Hong Kong Films

written commentaries on required criticism & films

watch “mambo girl” and some required reading (please see the attachment) to complete a commentary.  

The below link is the film “mambo girl” from youtube.


Requirement of Commentaries

  Purpose: to cultivate the habits of critical reading by making arguments and providing evidence 

Content: identify an argument (not merely a topic) from a required reading (with direct quotations and page numbers) and discuss it in relation to the designated film of the day 

Focus: your ability to articulate someone else argument and state your interpretation of a film in relation to that argument; mere factual information or plot summary wont count as an argument 

Length: 1 double-spaced page or 350 words for each short paper; the portion in excess of the limit will not be graded for credit 

Grading: out of 10 points for each commentary, 3 for identification of an argument and logical transition, 3 points for film discussion focused on details, and 4 for writing (grammar, expression, coherence, style)