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Katie Doyle's 5 More of the Best Character Introductions in Movie History

Katie Doyle's 5 More of the Best Character Introductions in Movie History

5 (more) of the best character introductions in movie history as chosen by The Film Magazine's Katie Doyle. This list includes an unlikely Muppets movie character and a few stone cold classics.[...]
Live-Action Jokers Ranked

Live-Action Jokers Ranked

Every live-action incarnation of The Joker - as played by Cesaro Romero, Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, Jared Leto & Joaquin Phoenix - ranked from worst to best.[...]
Joker: Incels, Violence, the Alt-Right - Tackling the Discourse Around 2019's Most Controversial Movie

Joker: Incels, Violence, the Alt-Right - Tackling the Discourse Around 2019's Most Controversial Movie

Jacob Davis tackles the hysteria surrounding Todd Phillips' 'Joker' (2019), breaking down the discourse forged by the opinions of high-ranking journalists in an attempt to get to the bottom of the controversy.[...]
Nightmare on Elm Street Films Ranked

Nightmare on Elm Street Films Ranked

All 9 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' movies, from the original in 1984 to the remake in 2010 and including 'Freddy vs Jason', Ranked from worst to best by Sam Sewell-Peterson.[...]
10 Best Horror Movies of the 2010s

10 Best Horror Movies of the 2010s

The best horror movie of each year 2010-2019 listed in this article: 10 Best Horror Movies of the 2010s. Written by Jacob Davis.[...]
Sam Sewell-Peterson's 5 More of the Best Character Introductions in Movie History

Sam Sewell-Peterson's 5 More of the Best Character Introductions in Movie History

Sam Sewell-Peterson selects 5 of the best character introductions in movie history, including characters played by the likes of Nicolas Cage and Javier Bardem.[...]
Modern Problems Require Modern Solutions: Expectations of Star Wars Lore in the 21st Century

Modern Problems Require Modern Solutions: Expectations of Star Wars Lore in the 21st Century

How expectations regarding 'Star Wars' lore have been cultivated and why it isn't the end of the world that you don't know anything about Snoke.[...]
5 More of the Best Character Introductions in Movie History

5 More of the Best Character Introductions in Movie History

From The Dude in 'The Big Lebowski' to Vito Corleone in 'The Godfather' - 5 More of the Best Character Introductions in Movie History from Jacob Davis.[...]
The Scariest Scene of the 2010s - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Scariest Scene of the 2010s - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Despite the resurgence of horror in the 2010s, the scariest scene of the decade came from a 'Star Wars' movie? Kieran Judge explores how Darth Vader has never been more terrifying than in 'Rogue One'.[...]
The Wizard of Oz - 80 Years of Social Relevance

The Wizard of Oz - 80 Years of Social Relevance

The impact of 'The Wizard of Oz', its context to politics at the time and the profound effect it had during the 2nd world war examined in the year of its 80th anniversary by Beth Sawdon.[...]



A Textual Critique of 'Stand Your Ground'

A Textual Critique of 'Stand Your Ground'

2014 Michael McClendon movie 'Stand Your Ground' sides you with the assailant in a "based on true events" story of a real-life murder trial from the perspective of the perpetrator's mother. Jacob Davis explores its problematic stance.[...]
12 Lightsaber Designs Star Wars Should Employ

12 Lightsaber Designs Star Wars Should Employ

It's like a catalogue, but instead of shopping for household goods or clothing, you're shopping for Lightsabers...[...]
Tim Burton Movies Ranked

Tim Burton Movies Ranked

All 19 of the films directed by iconic filmmaker Tim Burton ranked from worst to best, including 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', 'Sweeney Todd', 'Edward Scissorhands' and 'Beetlejuice'.[...]
5 of the Best Character Introductions in Movie History

5 of the Best Character Introductions in Movie History

A great character always has a sensational introduction. Ioanna Micha guides us through 5 of the very best in movie history in this exclusive feature.[...]
Top 10 UK Box Office Movies of 2019 (So Far)

Top 10 UK Box Office Movies of 2019 (So Far)

Which of this year's spate of high budget, massively popular releases have broken into the UK's top 10 box office hits of 2019? Josh Greally of Big Picture Film Club takes a look.[...]
The Art of the Social Media Thriller; Narcissism, Paranoia and Tools for Good or Ill

The Art of the Social Media Thriller; Narcissism, Paranoia and Tools for Good or Ill

"Technological paranoia has always been great fuel for exciting films and filmmaking." Sam Sewell-Peterson takes us through 4 of the best examples from the recent trend of Social Media Thrillers.[...]
Far From Home – Throwing Shade at the Superhero Factory

Far From Home – Throwing Shade at the Superhero Factory

"Compelling character first, crash-bang-wallop second", the compelling subtext of 'Spider-Man: Far from Home' (2019), by Sam Sewell-Peterson.[...]
The Happy Science Filmography Ranked

The Happy Science Filmography Ranked

The movies of Happy Science, a New Age religious movement, Ranked (from worst to best) in terms of their entertainment value, by Jacob Davis.[...]
Far from Home - E.D.I.T.H. and the Morality of the MCU

Far from Home - E.D.I.T.H. and the Morality of the MCU

Spider-Man: Far from Home introduces a problematic new piece of technology that illustrates a genre shift in politics that Jacob Davis explores, here.[...]
Rocketman - Analysis of the Movie, the Biopic, the Musical

Rocketman - Analysis of the Movie, the Biopic, the Musical

With Dexter Fletcher’s new biographical drama, we catch a glimpse of Elton John’s rock n' roll lifestyle. Beth Sawdon explores this in her special feature on 'Rocketman' (2019).[...]