Joseph Wade

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.[...]
Djimon Hounsou's 3 Career Defining Performances

Djimon Hounsou's 3 Career Defining Performances

"Djimon Hounsou's 3 Career Defining Performances" documents the Benin born 2-time academy award nominated actor's three greatest on-screen portrayals (with a few honourable mentions). Read it here.[...]
Smashed (2012) Flash Review

Smashed (2012) Flash Review

Joseph Wade has reviewed James Ponsoldt's 2012 feature "Smashed" starring Aaron Paul and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Read his flash review of the feature, here.[...]
The 40th César Awards

The 40th César Awards

All of the awards round-up from the French Academy Awards - The Césars - has been provided by Joseph Wade. See how Kristen Stewart made history & see which American won the lifetime achievement award here.[...]
How Alejandro González Iñárritu's Best Director Win Was A Triumph Of Art Over Organisation

How Alejandro González Iñárritu's Best Director Win Was A Triumph Of Art Over Organisation

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted for art over organisation in their choice to award Alejandro González Iñárritu and Birdman the top technical awards of the evening according to Joseph Wade. Read why, here.[...]
The Three Most Idiotic Oscar Snubs of 2015

The Three Most Idiotic Oscar Snubs of 2015

The announcement of the 2015 Academy Award nominees came with a heap of of controversy over its notable absentees. Joseph Wade has outlined three of the most controversial in this special post.[...]
Whiplash (2014) Review

Whiplash (2014) Review

Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" (2014) has been reviewed by Joseph Wade. See what he thinks of the "Best Picture" Oscar nominee and where it ranks on our 24 point scale.[...]
Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) 2014 Review

Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) 2014 Review

Joseph Wade has reviewed Alejandro González Iñárritu's Academy Award nominated Birdman Or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and weighed in on the Oscar debate, here.[...]
The Theory Of Everything (2014) Review

The Theory Of Everything (2014) Review

Joseph Wade has reviewed James Marsh's Stephen and Jane Hawking biopic "The Theory Of Everything" starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Read about its Academy Award credentials and see where it rates on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
Heath Ledger & The Joker. What Were Once Separate Entities Have Since Become One.

Heath Ledger & The Joker. What Were Once Separate Entities Have Since Become One.

Joseph Wade looks back at Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker on the 7 year anniversary of his death, proclaiming that Heath and the Joker were symbolically merged as a result of his incredible performance.[...]
Jeremy Renner: Actor Turned Star

Jeremy Renner: Actor Turned Star

Joseph Wade documents Jeremy Renner's rise from independents to acting superstar and a member of the Avengers, in this post. Read it here.[...]
10 Video Games That Should Be Made Into Movies

10 Video Games That Should Be Made Into Movies

Joseph Wade has revised a list of 10 video games that need to be made into movies. Read if your favourites have made it, here.[...]
How Do We Define A "Great" Film?

How Do We Define A "Great" Film?

Joseph Wade asks how we are to define a "great film" in the modern era, and takes a look back at classic ways to define the "best of all time". Read his piece, here.[...]
10 of the Worst: Career Sinking Movies

10 of the Worst: Career Sinking Movies

In this edition of "10 of the Worst", Joseph Wade has outlined 10 career sinking movies including the likes of Catwoman. Check out the full list here.[...]