*** I JUST REALIZED I COMPLETELY MIS-READ YOUR QUESTION!
i thought you were asking "which is your favorite movie and why".
i have never seen shawshank prison but i would definately watch it again, take some notes, and check out its imdb.
sorry again, and good luck on your essay! :) ***
my favorite movie is the departed.
1. all actors in it are amazing.. jack nicholson, leonardo dicaprio, mark wahlberg, matt damon, alec baldwin... they all give truly remarkable and convincing characters to the roles that they play. it was also wonderfully directed by martin scorsese.
2. the story line is very robust. all characters in it have their own stuff going on. there is no way one could possibly be bored in this movie. there is so much action and always something big happening. i like the way that you can see different characters points of view to the same thing happening.
3. its better than the original. most remakes don't even come close to being as good as the first. but the departed is an acception. not only do new twists make it more interesting than the first, but the acting and overall plot is way more intracate and entertaining.
the departed is a fantastic movie filled with secrets, lies, drama, heartache, humor, and death. it has won several awards since its 2006 realease.
that's what *i* would write my essay on. write about a movie you know well and have passion for. look on imdb.com for other information about whatever movie you pick. they have fun trivia and stuff about all their movies :]