Writing

Writing a review

Is your older child writing a book or movie review? Here’s a five-minute clip of arguably two of the best movie critics ever, Siskel and Ebert, talking about what makes a good film review–the discussion also holds for book reviews, restaurant reviews, or any other piece of writing you’re doing in which you must be critical.
Basically, they’re saying: start your review with what happened in the movie or book – what it’s about; convey your personal experience with the movie or book; and take risks.
Hard to believe it’s been 12 years since Gene Siskel passed away.
Worth watching – stay with it after 1:14.

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