Watch great movies and learn about critiquing films. Develop a sense for recognizing the thematic (the director’s goal of the film), dramatic (storytelling elements) and stylistic aspects (genre) of a movie. Besides having fun at the movies and eating popcorn each week with your friends, you can share your insights and newly found skills of thoughtfully critiquing a film. We’ll usually take two after school sessions to watch one movie. Each Thursday we’ll watch half of a film and follow with a brief discussion, which includes identifying key characteristics and sharing what we thought worked well or not. Learning how to critique a film makes movie watching that much more fun and exciting!