Twitter: The Age of the Mini-Review

How do you make an impact in the age of micro-blogging, instagram posts and Tumblr scrolling? How can use Twitter to think and write critically and creatively about cinema?

Twitter Reviews
How do you review a film in under 140 characters?

Martin Scorcese’s The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Destin Cretton’s Short Term 12 (2013):

David O. Russell’s American Hustle (2013):

Disney’s Frozen (2013):

Spike Jonze’s Her (2013):

How about with just an image? One Photo Reviews. (Though to be fair, they’ve expanded and now do a regular podcast).

Here’s The Wolf of Wall Street (2013):

American Hustle (2013)

What do you gain/lose when you try to make a comment in fewer than 140 characters?

Twitter Characters
If you don’t like to use Twitter to review, maybe creating twitter profiles for famous movie characters is more up your alley:

Timo Meyer created a couple of prints of famous movie scenes re-thought as Twitter exchanges.

– On Twitter you can also follow everyone from Darth Vader, Lord Voldemort, President Snow, Ted & even a Feminist Hulk:


About Manuel Betancourt

Manuel is a New York City-based writer, editor, and critical thinker. He's a pop culture enthusiast and an eternal Buffy fan. His work has appeared in Film Comment,, Backstage Magazine, Vice, INTO,, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Catapult, among others. He's a regular contributor to Remezcla and Electric Literature. | @bmanuel
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