Refer to specific shots, scenes, characters, stylistic devices, and themes in the film. As much as possible, use technical, literary and industry terms to make your points. If needed, you may use additional resources to support your claims. Suggested sources might include academic books and articles; film reviews; and personal opinions from reputable film critics and scholars. Information other than production details obtained from popular sources such as The Internet Movie Database and Wikipedia is not considered reputable. Only use plot information to support the thematic points of the paper. Include only one to two sentences of plot summary when explaining each of the required film elements. Also, students should not choose a film that the authors of the textbook have analyzed in detail. Writing the Film Review The Film Review: Must be two to three double-spaced pages (excluding the Works Cited page) in length and formatted according to MLA style. Must include an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.