Reviews Appendix G: Finding Sample Film ReviewsAppendix description or content:
In part because of the vast marketing power of the film industry, finding professional reviews of current (and previous) films is as easy as opening a browser window. Any of these sites will provide ready access to thousands of reviews.
Internet Movie Data Base
If you are looking for stand-out film criticism, consider a look at the work of the Boston Globe’s Mark Feeney, who in 2008 won a Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. Here are links to a few of the reviews that helped him earn that award.
A clockwork Kubrick
Art, celebrity meet in 'Leibovitz'
Or you might browse the archives of A.O. Scott of The New York Times, a 2010 Pulitzer finalist whose subjects may be more accessible than Feeney’s to many students. Here are a few of his summer 2010 reviews
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010): Global Warming Among the Undead
Lunar Toons and Cookie Capers
And a link to A.O. Scott’s NY Times collection:
Not enough? Consider visiting The New York Times list of the top 1,000 movies (and their reviews) at http://www.nytimes.com/ref/movies/1000best.html
Student models Here are links to a few reviews produced by students at Palo Alto High School using the methods demonstrated in this unit: Pixar's Up soars above and beyond New Moon more crescent than full
Here are links to a few reviews produced by students at Palo Alto High School using the methods demonstrated in this unit:
Pixar's Up soars above and beyond
New Moon more crescent than full