Magazine review is a detailed study of a film which
examine it with an eye to criticism or correction.
Provide information and opinions about films about to be
Provide a synopsis of the film.
Opinions on the actors in the film are given.
There is commentary on the director's style and narrative
structure and there is often an overall opinion given on the
making of the film.
Images: The image is usually positioned at the top left hand corner of the review as it is usually
Title: The title should be positioned below the image and is usually the largest font on the page,
Text Body: Text body takes up the largest amount of relatives space on the page, however is
Rating: On every review I looked at there was a rating to indicate how good or bad the film was. In
Other (background) information: On all of the reviews there is some background information
Author's name: The authors name of the article at the bottom of the page positioned within the
Verdict: On every review there is a verdict or conclusion summarizing what they commented on
the first place the audiences eye is attracted to and therefore should suggest and reveal to the
audience the type of film, and should also engage them. The image size is relational to the amount
of content that is in text body and should feel all the free and available space on the page.
and therefore is the most significant and also the next element the audience looks at after the
image. However the style of fonts and sizes is all relational to the house style of the page with some
magazines using the san serif and other using serif font.
usually in the smallest font. In all the reviews that I have looked at the text body has been designed
and laid out in columns to feel the available space. The style matches the house style of the page
and usually reflects the same style as the title however being in a smaller font.
all of the reviews there was a star rating (1 to 5) indicating how goods or bad the film is. Depending
on the magazine this was either positioned at the beginning of the review below the title or at the
end of the review, after the text body.
about the film, such as the director's name, the release date, the cast, and the certificates (etc).
This was usually in the same style as the text body but positions in different places according to
what magazine reports. For example "Total Film" positioned the further information at the end of
their review whereas "Empire" positioned it at the beginning of the review.
text body at the end of the last sentence. Though it was positioned in the text body this style of font
was similar with the major difference being that it was a bold font separated from the main content.
within the text body giving the audience and overview and final summery to take away from the
article. This was positioned in all the reviews at the end, after the text body.
details of the
After investigating into the current code and conventions of a film review and the
one that I made of “The Walk To Remember”. I have a much better understanding of
the needed and necessary elements that are usually used in a traditional review.
Now I can go away and start to consider how I would like my review to be designed
and composed, however I still feel that I need to investigate into the style of writing
a review with researching into the actual written content of the text body.
I haven't included some things in my magazine review such as enlarged letter, film
taglines, month and etc. so I have to improve on that part and come up with better
magazine review for my final film.