Beginner’s guide on How to Professionally Write a Film Review

Aug 27, 2016 by

Beginner’s guide on How to Professionally Write a Film Review

Nowadays, with the given technology and skills of everyone in a film production, films have evolved into the highest level, making their reviews worthwhile. A film review should be done for any film that will be launch in public soon, if it is for the people to enjoy, it should be reviewed. An excellent film review should be honest, just what you really saw in the film. What exactly the feeling it sends you while you are watching and what is the message or at least, is the message clear or not. A film review should also be persuasive and entertaining to read, it should also be informative. To begin writing a film review, you should start with the basics, then going down deeper into the hidden facts of the movie. Here’s a beginners guide to help you out crafting your film review

  1. Start with the identification of the movie with facts and opinion included. Know its genre and is its general information and include in the first line of the reviews. You can also write some information about the director or the writer and identify the main characters and who plays the roles. In this line you should also add your opinion whether the movie is great or not, to keep your readers reading.
  2. Spend time proving your rating. Now when doing a review, don’t let the readers guess whether you like the movie or not. Provide a good opinion about the movie and give your rating as soon as possible, be consistent on it and spend the rest of the time proving your point to the readers, also make sure your point is clear and consistent, don’t confuse them with sugar coated words, be honest and frank but use words wisely with professionalism. Prove your point and try to persuade your readers that what you are saying is true.

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  1. Give highlight to your rating. Starting your rating should be done as your personal opinion, but it also has to be highlighted with real evidence. For example, you say the movie was bad and you have it, don’t leave it like that. Give a general reason why and try to provide some scenes that prove your opinion which will entirely support your rating.
  2. Analyze the plot but don’t reveal it entirely. Try to do some brief hint of the plot but make sure you leave some things still unexpected especially when stating a scene, you don’t have to entirely narrate what happened, and you just have to let the people know that such scene exists.
  3. Give a good and persuasive ending on your review. Don’t just end it as it is. The readers of your review must have a final decision whether to watch or not the movie you reviewed. Your review must help them decide, so try to give a great ending to your review and try to persuade them whether to watch or not, and remember to take your rating into account in telling them what to do.

So these are the basic steps on writing a review for a film with professionalism, so it won’t make a difference even if you’re just a beginner. Try rating a film now and see how it will be a great help to its future audience.

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The job of Film Critics to Make the Best of the Film

Aug 24, 2016 by

The job of Film Critics to Make the Best of the Film

There are many developed, highly evolved movies nowadays, the awesome graphics with the help of technology combined with a great plot and direction from skilled directors and writers, are just one of the facts in many movies today. Because more and more movies are climbing up to the top, more and more film makers are engaged with the competition and the action to make their films a jaw dropping movies that everyone will love and everyone will pay for, of course to increase sales and profits. Many film makers would be more willing to spend investments in making their film one of the trends and they are likely to do everything they can to climb up to the top. But there is something that film makers would be willing to pay for yet they are scared of, the film critics. Yes, film reviews are still important like the film itself. It actually tells the readers whether the movie is worth watching or it actually don’t make sense at all. Film critics are likely to give an honest and full review of a movie, as a film maker and your movie was great, expect that critics will recommend it to readers and consumers out there. But if your movie was that bad, then expect them to be very honest and frank so that they can give you an accurate feedback which can also be the feedback of your future audiences. Critics are one the most film makers fear of, they can say whatever they want about the movie, yet they get paid. But don’t be so judgmental, being a critic is not so easy; in fact it’s really difficult and stressful.

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Film reviews exist to let both readers and film makers know how a certain movie was. It can be great movie, okay movie and bad movie, of course film makers strive to create a great movie and readers as well intends to see a great movie, and the film critic is the connection between you as a film maker and the audiences. Most film critics usually have the basic ideas on how to make a film, so they gradually know the hard work of those who made the movie, but even if they know that and they wouldn’t want to hurt the feelings of those who poured all their efforts to the film, critics still has to say the most honest opinion and the most accurate review for the sake of the improvements of the movie and the audiences that awaits it. If you are a film maker and have produced a new film, you’re probably excited to know how it will appeal to people, but don’t be too rushed, film critics will do that job first so you will know completely how it is and will still have the chance to edit it before going on the launch of the movie, also with the review of a critic, you can probably expect most of the feedback of the audiences once you released it.

The work of a critic may seem to be easy, but it is also tricky, according to the Guardian. Having to watch a film every detail, whether it’s awesome or completely boring, writing a review with all the information and without being biased and sometimes getting hate by many film makers who think they didn’t did the job well. But a critics review is one of the essential element to take your film into its best, one just have to understand the nature of a critics job and you will see the differences they make.

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The Necessity of Film Review for Film Makers

Aug 19, 2016 by

The Necessity of Film Review for Film Makers

Saying whether the movie is great or not is one thing since many could do it, even you can watch a movie with a friend and discuss whether the movie even made sense. But writing a film review is a different matter; its way wider and deeper than just declaring that the movie is great. Film reviews exist in order to let film makers know how their movie in every twist was. What the things that may appear unclear to the audience or the people that will watch, or scenes that may seem to be inappropriate in some circumstances or even how the actors and actress do in their given roles. An honest film review can expose it all from the movie for the sake of audiences that will watch it in the future and of course to improve of the film for better sales and even awards, which is why film review is important for film makers.

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A film review should be honest and full of proper information about how the movie was, though of course many people doesn’t like that kind of honesty especially if the review is negative and filled with criticism; just imagine if it was your film and all the idea was yours, how would you feel about being judged? But film review is necessary most especially if it contains essential facts like history and science that can serve as educational references for youngsters; you wouldn’t want them to get the wrong information right? If you get a film critic to give your film a review then you should be ready for negative comments for the downside of your film, and of course they will immediately notify you in the review if something is not right about the film and if the film has imposed incorrect information that can potentially create a strong impact to the society, individuals or the facts itself. If people will watch it, it should undergo into a film review with proper critics or individuals that has knowledge in judging a film, anyone can say that your movie was great but individuals like critics can see through the movie and can point out details may it be negative or positive. Now as a film maker or producer, you might hate film critics as they somehow gave your film an extremely negative feedback, but if you think about it, it’s a way of improving the film and it can be just an honest review which can also appeal to the audience when they watch the film. If you want to produce a better film, then consider having your film reviewed.

As a film maker, it is important that your audience will get the message you want to give in the movie, they must feel the impact of the movie no matter what genre it is. The only way to know if your movie can really get through the heart is by having it reviewed first and see in the review if your film gives the message you exactly want the audience to get. Negative criticism may hurt you but if it is for improving your film to be a better one, then it will be worthwhile.

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