Film reviews guide the viewer.It may influence one seeing a film or not.An editor normally chooses what films are to be reviewed .Films can be used for education purposes to give insight into unfamiliar situations.Competitions are run to find the young critic of the year linked to National Schools Film Week /London , encouraging young writers to evaluate films critically .
The title of a film review should be imaginative and catchy which will focus the reader on the article.One should try and give descriptive examples from the film to illustrate observations and explain why one liked or disliked the film overall .
Film reviews are structured for a particular audience, and the language used in the article should reflect this.The review should not give away the end of the film or surprises, twists in the plot that the film may introduce.One can comment if the story line is predictable.The review should be informative, stating where the film is effective or fails.
Movie reviews can be written by avid cinema goers.One can post the review on line on sites and earn money from the review posting. The more popular the movie, the more searches and hence more money earned .Research may be required prior to watching a film and writing a review .A film reviewer should maintain an objective standpoint, preferences are a secondary factor .Making notes while watching a film can help you to remember your initial impression and the mood the film creates /audience reaction. You can search on line and read various reviews for the same film.If a film review is not convincing one can refer to an interview which discusses the film with an actor/actress and assess the film from this original standpoint .
One can also find reviews of documentaries on line .The Art of Survival, the life of refugee Bosnians, a documentary gets a three star rating in it’s review .The documentary highlights ones ability to rise above crisis and find a voice admist the “sadness” , “lonliness “separation “ one feels.