I’m starting something new and I am very excited about it. At least during the summer months I will be doing movie reviews (hopefully) every Tuesday. Today I am giving an introduction as to the standards of the review and next week you can read all my thoughts on The Godfather Part II. Here’s how the reviews are gonna go:
Each review will begin with my thoughts on the film and whether or not I would recommend it. These personal opinions of mine will not go into the calculation of the overall score, because my opinion does not make a film good nor does it make one bad. The film will be given a score out of 40. This score will be based on more objective categories. These are: Story/Screenplay, Acting, Cinematography, and Soundtrack. The film will be given a score out of 10 in each of these categories. These points will then be added up to form the final score. As I “grade” each film I will try to be as objective as possible looking at the goal of the film and it’s success in achieving that goal.
I love movies, I always have. This semester I took a cinema class (which obviously makes me a film expert) and I loved it. This is a project that I am really excited about and truly love, so I want to do it well. Things may change as I go and I will keep you posted; it’s all part of the learning process. I have a particular passion for the old classics, so I will probably review a fair amount of those kind of films in the hopes of infecting some of you youngsters (literally just people from my own generation; I’m 20) with this passion. I will, however, try and do some newly released films as the opportunities present themselves. We’ll see how the new match up against the old and visa versa. So please, starting next Tuesday, come learn about film with me.