Guidelines for Writing Humanist Film Criticism

  1. Sources
  2. Method
    See the film/s you want to write about more than once. Videos/lasers/DVDs are very helpful here. Re-view key scenes to help locate the aesthetic devices or the way themes are developed in specific detail. This kind of close analysis of passages is the best way to support your generalizations about the film. Observation of the film comes first. Then comes the writing itself, building your argument with logical support.
  3. Questions the Writer Using the Humanist Approach Might Ask
  4. Structure - The film review should: