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How to Write a Movie Review

How to Write a Movie Review

Movie Review
A movie review is an overview of a movie where the person who writes makes an assessment of it. There is much in common for book and movie reviews and therefore the tips conveyed here will apply to both. One requirement that exists in a movie review is that it should contain more than just a summary. Just talking about what a movie is about is not a review but just a retelling of the story. A summary should be included in a review, but that is just one of several points to include. What a movie review should contain Facts - for example, a movie's director and producer, and year of publication Background - for example, a look at previous works by the same director Story - a description of the movie Analysis - a discussion of themes, motives, etc. References - men...
Movie Review: Don’t be Afraid of the Dark Movie

Movie Review: Don’t be Afraid of the Dark Movie

Movie Review
"Saaahhhllleeeyyyhhh, come and play with uuuussss!" Generally speaking, most horror films are simply aimed at a very narrow fan base or they are bad and thus the best! And then some that are just brilliant. However, the reviews about the Don't Be Afraid of The Dark movie are mixed, and many of them are not that positive. Some people, however, like this movie a lot. The original movie from 1973 was super scary, but this review is focused on the 2010/2011 remake of this movie. The reason there are two years is that the movie release was postponed from 2010 to 2011. Guillermo del Toro, like many other talent-killing filmmakers, has made both great and less great movies. But, for the most part, he delivers both as a director and when he sits and writes or produces. His resume i...
Gone With The Wind Movie Review (1939)

Gone With The Wind Movie Review (1939)

Movie Review
"One of the best timeless romances" How to make a review on one of the greatest film classics of all time? Almost every movie-lover has watched this movie. It really is a true classic. The problem sometimes when you sit down and watch these classic movies you've heard so much about is that the films do not live up to its high expectations. And it has been a long time before you see it. The fact that all the praise the film has does not have a major impact on the viewer watching. "Gone with the Wind" is truly timeless. This is a perfect example of a movie that really doesn't have an age stamp on it. You can sit and enjoy it today, almost 80 years later. Everything from the scenography, the story, the characters, the photo, visually feels as modern today as it did then. The acting...
Blade Runner (1982) Movie Review

Blade Runner (1982) Movie Review

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Some believe that art should suffer and the expression can hardly be more fitting than with the movie Blade Runner from 1982. Despite a production lined with quarrels, worries and tasteless authority from director Ridley Scott, the dystopian future world and cover story has high regard among film history masterpiece. In a future Los Angeles, people live in a dirty and dark world. Replicants, that is, human-like robots, are made to work in space on colonized planets. When these androids misbehave and ignore their purpose by returning to Earth, "Blade Runners" are hired to hunt and kill them. Rick Deckard, played by Harrison Ford, is just one. He is ordered to eliminate four replicants, played by, among others, Rutger Hauer and Daryl Hannah, who have hijacked a spaceship and murder...
Forrest Gump (1994) Movie Review

Forrest Gump (1994) Movie Review

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Given what a huge success "Forrest Gump" was when it showed up at the movie theaters in 1994 and given how many Oscars it won, one would have easily thought that Hollywood had found a new golden theme to make a movie on. In fact, it did not. The following year did not offer films with surviving heroes or the same reverence for American domestic political history that there was obviously a big craving for. This may not be something to mourn, as it is not uncommon for Hollywood to exploit good ideas, but we hardly believe it is the goodness behind it, but rather that "Forrest Gump" has a rather unique script at its core. The script, in turn, is based on a novel by Winston Groom. Tom Hanks was a star even before "Forrest Gump" but it should not be denied that the film gave him anoth
Good Will Hunting Movie Review

Good Will Hunting Movie Review

Movie Review
Not many actors have received as much crap for their overplayed, patriotic roles as Ben Affleck. A sweet hate object, a little like Uwe Boll. Almost everyone says he hates him, but he makes movies one by one and usually also with big stars. Ben Affleck's downward career really started with the Phantoms, a year after he brought home an Oscar for best screenplay with buddy Matt Damon. Both guys have done their fair share of successful films, but Affleck has been beaten significantly more than Damon. Yet he manages to be one of the most sought-after male stars in the United States and rises after every knock. And the fact is that almost all his films have made a lucrative profit and, after all, the most reviled are the milestones in the film's history whether you want to admit it or...