This is a reposting (with slight editing) of a post from four years ago. Hard for me to come to terms with the fact that this presentation is from 20 years ago!
My JMC 406 commentary class is going to be talking about writing critical reviews over the next week or two. Here are a couple of readings and great talk by movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert for my students. But for all of you thinking about reviewing, these materials are all great. (And, please, take the time to watch the C-SPAN video of Siskel and Ebert talking to National Press Club back in 1995. Get passed the complaints about Sen. Bob Dole and get to where they talk about what makes movies good or bad.)
Siskel & Ebert at the National Press Club