Pick one of the films assigned, thus far, and then select at least three of the given reviews of that film. What do these reviews
criticize? What do they praise? What do they focus on? What do they ignore? Students should synthesize the answers to these questions and add some of their own thoughts.
Remember to avoid more than one brief paragraph of summary. An introduction with a thesis and conclusion are required. For this essay, do not use any sources beyond the filmic text and reviews. This paper should not specifically take a position—be informative, show contrasting perspectives—outside of brief comments (no more than 20 percent of the paper) about the student’s own thoughts.