Just a quick note: the first two lengthy articles are now up at Cinema-Review.com - one by yours truly and one by Chris Eagle.
I chose Adaptation as my first review not only because I thought I had something to add to the fray about it, but also because I figured it would be a difficult film to summarize - and the point of Cinema Review is not to summarize, but to delve deeper into the core of a film's themes.
So what have we learned? Well, we've learned that writing in other forms does not necessarily mean that one can write decent film reviews right out of the gate. I feel like High School Barbie, but instead of math, it's writing film reviews that is "hard."
In any case, you can read more about it at Cinema-Review.com.