Joseph Wade

2017's Biggest Box Office Hit You Haven't Heard Of

2017's Biggest Box Office Hit You Haven't Heard Of

The 2017 box office is getting eaten up by a recent release you've probably never heard of. Here are all the facts and figures...[...]
5 Films To See In August 2017

5 Films To See In August 2017

From beautifully shot action films to the truest of indies and all the way through to life-changing documentaries and potential Oscar contenders, here are our 5 films to see in cinemas this month.[...]
James Ponsoldt Movies Ranked

James Ponsoldt Movies Ranked

Every James Ponsoldt film, from 'Off the Black' (2006) to 'The Circle' (2017), ranked from worst to best in the latest edition of Ranked by Joseph Wade.[...]
Hurricane (2016) Short Film Review

Hurricane (2016) Short Film Review

Christiano Dias' short film 'Hurricane' (2016) starring Lisa Roumain, Corey Page and David Jay is "a film of great quality". Read more...[...]
The Circle (2017) Review

The Circle (2017) Review

'The Circle' Review: James Ponsoldt directs Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega and more in this technology conscious film.[...]
The Beguiled (2017) Review

The Beguiled (2017) Review

"Instantly grabbing", Sofia Coppola's 'The Beguiled' (2017) starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Colin Farrell "is very much about women as individuals and a collective". Our review.[...]
Baby Driver (2017) Review

Baby Driver (2017) Review

Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver' (2017) has been described by Joseph Wade as 'La La Land on wheels' in his review of this hugely successful film from the director of 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz'.[...]
Top 10 Ridley Scott Movies

Top 10 Ridley Scott Movies

Ridley Scott has released 24 films in his 40 year feature-length career. Here are his top 10.[...]
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Review

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Review

"Marvel have certainly put their best foot forward in reigniting the Spider-Man character" according to Joseph Wade in his spoiler-free review of 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' (2017) starring Tom Holland.[...]
Every Dreamworks Animation Movie Ranked

Every Dreamworks Animation Movie Ranked

All 35 Dreamworks Animation movies, from 'Antz' to 'Captain Underpants', 'Shrek' to 'How to Train Your Dragon', have been ranked from worst to best in this special article.[...]
5 Films To See in July (2017)

5 Films To See in July (2017)

In the height of summer blockbuster season with oceans of movies to choose from, it can get quite hard picking the best of the bunch. Don't worry, we've got your back. Here are 5 films to see in July...[...]
The Mummy (2017) Review

The Mummy (2017) Review

Universal's Dark Universe has kicked off with 'The Mummy' (2017) starring Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe, a movie described as being "like a bad Mission: Impossible film with zombies", in our review.[...]
Wonder Woman (2017) Review

Wonder Woman (2017) Review

See where 'Wonder Woman' (2017), directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, ranks on our 24 point scale in Joseph Wade's review of the Warner Bros/DC movie.[...]
What Jack Built (2015) Short Film Review

What Jack Built (2015) Short Film Review

Matthew Mahler's 'What Jack Built' (2015) short film is "a swing and a miss for all involved" according to Joseph Wade's review.[...]
Toni Erdmann (2016/17) Review

Toni Erdmann (2016/17) Review

Foreign Language Film BAFTA winner & Oscar nominee 'Toni Erdmann' (2016/17), a movie about a father using comedy to reconnect with his estranged daughter, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.[...]
Annie Waits (2017) Short Film Review

Annie Waits (2017) Short Film Review

Marnie Paxton's 'Annie Waits' (2017) short film is "honest, sex-clad, female-driven cinema that so admirably represents the in-between members of Generation Y", according to Joseph Wade's review.[...]
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Review

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Review

Out spoiler-free review of James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' (2017) starring Chris Pratt and gang, describes it as "a romp of an adventure". Read it here.[...]
JJ Abrams Directed Movies Ranked

JJ Abrams Directed Movies Ranked

From 'Mission: Impossible' to 'Star Trek' to 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', JJ Abrams' directed movies ranked (from worst to best), here.[...]
Every Zack Snyder Movie Ranked

Every Zack Snyder Movie Ranked

Every movie from 'Batman v Superman', 'Watchmen' and '300' director Zack Snyder has been ranked from worst to best, here.[...]
Edith (2016) Short Film Review

Edith (2016) Short Film Review

'Edith' (2016), a Mini Productions short film directed by 'Cemetery Junction' star Christian Cooke and starring Peter Mullan, is " an emotionally stirring 15 minutes of cinema that has enough about it to move even the most hardened of film goers".[...]
The Fate of the Furious (2017) Review

The Fate of the Furious (2017) Review

"Movies this fun are truly hard to come by these days" according to Joseph Wade in his review of 'The Fate of the Furious (2017) starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron and Jason Statham.[...]
Going In Style (2017) Review

Going In Style (2017) Review

'Going In Style' (2017), the OAP heist movie starring Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin, and directed by Zach Braff, is a "paint by the numbers movie" according to Joseph Wade in his review.[...]
INDOOR AIR (2014) Short Film Review

INDOOR AIR (2014) Short Film Review

Ron Purtee's short film thriller - 'Indoor Air' (2014) - is "a stirring short thriller" according to Joseph Wade in his review.[...]
MERCS (2017) Short Film Review

MERCS (2017) Short Film Review

Short film 'MERCS' (2017), directed by Michael Morris, is "an admirable attempt at an idea way too large for its budget and skill sets", according to Joseph Wade in his review.[...]
'Fast and Furious' 1-7 Ranked

'Fast and Furious' 1-7 Ranked

Every 'Fast and Furious' film, starring the likes of Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, has been ranked from worst to best by Joseph Wade.[...]
Fate (2016) Short Film Review

Fate (2016) Short Film Review

Short film 'Fate' (2016), from director Chris Hallas, is "a well constructed cautionary tale pushed each step of the way by its meritorious screenplay" according to Joseph Wade in his review.[...]
Every X-Men Movie Ranked

Every X-Men Movie Ranked

All 10 live-action 'X-Men' franchise movies have been ranked from worst to best by our editor in chief, Joseph Wade.[...]
Logan (2017) Review

Logan (2017) Review

'Logan' (2017) "is challenging and emotional more than it is exciting and awe-inspiring in the best of ways" according to Joseph Wade in his review.[...]
Weiner (2016) Review

Weiner (2016) Review

Former US Congressman Anthony Weiner, who resigned when explicit pictures were posted publicly, is documented in the midst of his run for New York mayor in this documentary reviewed by Joseph Wade.[...]
T2 Trainspotting (2017) Review

T2 Trainspotting (2017) Review

20 years have passed since cult classic 'Trainspotting' was released. Could Danny Boyle, Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner & Robert Carlyle recreate the magic with 'T2 Trainspotting'? Here's our review.[...]
13th (2016) Review

13th (2016) Review

Ava DuVernay's 2017 Oscar-nominated documentary feature '13th', about the use of prisoners as free labour in a racist system of incarceration, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.[...]
The 6 Best Films Snubbed by the Oscars 2017

The 6 Best Films Snubbed by the Oscars 2017

The Oscars forget important films every year and 2017 has been no different. Here are the 6 films that are too good to have been forgotten about.[...]
'I, Daniel Blake', Its Significance and Recognition

'I, Daniel Blake', Its Significance and Recognition

'I, Daniel Blake' has become a significant film for more than just its art. In this piece, Joseph Wade outlines how the film transcended cinema and looks at the reasons for its lack of awards show recognition.[...]
La La Land (2017) Review

La La Land (2017) Review

'La La Land', the awards happy musical from 'Whiplash' director Damien Chazelle, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, has been reviewed.[...]
Who Will Win the Golden Globes? The Editor's Selections

Who Will Win the Golden Globes? The Editor's Selections

The 2017 Golden Globe winners have been predicted by Joseph Wade in this edition of 'The Editor Selects'.[...]
The Editor's Selections: Top 10 Films of 2016

The Editor's Selections: Top 10 Films of 2016

In what he describes as 'a year for the independents', our editor Joseph Wade has presented his Top 10 Films of 2016, here.[...]
Nocturnal Animals (2016) Review

Nocturnal Animals (2016) Review

Tom Ford's Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal starring psychological drama 'Nocturnal Animals' is a film reminiscent of "Hollywood's more famous classical directors" according to Joseph Wade. His full review is available here.[...]
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Review

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Review

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' (2016) has been given a spoiler-free review by Joseph Wade, here.[...]
What Happened to the Breakfast Club?

What Happened to the Breakfast Club?

What happened to 'The Breakfast Club'? Take a look at what happened to Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson and company in the decades following their iconic performances.[...]
5 Picks from ASFF 2016

5 Picks from ASFF 2016

5 short films you should see from Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016 and a round-up of all of the festival's awards, here.[...]
Experiencing ASFF 2016

Experiencing ASFF 2016

Aesthetica Short Film Festival took over the city of York in the UK this weekend. Joseph Wade was in attendance and he's run-down his thoughts, here.[...]
The 10 Greatest Moments of Gun Powder, Treason and Plot in 'V for Vendetta'

The 10 Greatest Moments of Gun Powder, Treason and Plot in 'V for Vendetta'

This Guy Fawkes Night, we've judged the 10 most revolution-inciting moments from 'V For Vendetta' for your viewing pleasure![...]
The Killing of America (1981) Review

The Killing of America (1981) Review

Banned from release or distribution in the United States in 1981, the Schrader brothers documentary 'The Killing of America' proposed that America and violence were wed. Joseph Wade has a review, here.[...]
I, Daniel Blake (2016) Review

I, Daniel Blake (2016) Review

Ken Loach's Palme d'Or winning, society questioning, government challenging drama 'I, Daniel Blake' has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.[...]
The Film Mobcast - I, Daniel Blake & British Film

The Film Mobcast - I, Daniel Blake & British Film

Hosts Joe and Katie return to discuss the release of 'I, Daniel Blake' and its critical reception, as well as the history of British films including 'Trainspotting', 'The Full Monty' and more.[...]
Swiss Army Man (2016) Review

Swiss Army Man (2016) Review

'Swiss Army Man' (2016), the Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinart screwball comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe as a dead body and Paul Dano, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.[...]
Maggie's Plan (2016) Review

Maggie's Plan (2016) Review

'Maggie's Plan' (2016) starring Greta Gerwig, Julianne Moore and Ethan Hawke, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade. See where this New York independent movie ranks on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
How Everyone Finally Got Over Ben Affleck Being Batman

How Everyone Finally Got Over Ben Affleck Being Batman

Ben Affleck won over most of his critics with his performance in 'Batman v Superman' (2016). Joseph Wade analyses how he managed to do so in a follow up to his contentious piece 'Why It's Finally Time To Get Over Ben Affleck Being Batman' (released in 2015).[...]
Jason Bourne (2016) Review

Jason Bourne (2016) Review

'Jason Bourne' (2016) sees Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass return to the spy-thriller-action franchise 'Bourne'. See where it ranks on our 24 point scale in this spoiler-free review.[...]
The Nice Guys (2016) Review

The Nice Guys (2016) Review

'The Nice Guys' (2016), a buddy cop movie starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade. See why "Gosling was great" and where the movie ranks on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
Knight of Cups (2016) Review

Knight of Cups (2016) Review

The latest film from Terrence Malick, 'Knight of Cups' (2016), starring an ensemble cast led by Christian Bale, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade, here.[...]
Greta Gerwig: The Essential Collection

Greta Gerwig: The Essential Collection

Greta Gerwig: The Essential Collection presents independent movie star Greta Gerwig's most recognisable and notable career entries from 'Frances Ha' to 'Nights and Weekends'.[...]
A Retrospective Look At 'Independence Day'

A Retrospective Look At 'Independence Day'

Read about how and why 'Independence Day' (1996) was and remains so successful in Joseph Wade's critical analysis of the famed Blockbuster.[...]
What Happened to Emile Hirsch?

What Happened to Emile Hirsch?

He was once considered one of the United States' most talented young actors and now he's on the verge of obscurity. The story of Emile Hirsch, a wasted talent.[...]
A Retrospective Look At 'School of Rock'

A Retrospective Look At 'School of Rock'

A retrospective look at 'School of Rock' (2003) has been written by Joseph Wade, who argues that Richard Linklater's ode to Rock 'n' Roll is grossly overlooked.[...]
Captain America: Civil War (2016) Review

Captain America: Civil War (2016) Review

Our spoiler free review of 'Captain America: Civil War' (2016) is available now. See where this huge summer events movie battle between the MCU's most popular heroes ranks on our 24 point scale.[...]
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) Review

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) Review

'50 Shades of Grey' (2015) was one of the year's biggest releases. Joseph Wade has reviewed it and ranked it on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
Batman v Superman (2016) Review

Batman v Superman (2016) Review

'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' (2016), as directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg and Gal Gadot, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade here.[...]
Star Wars 1-7 Ranked

Star Wars 1-7 Ranked

Every Star Wars film from 'A New Hope' in 1977 to 'The Force Awakens' in 2015 has been ranked by Joseph Wade, here.[...]
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) Review

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) Review

'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' (2013) has been reviewed by Joseph Wade on site, here.[...]
Ben Affleck Directed Films Ranked

Ben Affleck Directed Films Ranked

Each of Ben Affleck's films ranked from worst to best by Joseph Wade.[...]
Spotlight (2016) Review

Spotlight (2016) Review

The Oscar nominated 'Spotlight' (2016), based on a Pulitzer Prize winning article on child molestation in the Catholic Church, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade here.[...]
11 Movies To Watch This Valentine's Day

11 Movies To Watch This Valentine's Day

11 Movies To Watch This Valentine's Day as presented by Michelle Kohnen. No matter your tastes, you're bound to find a good Valentine's choice here.[...]
The Revenant (2016) Review

The Revenant (2016) Review

'The Revenant' (2016) looks set to take over the Oscars this year, but; where did it rank on our 24 point scale and was Leonardo DiCaprio's performance worth the hype? Joseph Wade takes you through it, here.[...]
5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About 'The Force Awakens'

5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About 'The Force Awakens'

5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.[...]
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Review

A spoiler-free review of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (2015) is now available. See where JJ Abrams' take on the franchise ranks on our 24 point scale courtesy of Joseph Wade, here.[...]
5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Jennifer Lawrence

5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Jennifer Lawrence

5 totally random facts about Jennifer Lawrence that you probably didn't know.[...]
The Film Mobcast Ep. 7 - Best of 2015, Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Disney & More

The Film Mobcast Ep. 7 - Best of 2015, Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Disney & More

In the December 2015 episode of The Film Mobcast podcast, hosts Joe and Katie are joined by new guests Michelle and Sophie as they discuss the best of film in 2015, their favourite Disney moments, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Batman v Superman, Star Wars and much more![...]
5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Leonardo DiCaprio

5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Leonardo DiCaprio

5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Leonardo DiCaprio, by Joseph Wade.[...]
Inside Out (2015) Review

Inside Out (2015) Review

Disney Pixar's "Inside Out" starring Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader & more has been reviewed by Joseph Wade here.[...]
The Martian (2015) Review

The Martian (2015) Review

Ridley Scott's silver screen adaptation of Andy Weir's 'The Martian', starring Matt Damon, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade, here.[...]
The Intern (2015) Review

The Intern (2015) Review

Nancy Meyers' 'The Intern' (2015) starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway has been reviewed by Joseph Wade. Find out where it ranks on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
5 Films You'll Only Watch Once

5 Films You'll Only Watch Once

In his latest piece, Joseph Wade has chosen five films that you'll only watch once even if the first viewing is enjoyable. Read it here.[...]
Jon Favreau Movies Ranked

Jon Favreau Movies Ranked

Ranked is back, and this week Joseph Wade has ranked each of Jon Favreau's directed movies from worst to best. Find out where your favourite ranks, here.[...]
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) Review

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) Review

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation has been reviewed by Joseph Wade. Read about which actor stole the show and where the movie ranks on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
Who Should Direct the Next James Bond Movie?

Who Should Direct the Next James Bond Movie?

With the release of Spectre due later this year and Sam Mendes set to depart as director of the Bond franchise after the film's release, Joseph Wade has compiled a shortlist of possible replacements.[...]
Before We Go (2015) Flash Review

Before We Go (2015) Flash Review

A review of "Before We Go" directed by Avengers star Chris Evans has been written by Joseph Wade and is available to read here.[...]
Minions (2015) Flash Review

Minions (2015) Flash Review

They're here, there, and everywhere. Minions! Love them or hate them, they're back, and Joseph Wade has a review of the latest film from the Despicable Me franchise, here.[...]
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) Review

Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) Review

They're back pitches! But where did Pitch Perfect 2 rank on our 24 point scale? Here's our review courtesy of Joseph Wade.[...]
5 Movies that Were Surprisingly Good

5 Movies that Were Surprisingly Good

"5 films that were surprisingly good" by Joseph Wade is available here.[...]
Chef (2014) Flash Review

Chef (2014) Flash Review

Jon Favreau's latest writing and directing project "Chef" (2014) has been reviewed by Joseph Wade in a flash review available here.[...]
5 Films I Walked Out On

5 Films I Walked Out On

"5 Films I Walked Out On" by Joseph Wade. Check out five of the movies Joseph Wade couldn't bare to carry on watching in this week's piece.[...]
The Bourne Movies Ranked

The Bourne Movies Ranked

Each of the Bourne movies ranked! Joseph Wade takes you through the four Bourne movies, ranking each of them from worst to best in this piece.[...]
Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015) Review

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015) Review

Read our Avengers: Age Of Ultron review here. See where one of 2015's biggest releases ranks on our 24 point scale courtesy of Joseph Wade,[...]
The Film Mobcast Ep. 5 - Best Toy Story, Best Tarantino, Best of 2015 & More

The Film Mobcast Ep. 5 - Best Toy Story, Best Tarantino, Best of 2015 & More

Joe and Katie have changed the formula to this week's podcast and have answered more questions than ever before, including some from listeners of the show! Find out what they consider to be the best movie of 2015, what the best Tarantino film is and so much more in this week's episode![...]
Marvel's Avengers Films Ranked

Marvel's Avengers Films Ranked

Marvel's Avengers Films Ranked! In this special edition of our ranked feature, Joseph Wade ranks each of Marvel's Avengers films from worst to best. Read it here.[...]
Zack Snyder Films Ranked

Zack Snyder Films Ranked

Zack Snyder films RANKED! This week Joseph Wade ranks the films of the director due to take charge of Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, here.[...]
JJ Abrams Movies Ranked

JJ Abrams Movies Ranked

In this week's edition of "Ranked", Joseph Wade ranks each of the movies directed by Star Wars Episode VII director JJ Abrams from worst to best. Read it here.[...]
Furious 7 (2015) Review

Furious 7 (2015) Review

Joseph Wade has described Furious 7 as "probably the best studio driven pure action movie that you'll see all year" in his review of the film, here.[...]
The Fast and the Furious Films Ranked

The Fast and the Furious Films Ranked

In this special mid-week edition of "Ranked", Joseph Wade ranks all 6 Fast and Furious films in the build-up to this weekend's Furious 7 release. Check it out, here.[...]
Darren Aronofsky Movies Ranked

Darren Aronofsky Movies Ranked

In this week's edition of "ranked", Joseph Wade ranks Darren Aronofsky's 6-movie-strong filmography from worst to best. See where each film is ranked, here.[...]
Frank (2014) Flash Review

Frank (2014) Flash Review

Joseph Wade has reviewed Leonard Abrahamson's British independent film "Frank" (2014) starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal, here.[...]
The X-Men Movies Ranked

The X-Men Movies Ranked

In this week's "Ranked", Joseph Wade ranks all of the X-Men movies from worst to best. See where your favourite ranks and join in the conversation here.[...]
Snowpiercer (2014) Flash Review

Snowpiercer (2014) Flash Review

A review of Bong Joon Ho's "Snowpiercer" (2014) starring Chris Evans and a host of recognisable names is now available on site courtesy of Joseph Wade. Read it here.[...]
Chappie (2015) Review

Chappie (2015) Review

A review of District 9 director Neil Blomkamp's latest movie Chappie (2015) starring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman, is now available here.[...]
The Star Wars Movies Ranked

The Star Wars Movies Ranked

The Star Wars Movies Ranked: Joseph Wade has ranked each of the Star Wars films from worst to best in this week's "Ranked" column. Check out where your favourite ranks and don't forget to leave comments.[...]
The Rocky Movies Ranked

The Rocky Movies Ranked

What is the best Rocky movie? Joseph Wade has aimed to answer this by ranking all 6 films from worst to best. Have a look to see whether you agree, and find out about the NEXT Rocky movie, here.[...]
Two Night Stand (2014) Flash Review

Two Night Stand (2014) Flash Review

Joseph Wade has written a flash review of Max Nichols' first feature film "Two Night Stand" starring Analeigh Tipton and Miles Teller. Find out where it ranks on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
What If (2014) Flash Review

What If (2014) Flash Review

Michael Dowse's "What If", starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade. Find out where it ranks on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
Why It's Time To Finally Get Over Ben Affleck Being Batman

Why It's Time To Finally Get Over Ben Affleck Being Batman

Why It's Time To Finally Get Over Ben Affleck Being Batman: An attempt to "open your eyes to the potential of a Ben Affleck Bruce Wayne and ultimately convince you that it's time to get over it", here.[...]