1.en.8 Writing a Film Review: Cold Comfort Farm

We have watched and enjoyed the film Cold Comfort Farm. This is a comedy based on the book of the same name by writer Stella Gibbons published in  1932 .cold comfort farm,

Use the links below if you need to see it again (only part of the beginning is missing):

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Film Reviews

You are going to write a film review of the film, so let’s start by looking at what a film review is and what it is not:

  • A review is a piece of writing that gives information about something and may include opinions of the quality of that thing.
  • Based on reviews they have read, people often make decisions about where to go or what to do. There are many kinds of reviews that we read (and sometimes have to write) in daily life.
  • A film review is not a detailed explanation of everything that took place in the film.
  • The real purpose of writing a film review is to show why you liked or disliked a particular film, the film’s place among cinema, how the actors played their roles, and why someone should watch it.

Reviews can be factual (giving facts and information about a topic), or may express opinions of the writer about the topic. Most reviews are a combination of facts and opinions. The writer uses facts to support his or her opinions.

Let’s have a look at some examples:

A) This is from a Teenagers’ Magazine called Teen Ink

B) This is from a newspaper The Telegraph

How to write a Film Review

You will find some help about how to write a film review in the following links:

Bitesize 2

Austin Peay State University

WikiHow

You can also make use of these videos:

Here you will find some useful language:

Language of Film Reviews

Your Film review

Now you are ready to write your own Film Review. Remember the notes you took while watching Cold Comfort Farm and write a review of about 250 words.

Deadline 7 January 2013

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