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Mentor Reviewers: Anthony Lane


Anthony Lane has been writing film reviews for The New Yorker for 24 years. I enjoyed his reviews that I read. To me, they had a very laid back style, while still using very good descriptive language to summarize the movie while still keeping the review critical. Some of the other reviews I had just kind of reminded me of summaries of a movie, but Lane provides a lot of analysis which gives the audience a further understanding of the movie and its messages. I really enjoyed Lane’s review of “Get Out.” He goes into describe how this movie is very hard to correctly place into one genre, because of how “all over the place” this movie is. His style of analysis is very casual, and he asks a lot of hypothetical questions that really got me thinking, and that is something I liked about his style of review.

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