2022 Reading List – The Film Magazine

16. The Closure of Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh International Film Festival: What It Means to Me

Author: Mark Carnochan
Twitter: @MarkJurassic

The closure of the Edinburgh Filmhouse and the world’s longest-running film festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), was a catastrophe for the arts in the United Kingdom. Mark Carnochan highlights their impact on his life and career in this hearty tribute to one of 2022’s saddest losses.

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17. Original vs Remake: Nosferatu vs Nosferatu the Vampyre

Author: Sam Sewell-Peterson
Twitter: @SSPThinksFilm

Two classic German films compared and contrasted in this good-faith analysis of both. Sam Sewell-Peterson finds the good and bad in both the F.W. Murnau all-time great of the silent era and Werner Herzog’s heavily inspired take, offering perspectives that are sure to increase your respect towards both.

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18. John Carpenter Movies Ranked

Author: Kieran Judge
Twitter: @KJudgeMental

The horror master himself, John Carpenter, has his work analysed and compared by horror super fan Kieran Judge in what turns out to be a great tribute to the breadth of quality on offer in the iconic filmmaker’s oeuvre.

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19. That Kind of Man: What L.A. Confidential Taught Me About Masculinity

Author: Craig Gent
Twitter: @aloneinthefront

A brave personal essay on L.A. Confidential that offers great analysis on the film’s messaging regarding masculinity and what it taught Craig Gent at a young age about what it means to be a man.

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20. Schindler’s List, Inglourious Basterds: Cementing and Reclaiming History in Cinema

Author: Robert Mitchell

Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino did what a lot of other filmmakers were too afraid to do: make a respectful and highly artistic movie about the Holocaust. Each do so in different ways, but Schindler’s List and Inglourious Basterds are somewhat cemented in history courtesy of this fantastic contextualisation of their importance.

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