To critique or evaluate an art work or event for a public audience
Examples: work of arts include: movies, TV shows, books, plays, operas, recordings, exhibitions, concerts and ballets
Place the work in its general and particular context, often by comparing it with others of its kind or
through analogue with a non-art object or event.
– Interpretive Recount
Summarizes the plot and/or provides an account of how the reviewed rendition of the work came into
being; is optional, but if present, often recursive.
– Evaluation (It can be more than one evaluation)
provides an evaluation of the work and/or its performance or production; is usually recursive
– Evaluative summation (Summary)
provides a kind of punch line which sums up the reviewer’s opinion of the art event as a whole; is
- Focus on Particular Participants (Participant tertentu)
- Direct expression of options through use of Attitudinal Epithets in nominal groups; qualitative Attributes and Affective Mental Processes
- Use Adjectives showing attitude, e.g.: good, bad, etc.
- Use of long and complex clauses
- Use of metaphorical language (e.g., the wit was there, dexterously pingponged to and fro …)
The example of Review Text:
Illustrating the current situation happening in Indonesia, Get Married presents the figures of unemployment. A few big-name celebrities show up in cameo roles. The movie tells about a true friendship of four youngsters Mae (Nirina Zubir), Guntoro (Desta ‘Club Eighties’), Eman (Aming), dan Beni (Ringgo Agus Rahman) who judge themselves as the most frustrated people in Indonesia. Soon, they turn out to be street kids and spend most of their times at street, bullying people who pass by.
Suddenly, it comes to a moment when Mae is persuaded to grant her parents’ wish to have a grandchild. Mae’s parents, (Meriam Bellina dan Jaja Mihardja) firmly state that Mae must get married in a little while. Soon, they are busy finding candidates who would marry their only daughter. However, along the process of finding the right one for Mae, the three male friends of Mae turn out to be brutal evaluators for the candidates. In the mean time, Mae falls badly in love with Rendy (Richard Kevin), a rich, handsome and kind-hearted man. Unfortunately Rendy, Mae, Guntoro, Eman, Beni are brought into a misunderstanding, and soon fights break out between the two groups of Mae and Rendy.
Written based on some of youngsters’ real-life brotherhood experiences—this story will stir you to your emotional core while bringing out your sense of brotherhood. There are a lot of little things and big things that make this movie worth watching. The story is good, the banter is great, the relationships between the characters are great, and it’s a fun time at the movies. While some of the jokes are amusing, some of the fights go on a few bit too long.
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Harry Potter – Order the Phoenix
I absolutely love the Harry Potter series, and all of the books will always hold a special place in my heart.
I have to say that of all of the books, however, this was not my favorite
When the series began it was as much of a “feel good” experience as a huge mug of hot cocoa. The stories were bright, fast-faced, intriguing, and ultimately satisfying.
Interpretative Recount (tafsiran)