You’ve got a lot of work to do.
In your film essays you MUST do the following:
1) Finish every paragraph by answering the question directly.
2) Explain which technique the director uses, and say why he uses it. What effect is he trying to create?
3) Try to indicate where events or ideas come up again and again (motifs, symbols, symmetry, etc.).
4) DO NOT JUST RETELL THE STORY. If you have gone four lines and not made reference to a filmic technique, you are drifting off subject.
Here is the PowerPoint from today: