20 The Film Magazine Articles to Read from 2018

5. The Best Films of the New French Extreme

Author: Jason Lithgo
Date Published: 30th Oct
Excerpt: Not for the faint hearted, the New French Extreme wave of cinema has had its very best presented by Jason Lithgo in this list. Content warning: abuse, gore.

This deeper look at one of the more niche markets of horror cinema opened up new perspectives and gave many a horror fan more films to enjoy.

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4. The Man of Rearden Steel: Objectivism in Contemporary Cinema

Author: Jacob Davis
Date Published: 26th Nov
Excerpt: Ayn Rand’s Objectivism isn’t only potent in ‘Batman v Superman’ but an unfortunate philosophy of film in general, according to Jacob Davis.

Published as a part of Jacob Davis’ series of analysis of Zack Snyder’s poorly received Batman v Superman (read part 1 & 2), this picture opened up the conversation into that of representation of politics and ideology in contemporary superhero movies, giving great insight into the motivations of those behind the scenes.

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3. What Happens When You Spend A Week Watching Christmas 24? 

Author: Elizabeth Howlett
Date Published: 30th Nov – 7th Dec
Excerpt: Will watching made-for-TV Christmas movies on Christmas 24 for an entire week prove to be a much needed festive injection, or will it unleash unholy Christmas fury?

This hilarious yet equally poignant journey through straight-to-TV Hallmark movies broadcast on Christmas 24 saw Elizabeth Howlett endure a week of Christmas cheese for your viewing pleasure. This 7-part series was a hoot!

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2. I’m a 90s Kid and I Watched Home Alone for the First Time This Year

Author: Annice White
Date Published: 8th Dec
Excerpt: A 90s kid who’s never seen ‘Home Alone’? You’ve got to be kidding! Annice White watched it for the first time in 2018, here are her thoughts.

How can a person born in the 90s not have seen Home Alone? Hasn’t everyone seen it? Apparently not, as Annice White explains in this funny confessional.

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1. The Worst Show – A Historian’s Account of The Greatest Showman’s Problematic Retelling of History

Author: Darcy Rae
Date Published: 12th Dec
Excerpt: “It’s not hard in this day and age to get your facts right and do some research.” – a historian’s account of The Greatest Showman’s problematic retelling of history (by Darcy Rae).

The Greatest Showman has become a cultural phenomenon despite its questionable politics. Darcy Rae approaches it from the perspective of a historian, questioning how and why decisions were made regarding the problematic retelling of history.

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2018 has been a phenomenal year. As editor, I’d like to thank each and every writer for submitting content that has been of the highest standard week in and week out for the entire 12 months – they have each been phenomenal!

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