I've used this outline to provide a structured, scaffolded approach to writing a film review in my grade 6 class. It would be suitable from grades 5-10 and even 11-12 with some adaptations.
It includes a discussion of what film criticism is, with examples, and the areas of the film students should consider. It also includes a list of success criteria, space for notes during viewing, an area for the rough copy, and a rubric is available as a separate listing.
I have used this to great effect with A Man for all Seasons during a unit on the Renaissance and Reformation, but it can be used with few changes to any film review project you might undertake in your courses.
This has been designed to meet several curriculum expectations in the elemtnary language arts curriculum.