TSU Human Sexuality Blackbird

you can pick any of these movies to do a film review about 

Mississippi Damned

Moonlight

Blackbird

Pariah

Tangerine

Paris Is Burning

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 – 20 points 

Supply 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 

_____ Genre-i.e., comedy, animated, drama 

_____ 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 – 20 points 

Give a summary of the plot in which you name 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:  

Opening 

Plot 

Camera techniques or angles, sound, or other things you notice. 

_____ Analysis and Evaluation – 20 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: 

How did the director achieve his or her purpose? 

Is the acting / writing / music effective, powerful, difficult, beautiful? 

What are the strengths and weaknesses 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? 

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. 

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