Film Review

Lords of Dogtown ~ Sport/Drama (2005)

The film is set in 1970’s California, based on the true story of the Z-Boys. The film hasn’t got a known cast, although stars the late Heath Ledger, whom plays Skip Engblom. The real stars though are Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk and John Robinson. They play the lead roles and known names of the original Z-Boys. They show the real vivid impression of what it must have been like to become the Z-Boys and cruise from the bottom to the top. The actors we’re fortunate that Stacey Peralta (an original Z-Boy) directed on this film, as it gave them a real in sight into the characters they we’re playing.  The film starts with the boys skating empty swimming pools, as their fearless pool surfing soon leads on to fame and money.

St. Elmo’s Fire ~ Drama (1985)

A group of close friends, graduate from college and slowly delve into the real world of adulthood. Together they try to handle adulthood. Kirby is waiter, wanting to become a lawyer. Kevin, a moody writer, who yearns for another member of the group. Alec, whose political aspirations cause him relationship issues. Leslie is unsure about commitment to another. Whilst Wendy is hopelessly in love. Finally Billy who can’t even handle reality. The film stars huge actors, of which this film gave them a break into this industry; Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson and Andrew McCarthy. An irresistible cast, with realistic life issues.

  • The first step is to get familiar with the genre, so if you are planning o write a film review, start by reading some published film reviews.
  • A film review should have a number of purposes.
  • To inform. The review needs to tell people who is in the film, who it is by and where or when readers can see it.
  • To describe. The review should describe the story, characters and some of the action, without spoiling the plot.
  • To analyse. A good review gives an opinion on whether the film is good or not and why.
  • To advise. Finally, the review should tell the reader whether or not go and see the film.




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