College students review Hollywood classics

26th August 2020

Budding movie critics from Stratford-upon-Avon College have been assessing some of cinema’s most revered releases.

As part of their summer project, designed to prepare them for transitioning into the second year of their course, Creative Media students were set the task of watching a classic film and composing an analytical review.

The students then submitted the reviews to Into Film, a UK-based organisation committed to the promotion of films and filmmaking in the education and personal development of young people.

Layla O’Callaghan, who reviewed Alfred Hitchcock’s highly-praised thriller The Birds, and Owen Sanford, who critiqued Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day, produced such impressive work that they were both rewarded with Review of the Week status on the Into Film website.

Thrilled that her students’ reviews have been so well received, Media lecturer Sarah Downing commented “Developing critical analysis skills is essential for the progression of our students as filmmakers and we are delighted that they have remained committed to their studies throughout their summer break.”

You can read Layla’s and Owen’s reviews here:

Film review from Into Film website
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