Creating Effective Film Reviews: 5-11

Pupil writing a review
Pupil writing a review




Medium (5-11 activities)


England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland

As part of the Into Film Clubs experience, members are encouraged to voice their opinions in discussion, create reviews and publish their responses on the Into Film website. This resource is designed to introduce club members to the art of reviewing and develop their critical thinking and literacy skills. It offers flexible approaches to reviewing films and is designed for both film club sessions and classroom use. It will work with any film and can be easily adapted to suit your group and available time.

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