- “Lincoln” by Roger Ebert, rogerebert.com, Nov. 7, 2012
- “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” by Roger Ebert, rogerebert.com, Oct. 17, 2003
- “Stranger Things” by Jeff Jensen, Entertainment Weekly, July 13, 2016
- “Pink: Beautiful Trauma” by Maura Johnston, Rolling Stone, Oct. 13, 2017
- “Taylor Swift: Reputation” by Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone, Nov. 10, 2017
- “Kesha in Atlanta” by Melissa Ruggieri, ajc.com, Sept. 30, 2017
- “Hamilton” by Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly, Aug. 6, 2015
- “Ali Smith: Autumn” by Sarah Lyall, The New York Times, Feb. 17, 2017 (full review here … READ BOTH!)
- Roger Ebert is considered by many to be the greatest review writer of all time. After reading two of his reviews (one four-star and one zero star), why do you think this is the case?
- Not taking into account your personal opinion of the subject, which of these reviews do you feel was best written? Why?
- Do you feel the short reviews (Pink and Autumn) were effective? Why or why not?
- After reading these reviews — all by prominent, professional review writers — what do you feel are important traits in writing effective review