Creating Effective Film Reviews: 11-16

Mark Kermode gives advice on review writing and how to avoid plot spoilers.
Mark Kermode gives advice on review writing and how to avoid plot spoilers.




Medium (5-11 activities)


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

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As part of the Into Film Club 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. The resource contains a workbook for young people to work from to experiment with different film reviewing teachniques. There are also activities to support work with GCSE English students.

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  • English
  • Welsh
  • Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)
  • Literacy

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