How to Analyze a Movie
1. Costumes and props - What are they wearing? How does it fit the mood? Are the costume changes important and noticeable? How well did the props play in? Were they useful or too obtrusive?
2. Setting and Background - Does the setting fit the scene? Are the background actions distracting or do they steal your attention? Is it believable or way too fake?
3. Acting - Did you believe the characters? Not if you like them or not, but did they make you believe they were real?
4. Camera Techniques - What sort of shots does the director typically use and what is the impact of them?
5. Music - How does the music fit in? Is it distracting or too soft? Does it help move the movie along?
6. Pacing and Organization - Does the movie flow well or is it choppy? Too quick? Too slow? Was it in any sort of discernible order or was it confusing?
7. Writing - How was the story, plot, and dialogue? Did it keep you interested? Was it believable? Were you provided with all of the information you needed to follow along?
8. Back story - Was it a low budget or high budget film? What sort of work have the actors, producers, and directors done in the past?
9. Summary - Include a short, but helpful summary of the plot but be sure you don't give away the ending.
10. Opinion - Obviously, this is your review so make sure you make it clear what you thought of it. Maybe on a scale of one to ten or give it a grade. Make this part clear.