We’re pleased that the quality of work has been improving so much over the semester. Keep up the good work!
One issue that has come up is with movie reviews. Several recently submitted movie reviews have been summaries of a movie’s plot without very much opinion or analysis. Unlike your objective articles, however, reviews of music, movies, or other artistic performances should be subjective.
Here’s a great resource if you’re curious about how to write a film review:
In addition to featuring a step-by-step guide to writing a review, that site has links to several good examples of reviews.
Although it’s a review of a book instead of a movie, here is a good example of a recent review from the JSR website: http://www.jstudentboard.com/reporter/articles/arts-entertainment/books/swamplandia-is-quirky-but-lacking/
A debilitating wreck near Griffith Park has brought LA’s hit-and-run epidemic into focus… California legislators are moving to restrict ammunition sales in California… The Obama Administration is announcing a new research initiative to map the human brain… the Huffington Post has chronicled the local impact of sequestration on communities around America… A study suggests that air pollution is the 4th biggest cause of death in China… The head of the World Bank thinks we can eliminate extreme poverty within two decades…
The Associated Press has removed the term “illegal immigrant” from its stylebook… A new study finds a hearty appetite for conspiracy theories in America… “Rack City” rapper Tyga may get kicked off a show at Harvard because of his sexist lyrics… The BBC has released a study debunking the 5-second rule… More than a decade after Finding Nemo, Ellen DeGeneres will give voice to the lead character in Disney’s Finding Dory… The Jackson family is suing AIG for Michael’s death…
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