point guiding learners through the planning and writing of a film review for a magazine including looking at examples, appropriate language and layout, and an accompanying worksheet to help learners to write their own film review. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) The Lost Weekend (1945) Step 1: Share your observations from the previous lesson by reading through some of the notes students recorded the day before. When Harry Met Sally...(1989) Thunderball (1965) The Kid (1921) The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) All About Eve (1950) 42nd Street (1933) The Matrix Revolutions (2003) The assignment of writing a movie review for a high school class or newspaper can mean merely a grade from the teacher or publication that is read by the entire student body.