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MCU Movies Ranked – The First 15 Years - All 30 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, from 'Iron Man' to 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' released 2008-2022, ranked from worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
10 Best Matilda Moments - The 10 best moments from 'Matilda' (1996), Danny DeVito's beloved family fantasy adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel starring Mara Wilson. List by Emily Nighman.
Where to Start with Terry Gilliam - Where to begin with the work of iconic off-kilter filmmaker, and former Monty Python member, Terry Gilliam, the director of '12 Monkeys', 'Brazil' and more. Article by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
11 Mutants the MCU Should Introduce - These 11 mutant Marvel comic book characters should be introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) following 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' (2022). List by Paul Klein.
Where to Start with Martin Scorsese - Where to start with Martin Scorsese, one of the most important Hollywood directors of all time, the fifty-plus year veteran of great gangster films and more. Article by Jacob Davis.
Pokémon Anime Movies Ranked - All 24 entries from the franchise of Pokémon anime films ranked from terrible to great, including 'Mewtwo Strikes Back', '4Ever', 'The Rise of Darkrai' and more. List by George Taylor.
DCEU Movies Ranked - Every film released as a part of Warner Bros and DC's shared superhero universe The DCEU ranked from worst to best, including Justice League, Aquaman, Birds of Prey, Suicide Squad. List by Joseph Wade.
Schindler’s List, Inglourious Basterds: Cementing and Reclaiming History in Cinema - Steven Spielberg's 'Schindler's List' and Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds' prove that populist approaches can deal with horrific events with subtlety and introspection. Essay by Robert Mitchell.
That Kind of Man: What L.A Confidential Taught Me About Masculinity - Curtis Hanson's all-star crime drama 'L.A. Confidential' is 25, and it remains a concise analysis and presentation of masculinity. One that hit Craig Gent in a particularly personal way.
How ‘The Night of The Hunter’ Highlights Religious Manipulation for Personal Gain - Charles Laughton's 1965 horror film 'The Night of the Hunter' presents Robert Mitchum's preacher as a man who "manipulates people through their religious beliefs". Essay by Nicole Sanacore.
Friday the 13th Movies Ranked - All 12 'Friday the 13th' movies ranked. List includes every feature release, from the original in 1980 to the reboot of 2009, via 'Freddy vs Jason' and 'Jason X'. List by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
John Carpenter Movies Ranked - All 18 John Carpenter movies ranked from worst to best, including 'Halloween', 'The Thing', 'Escape from New York' and more. List by Kieran Judge.
10 Best Twilight Moments - The 10 best moments from Twilight, the young adult cinema phenomenon starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson adapted from Stephenie Meyers' best-selling book. List by Holly Carter.
10 Best In Bruges Moments - The 10 best moments from 'In Bruges' (2008), Martin McDonagh's dark comedy starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson set in one of Belgium's most idyllic cities. List by Martha Lane.
10 Sexiest Movie Vampires - The 10 sexiest movie vampires ever. From the silent era to the modern day, gory films to teen classics, the sexiest vampires in cinema history. List by Margaret Roarty.
Original vs Remake: Nosferatu vs Nosferatu the Vampyre - 'Nosferatu' (1922) vs 'Nosferatu the Vampyre' (1979), the F.W. Murnau film versus the Werner Herzog adaptation based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula". Article by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Halloween Franchise Movies Ranked The ‘Halloween’ Franchise Ranked - All 13 'Halloween' films, from the John Carpenter original 'Halloween' (1978) to 'Halloween Ends' (2022) ranked from worst to best in terms of quality and scares. List by Kieran Judge.
Jordan Peele Movies Ranked - Jordan Peele movies ranked from worst to best. List includes 'Get Out' (2017), 'Us' (2019) and 'Nope' (2022). List by Emi Grant.
The Closure of Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh International Film Festival: What It Means to Me - The instant closures of Edinburgh Filmhouse and Edinburgh International Film Festival will have profound effects on wider culture, as explained in this personal essay from Mark Carnochan.
Where to Start with Christopher Lee - Here is where to start with the films of Christopher Lee, a man whose personal life and acting career can be considered most extraordinary. Article by Katie Doyle.
Edgar Wright Movies Ranked - Every film directed by Edgar Wright ranked from worst to best. List includes 'Shaun of the Dead' and the rest of the Cornetto Trilogy, plus 'Scott Pilgrim' and more. Article by Christopher Connor.
5 Hilariously Bad Horror Movie Rip-Offs - Forget 'Scream', this is 'Final Scream'. Forget 'Halloween', this is 'Halloween Night'. The most hilarious horror movie rip-offs ever made. List by Mark Carnochan.
10 Highest-Grossing Horror Films Ranked - The 10 highest-grossing horror films of all time ranked from worst to best in terms of filmmaking quality. List includes 'Jaws', 'The Exorcist', 'It' and more. Written by Joseph Wade.
Where to Start with Jean-Luc Godard - Where to start with the cinema of Jean-Luc Godard, one of the fathers of the French New Wave and one of cinema's most radical and true artists. Article by George Taylor.
Vitaly Mansky’s Two Gorbachevs - Vitaly Mansky used Hollywood's reboot formula to delve into the mind and legacy of Mikhail Gorbachev, the final Soviet leader, across two distinct eras. Essay by Ben Stoll.
Marilyn Monroe: 3 Career-Defining Performances - The performances that defined the career of Marilyn Monroe, one of the most iconic actresses in cinema history. List includes 'Some Like It Hot'. Written by Emily Nighman.
10 Best Lindsay Lohan Performances - Lindsay Lohan's 10 best movie performances, from her early career work on 'The Parent Trap' to later TV-movie offerings like 'Liz & Dick'. List by Jacob Davis.
10 Best Spirited Away Moments - The 10 best moments from 'Spirited Away', the Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli animated masterpiece about a young girl's adventures into another world. List by Margaret Roarty.
10 Unsung Women Filmmakers of the Silent Era - It's a well-kept secret that women were writing, editing, directing, and producing movies as early as the late 19th century. These are the unsung heroes of the silent era. Article by Cynthia Scott.
Where to Start with Powell and Pressburger - Have you ever thought about exploring the cinema of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger? Here's a handy guide on where to start with the filmmaking duo also known as The Archers. By Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre Movies Ranked - All 9 movies from the 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' franchise, from Tobe Hooper's 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' (1974) to the 2022 Netflix film via 'Leatherface', ranked from worst to best. List by Luke Hinton.
Capturing Modernity: The Challenge of Portraying the Contemporary World - For the first time in cinema history, the most prominent filmmakers of the day are retreating from portraying modern life. Why is this? And what effect does this have? Essay by Noah Sparkes.
Making Sense of Alex Garland’s ‘Men’ - Understanding the filmmaking intent of Alex Garland: an analysis of Garland's philosophy and use of iconography in his 2022 feature film 'Men'. Essay by A. D. Jameson.
Marie Antoinette and the Art of Historical Inaccuracy - How Sofia Coppola mastered the art of historical inaccuracies in her modern and influential 'Marie Antoinette', starring Kirsten Dunst as the titular teenage royal. Essay by Emi Grant.
100 Unmissable BBC Films - From the unmissable British Broadcasting Corporation film 'Billy Elliot' to 'The Power of the Dog', 'Iris' to 'His House', the 100 best BBC Films. List by Katie Doyle, Sam Sewell-Peterson and Joseph Wade.
Cineworld Is Dead. Long Live Content. - Cineworld Group plc is filing for bankruptcy. Here's what happened, how it happened, and why you should care about it. Story by Joseph Wade.
Blue Sky Studios Animated Movies Ranked Worst to Best The Film Magazine Blue Sky Studios Animated Movies Ranked - Every feature animated film release from Blue Sky Studios - the people behind 'Ice Age', 'Ferdinand' and 'Rio' - have been ranked from worst to best.
10 Best Thor Ragnarok Moments - The 10 best moments from Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi and Marvel's take on Chris Hemsworth's God of Thunder co-starring Hulk, Hela and Loki. List by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Jurassic Park / World Movies Ranked - All 6 'Jurassic Park' and 'Jurassic World' movies ranked. Which is the best Jurassic dinosaur movie? 'Jurassic Park' (1993) to 'Jurassic World Dominion' (2022) ranked worst to best. Article by Joseph Wade.
Top Gun: Maverick Is in Love With Companionship, Familiarity - 'Top Gun: Maverick' is the biggest hit of 2022 because it's more than an action movie, it's a romance flick dedicated to all the things we love, and love, and love again. Essay by Callum McGuigan.
Straightwashing Removes All Rainbows: Removing Bisexuals from Comic Book Films - In 2022, the blockbuster sphere's choices in representation must face more scrutiny, particularly with regard to straightwashing bisexual comic book characters. Essay by Paul Klein.
10 Best Moments from The Thing - The 10 best moments from John Carpenter's 'The Thing' (1982) starring Kurt Russell, from the dog to the defibrillator and beyond. List by Kieran Judge.
Jurassic Franchise Directors Ranked - The directors of the 'Jurassic Park' and 'Jurassic World' movies ranked from worst to best in terms of their overall directorial work. Ranked article by Joseph Wade.
‘Blue My Mind’ and New Female Monsters - 'Blue My Mind' cathartically redefines the old-fashioned film logic that pain must be felt in the coming-of-age period and thus redefines the rulings of the monstrous feminine. Essay by Grace Britten.
Is Marvel’s Insistence on Being So Firmly On-The-Nose Rooted in a Distrust of Its Audience? - In 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness', Marvel, writer Michael Waldron and director Sam Raimi, tell rather than show. Is this because they don't trust us to understand film language? Essay by Callum McGuigan.
What Film Can Teach Us About Heartbreak - "Real life is often nonsensical and absurd – if art can truly mirror that experience, something special can occur." What abstract ideas in film can teach us about heartbreak. Essay by Sam Florsheim.
10 Best Sam Raimi Movie Moments - The 10 best Sam Raimi movie moments, from the upside down kiss in 'Spider-Man' to the chainsaw arm in 'Evil Dead II', ranked. List by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
The Before Trilogy: How to Capture a Moment - A love story is made of moments, and in no place are those moments captured better than in Richard Linklater's Before Trilogy - Sunrise, Sunset, Midnight. Essay on why, by Jack Fanning.
Cooper Raiff and the Strength of Vulnerability - Cooper Raiff uses his films 'Sh*thouse' and 'Cha Cha Real Smooth' to re-evaluate the limits of masculinity, confronting limited stereotypes to present vulnerability as a strength. Essay by Tina Kakadelis.
10 Best Moments from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy - The 10 best moments from Sam Raimi's seminal superhero blockbuster trilogy, 'Spider-Man'. List includes moments from 'Spider-Man 2' and 'Spider-Man 3'. Article by Katie Doyle.
10 Most Important Comic Book Movies Ever - What are the most important comic book movies of all time? Which superhero films are the most influential? Find out in this Movie List from The Film Magazine by Joseph Wade.
1990s Superhero Movies Ranked - 1990s superhero films ranked worst to best. List includes 'The Crow', 'Guyver', 'The Mask', 'Blade', 'The Mystery Men'. Ranked article by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park’ VFX Remain the Industry’s Gold Standard - How Steven Spielberg's direction helped to make the visual effects on 'Jurassic Park' (1993) not only revolutionary but the Gold Standard of Hollywood CGI. Article by Joseph Wade.
In Defense of the Happy Ending: Alice Wu and LGBTQ+ Movies - For so long, Hollywood has made it seem like only white, cisgender, non-disabled, heterosexual people fall in love. The films of Alice Wu offer condolence for those outside of that box. Essay by Tina Kakadelis.
Live-Action Batman Movies Ranked - Which Batman movie is the best? All 10 live-action Batman films, from Batman to The Batman via The Dark Knight, ranked from worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
Live-Action Batmen Ranked - From Adam West to Robert Pattinson via Michael Keaton, Christian Bale and more, the live-action movie performances of Batman ranked worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
How ‘The Worst Person in the World’ Redefines Romantic Cinema - How Joachim Trier rewrites the rules of silver screen romance to create one of the best romantic dramas of recent years, 'The Worst Person in the World'. Essay by Rehana Nurmahi.
2022 Oscars Best Picture Nominees Ranked - Every movie nominated for the Oscars Best Picture Academy Award, from 'Belfast' to 'West Side Story' via 'CODA', 'Dune' and 'Licorice Pizza' ranked from worst to best. Article by Joseph Wade.
Where to Start with Paul Thomas Anderson - Paul Thomas Anderson, director of numerous Oscar winners and film festival awards, may be the best filmmaker of his generation. Here's where to start. Article by Jacob Davis.
2022 Animated Feature Oscar Nominees Ranked - Five animated films are nominated in the Animation Feature category at the 94th Academy Awards (2022 Oscars); where do 'Encanto' and 'Luca' rank among them? Ranked list by Joseph Wade.
10 Things You Might Have Missed in ‘Encanto’ - The most important Easter eggs and details you might have missed from Walt Disney Animation's smash hit film 'Encanto'. List by Sophia Patfield.
10 Best Spider-Man: No Way Home Moments - The 10 best moments from 2021's biggest box office hit, the MCU-adjacent multiverse-spanning 'Spider-Man: No Way Home', from the big twists to those cameos. List by Jake Gill.
10 Best The Dark Knight Moments - The best moments from the 2008 DC Batman movie 'The Dark Knight', starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, and directed by Christopher Nolan. List by Joseph Wade.
10 Best Batman Begins Moments - The best moments in 'Batman Begins' (2005), the first film in Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight Trilogy' starring Christian Bale, listed. Includes "Swear to me" and the big twist. Article by Joseph Wade.
Clio Barnard Films Ranked - Bradfordian filmmaker Clio Barnard's four films ranked from worst to best, including Andrea Dunbar documentary 'The Arbor' and 2022 release 'Ali & Ava'. List by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
10 Best Jackass 3 Moments - Steve-O's Bungee Portaloo, Danger Ehren's Lamborghini Tooth Pull and more compared and contrasted in these, the 10 Best Jackass 3 (3D) Moments. List by Joseph Wade.
‘Wanderlust’ and Its ‘Bizarro Cut’ at 10: How David Wain Split His Sensibility in Two for the Studio System - 10 years on from the release of David Wain's cult comedy 'Wanderlust', starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, its 'Bizarro Cut' remains transparent about the comedy process. Essay by Nicholas Armstrong.
10 Best Jackass Number Two Moments - From the Toro Totter to the Bee Hive Limo, the 10 best moments from 'Jackass Number Two' starring Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and Bam Margera. List by Joseph Wade.
10 Best Jackass: The Movie Moments - All the best moments from the first 'Jackass' film, 'Jackass: The Movie' (2002), including Steve-O's alligator tightrope and Dave England's accidental pant leakage. List by Joseph Wade.
Jackass Movies Ranked - All 4 'Jackass' movies, from the original in 2002 to 'Jackass Forever' in 2022, starring Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera and company, ranked from worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
10 Must-See One-Shot Films - From a legendary Alfred Hitchcock offering to Best Picture winners and beyond, these are the 10 best one-shot movies ever made. List by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Austin Powers Movies Ranked - All 3 Mike Myers Austin Powers movies, from 'International Man of Mystery' to 'Goldmember' via 'The Spy Who Shagged Me', ranked from worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
Paul Thomas Anderson Films Ranked - All 9 films directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, from 'Hard Eight' to 'Licorice Pizza' via 'Boogie Nights', 'Magnolia', 'There Will Be Blood' and 'The Master', ranked from worst to best. List by George Taylor.
Guillermo Del Toro Movies Ranked - All 10 of Oscar-winning director Guillermo Del Toro's career ranked from worst to best, including the likes of 'Pan's Labyrinth', 'Hellboy' and 'The Shape of Water', by Beth Sawdon.
10 Best Films 2021: Joseph Wade - From musicals to award winners, blockbusters to animations, the 10 best films of 2021 according to The Film Magazine editor Joseph Wade.
2022 Big Movie Preview - The very best of blockbuster, arthouse and awards-ready cinema due for release in 2022, from 'The Batman' to a new Damien Chazelle movie, to the upcoming 'Knives Out' sequel.
10 Best Films 2021: Sam Sewell-Peterson - "What a year for cinema to come back from the brink." The very best of film, from the blockbuster to the arthouse, curated by Sam Sewell-Peterson in this list of Top 10 Films 2021.
21 Most Popular Articles 2021 - The most popular articles published to thefilmagazine.com in the year 2021, as chosen by you the readers.
10 Best Films 2021: Annice White - In a 2021 film calendar filled with delayed releases from years gone by and dominated by big-budget blockbusters, Annice White highlights the 10 Best Films 2021.
9 Best Reviewed Films 2021 – The Film Magazine - The highest rated films released in 2021 and reviewed by the team at The Film Magazine. 9 films from 4 genres and 3 countries.
2021 Comic Book Movies Ranked - All 7 comic book movies, from 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' to 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' via 'Black Widow' and 'Eternals', ranked from worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
Little Women Is the Ultimate Christmas Film, Actually - Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women' (2019) starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and more, is the ultimate Christmas film, even if it's arguably not even a Christmas film at all. Rehana Nurmahi explains.
There’s No Place like St. Louis at Christmas - If 'The Wizard of Oz' taught us that there’s no place like home, 'Meet Me in St. Louis' taught us that, actually, there’s no place like St. Louis. Essay by Margaret Roarty.
10 Best Love Actually Moments - The 10 best moments from Richard Curtis Christmas film 'Love Actually' starring Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy and a host of famous British names. List by Gala Woolley.
5 Reasons ‘Elf’ Is a Gen Z Christmas Classic - Why Jon Favreau's 'Elf' (2003), starring Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf, has become a Christmas classic in the eyes of Gen Z and why it maintains relevance to this day. Article by Nicole Sanacore.
5 Best Christmas Films with Happy Endings - The very best Christmas films with happy endings, for those who love the warm embrace of love and friendship on a cold, festive, winter's night. List by Jamie Garwood.
10 Best Bad Santa Moments - The 10 best moments from the alternative Christmas comedy 'Bad Santa' (2003), from director Terry Zwigoff and starring Billy Bob Thornton. Article by Martha Lane.
Home Alone Movies Ranked - All 6 'Home Alone' Movies from the original in 1990 to the 2021 release 'Home Sweet Home Alone' ranked from worst to best. "Keep the change ya filthy animal."
Ten Women Who Defined and Evolved Horror’s Final Girl Trope - Ten of horror's most important final girls, from Sally Hardesty of 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' to Laurie Strode of 'Halloween', Ellen Ripley of 'Alien' and beyond. List by Margaret Roarty.
Where to Start with the Cinema of Peter Cushing - British screen acting icon Peter Cushing saved so many films from obscurity and shaped British horror in the 20th century. Here's where to start with the cinema of Peter Cushing. Article by Katie Doyle.
Brendan Fraser Mummy Movies Ranked - 'The Mummy' movies starring Brendan Fraser ranked from worst to best. The three films directed by Stephen Sommers and Rob Cohen ranked. Article by Darcy Rae.
Original vs Remake: Let the Right One In vs Let Me In - 'Let the Right One In' (2008) vs 'Let Me In' (2010), the Thomas Alfredson movie versus the Matt Reeves adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s popular novel "Låt den rätte komma in". Article by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
10 Great Japanese Horror Movies - 10 great horror films from Japan: movie list. From the likes of 'Onibaba' to 'Ringu' via 'Audition', the very best Japanese horror movies of all time. List by Jack Cameron.
Hannibal Movies Ranked - The movies of the Hannibal franchise, from Michael Mann's 'Manhunter' (1986) to 'Hannibal Rising' (2007) via Jonathan Demme's 'Silence of the Lambs', ranked from worst to best. List by Libby Briggs.
Romero’s ‘Dead’ Movies Ranked - All 6 of George A Romero's 'Dead' films, from 'Night of the Living Dead' (1968) to 'Survival of the Dead' (2009) via 'Dawn of the Dead' (1978), ranked from worst to best by Scott Z Walkinshaw.
10 Great Australian Horror Films - From the Babadook to the outback, 10 great Australian horror movies that will scare your socks off. Great for Halloween! List by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Purge Movies Ranked - All 5 movies from the Purge franchise, from 'The Purge' (2013) to 'The Forever Purge' (2021), ranked from worst to best. All 5 horror-turned-action films ranked from worst to best. List by Jacob Davis.
Predator Movies Ranked - All 4 'Predator' movies, from the original 'Predator' (1987) to the latest entry from Shane Black, 'The Predator' (2018), ranked from worst to best. Ranked list by Scott Z Walkinshaw.
Every James Bond 007 Movie Ranked - Every 007 James Bond movie from 'Dr. No' in 1962 to 'No Time to Die' in 2021, ranked from worst to best by Sam Sewell-Peterson. 25 films over close to 60 years.
Top 10 Adam Sandler Top 10 Adam Sandler Performances - Adam Sandler's top 10 best performances of all time, including 'Billy Madison', 'Big Daddy', 'Punch-Drunk Love', 'Uncut Gems'. List by Joseph Wade.
85-Year-Old ‘My Man Godfrey’ Is a Crash Course in Comic Perfection - Gregory La Cava comedy 'My Man Godfrey' (1936), starring William Powell and Carole Lombard, could teach modern Hollywood some lessons, even at 85 years old. Retrospective essay by Sloan De Forest.
Todd Phillips Movies Ranked - From 'Road Trip' to 'Joker' via 'Starsky and Hutch', 'The Hangover' and 'Old School', the films of director Todd Phillips ranked worst to best.
10 Best Studio Ghibli Films - Studio Ghibli is the most recognisable and acclaimed producer of Japanese anime feature films in the world. Here are the 10 Best Studio Ghibli Films. List by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Diego Maradona Holding the World Cup in Football Documentary 'Maradona' 22 World Class Football Movies - A football pitch's worth of world class football movies from around the globe, including stars like Maradona, Pelé, Messi and Ronaldo (both of them). List by Joseph Wade.
Where to Start with Pedro Almodóvar - Get started with the filmography of an icon of European cinema and arguably one of the most influential Spanish filmmakers of the past half century, Pedro Almodóvar. Article by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Four Must-Watch Lesser-Known Gay Films - Away from the mainstream successes of gay cinema lie so many exceptional and underappreciated films. Here are four must-watch lesser-known gay films. List by Cody J. Riebe.
Prone to Bouts of Mania, Narcissism and Power Failure: Watching High-Rise and Snowpiercer in 2021 - With hindsight and terrifying changes in the real world, Ben Wheatley's 'High-Rise' and Bong Joon-ho's 'Snowpiercer' have been given new power and relevance as socially conscious art. Essay by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Conjuring Nonsense: Devils Didn’t Make Him Do It - The third 'Conjuring' film reinforces the dangerous myth that the supernatural is somehow responsible for the heinous crimes of humanity, and it's a problem as big as cinema itself. Essay from Jacob Davis.
The Duality of the Female Psyche in ‘Mouthpiece’ - How 'Mouthpiece', created by Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava, forges a moving insight into womanhood through its presentation of the duality of the female psyche. Essay by Gala Woolley.
How Did I Fall in Love with this Little Thing Called Cinema? - How an early life encounter with James Cameron's 'Aliens' (1986) shaped The Film Magazine writer Mark Carnochan's love for movies.
Where to Start with Bong Joon-ho - Director Bong Joon-ho made history at the Oscars as the first filmmaker to win Best Picture with a film outside of the English language. Discover where to start with this modern auteur's filmography in this guide.
Exploring the Great Empathy Machine – Grief and the Healing Powers of Cinema - How a cinema trip to see a dinosaur movie unravelled the grief surrounding a loved one's death for Joseph Wade. This is the fourth edition of his blog series.
Fuelling an Obsession: Harry Potter at the Pictures - How a trip to an old Warner Bros cinema fuelled a childhood obsession with 'Harry Potter' and wider cinema for The Film Magazine writer Beth Sawdon.
Charlie Gardiner: What Cinema Means To Me - What does cinema mean to The Film Magazine writer Charlie Gardiner? Pretty much everything.
Back There in the Dark: A Cinema Poem by Sam Sewell-Peterson - "Back There in the Dark", an original poem about cinema by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
2021 Oscars Best Picture Nominees Ranked - All 8 movies nominated for Best Picture at the 2021 Oscars ranked from worst to best. The likes of 'Nomadland', 'Promising Young Woman' and 'Mank' head-to-head.
Lawrence Michael Levine Interview – “I Will Always Make Small, Intimate Films” - Lawrence Michael Levine tells The Film Magazine about searching deep within himself to find 'Black Bear' (2020), scripting naturalistic dialogue and why he'll always make small films.
Spy Kids Movies Ranked - Spy Kids 1-4 ranked. The family fun franchise all zillennials can relate to, created by Robert Rodriguez and featuring so many superstar actors, ranked from worst to best. List by Sophia Patfield.
Showa Era Godzilla Movies Ranked (1954-1975) - The 15 films of the Shōwa Era of Kaiju monster movies, headlined by Godzilla and produced by Toho Studios, ranked from worst to best by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Thelma and Louise: The Most Powerful Final Image in Cinema - How the ending to Ridley Scott's 'Thelma & Louise' (1991) is one of the most iconic and powerful in all of cinema, and how it can be interpreted. Essay by Gala Woolley.
Superman Movies Ranked - Every live-action 'Superman' film, from 'Superman and the Mole-Men' to 'Man of Steel' via Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh, ranked from worst to best. Article by Mark Carnochan.
DC’s Lightest Movie, Shazam!, Also Contains Its Darkest Moment - In the light-hearted family movie Shazam!, that subverted the tone of the earlier DCEU, David F. Sandberg finds space for a heartbreaking character moment. Article by Rob Gifford.
Netflix’s Business Model Doesn’t Allow for Long-Term Film Success - Netflix Original movies seem to disappear just as soon as they've appeared, and with a new film set to be released during every week of 2021, it's an issue filmmakers should take notice of. Essay by Luke Hinton.
Arrival and the Language of Cinema - In his 2016 science fiction film 'Arrival', director Denis Villeneuve expertly uses the power of cinematic language to take us on a mind bending journey of love, loss, and the inevitability of time. Essay by Margaret Roarty.
Richard Jenkins: 3 Career-Defining Performances - Of all the character actors working today, perhaps no one else brings such low-key class to his films as Richard Jenkins. Here are his 3 career-defining performances. Article by Scott Z Walkinshaw.
5 Reasons Why You Need to Watch Midnight Cowboy - John Schlesinger film 'Midnight Cowboy' (1969) starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight is a classic of cinema, and here are 5 reasons why you must watch it. Article by Katie Doyle.
Sia’s Music Is Not “a Love Letter to the Autistic Community”: It’s Another Unrealistic Portrayal of ASD - Sia's Golden Globes nominated feature film debut, 'Music', a musical starring Maddie Ziegler and Kate Hudson, is another unrealistic portrayal of ASD. Essay by Shona Leigh Pope.
5 Must-Watch Early British LGBTQ+ Films - 5 British films, made before the legalisation of homosexuality or ahead of some of the LGBTQ+ community's major milestones, that you need to see. List by Annice White.
Where to Start with Yasujirō Ozu - Yasujirō Ozu is one of the most recognisable Japanese directors of all time and a forefather of the nation's cinema. Discover where to start with Yasujirō Ozu in this guide from Francesca Militello.
5 Reasons Why Pride Is One of the Best Films of the 21st Century - 'Pride' (2014) is one of the great British and LGBTQ+ films, here are 5 reasons why it's one of the best films of the 21st century. List by Annice White.
The Enduring Legacy of Stan and Ollie - Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were beloved by legions of fans and described by legends of comedy as the very best around. What makes Stan and Ollie such an enduring act? Louis B Scheuer explores.
Host Interview With Director Rob Savage: “It Was Jemma’s Fault” - Rob Savage, director of 2020 Zoom séance horror hit 'Host', sat down with The Film Magazine's Sam Sewell-Peterson to talk about the limited edition Blu-ray release of his film and what's next.
10 Terrible Romantic Comedies - 10 terrible romantic comedy films to either completely avoid or to embrace and watch instead of the usual suspects this Valentine's Day. List by Jacob Davis.
5 Reasons Why Oliver and Company (1988) Is an Underrated Animation Classic - Walt Disney Animation's 1988 animated feature film 'Oliver and Company' is an underrated classic. Here are 5 reasons why. List by Sophia Patfield.
Where to Start with Gene Kelly - Gene Kelly is one of the most influential and iconic movie musical filmmakers in history, but where should you start with his imaginative and genre-topping filmography? Joseph Wade guides you.
‘Out 1’ at 50 (or: What Happened When I Watched a 13 Hour French Film) - What happens when you watch a supposedly genius and almost mythical 13 hour French film? Mark Carnochan takes you through his viewing of Jacques Rivette's 'Out 1', 50 years old in 2021.
10 Great Anime Films for Newcomers - Where do I begin with anime? This list of 10 exceptional entry points into one of Japan's largest cultural exports is sure to help. List by Jack Cameron.
You’ve Seen ‘Soul’. Now What? - What does Disney Pixar's 'Soul' tell us about ourselves? What lessons does 'Soul' aim to teach us? How can this Pete Docter film be read? Peter Charney explores.
10 Best Matt Damon Performances - Matt Damon has had a stellar 30+ year career that includes over 80 acting credits. Here are the 10 Best Matt Damon Performances of all time. List by Charlie Gardiner.
The Subversion of the Motion Picture Production Code in Cat People - How Jacques Tourneur thriller 'Cat People' (1942) worked with and against the Hays Code to become a much discussed and highly influential film of its era. Essay by Jacob Davis.
Terminator Movies Ranked - All 6 Terminator movies, from 'The Terminator' to 'Terminator: Dark Fate' via 'T2: Judgement Day', ranked from worst to best in this list by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
The Greatest Film Trailer of All Time? Psycho (1960) - Analysing the iconic trailer to the iconic 1960 horror 'Psycho', starring a first person narration from director Alfred Hitchcock himself. Feature by Kieran Judge.
Shot-for-Shot: Stryker’s Dilemma in Sands of Iwo Jima - How tension is ramped up and a moral conundrum of war is addressed in one particularly well made scene in 'Sands of Iwo Jima', starring John Wayne. Analysis by Kieran Judge.
How ‘What We Do In the Shadows’ Reshapes the “Man Alone” with Vampire Cinema - Reassessing New Zealand cinema's "man alone" trope for Taika Waititi's much-loved vampire mockumentary 'What We Do In the Shadows'. Essay by Jacob Davis.
10 Best Films 2020: Joseph Wade - Ten films that have forged empathy and awe against all the odds and an almost complete shut down of the theatrical experience, as chosen by Joseph Wade to be the 10 Best Films 2020.
20 Most Popular Articles 2020 - The most popular articles published to thefilmagazine.com in the year 2020, as chosen by you the readers.
10 Best Films 2020: Annice White - In a year without trips to the cinema, a 10 Best Films 2020 list is an interesting one. Annice White's selections for the 10 Best Films of the Year, available here.
7 Best Reviewed Films 2020 – The Film Magazine - The highest rated films released in 2020 and reviewed by the team at The Film Magazine. 7 films from 5 genres and 4 countries.
10 Best Films 2020: Sam Sewell-Peterson - In an industry faced with widespread disruption, many great films have filtered into our homes. Here are the 10 Best Films of 2020 according to Sam Sewell-Peterson.
10 Best Horror Films 2020 - It has been tough to find the best quality movies in 2020, but here are the 10 Best Horror Films 2020 for fans of the horror genre to enjoy. List by Jacob Davis.
10 Best Films 2020: Jason Lithgo - The very best of cinema in 2020 outlined and presented in this list of the 10 Best Films from one of the worst years on record, by Jason Lithgo.
2020 Comic Book Movies Ranked - The five comic book movies released in 2020, from Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey to Wonder Woman 1984, ranked from worst to best. Article by Joseph Wade.
10 Excellent Non-Christmas Films Set at Christmas - Not every holiday favourite needs to be a trope-ridden festival of Christmas. Here are ten exceptional non-Christmas films that are set at Christmas. List by Louis B Scheuer.
Die Hard vs Lethal Weapon: The Battle for Christmas - 'Die Hard' and 'Lethal Weapon' are each action movies that have become Christmas staples to many, but which is the most Christmassy? Katie Doyle explores, judging each by clearly defined factors.
10 Best Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Moments - The best moments from the family Christmas movie classic, 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York' from director Chris Columbus and starring Macaulay Culkin. List by Charlie Gardiner.
10 Best Home Alone Moments - 30 years after the Christmas classic 'Home Alone' was released, we take a look back over the 10 best moments from that night when Kevin McCallister was left home alone.
Can Physical Media Survive in the Age of Streaming? - The fight between physical and digital media has reached a new level, leaving many to question whether there's a future for physical media. Article by Luke Hinton.
5 Reasons Why Klaus (2019) Is an Amazing Christmas Film - 2019 Christmas animation 'Klaus', from Sergio Pablos Animation Studio, is a modern Christmas classic. Find out why in this list by Sophia Patfield.
Dune (1984) – What David Lynch Got Right - Much maligned by audiences, critics and even the director himself, David Lynch's 1984 Hollywood adaptation of Frank Herbert's iconic novel 'Dune' remains deserving of cult status. Louis B Scheuer explores why.
10 Best Films of All Time (According to a 9 Year Old Girl) - The 10 best movies ever made according to a nine year old mixed race girl from the North of England.
Ocean’s Movies Ranked - The Ocean's films, from the original 1960 Frank Sinatra picture to George Clooney and Brad Pitt in Ocean's 11, 12 and 13, through to Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in Ocean's 8, Ranked (from worst to best) by Joseph Wade.
Best Dreamworks Animation Movies 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.
Men in Black Movies Ranked - All four Men in Black movies from 'Men in Black' (1997) to 'Men in Black: International' (2019) ranked from worst to best by Joseph Wade.
‘In the Cut’ and How Marriage Can Kill You, Actually - How Jane Campion erotic thriller 'In the Cut' (2003) starring Meg Ryan subverted the expectations of the erotic thriller genre and has gone underappreciated for close to two decades. Article by Margaret Roarty.
Terrence Malick Films Ranked - All ten Terrence Malick directed films ranked (from worst to best) in terms of quality, creative vision, artistic merit and authorial importance, from 'Badlands' to 'A Hidden Life' via 'The Tree of Life'. Article by Joseph Wade.
I’m a 90s Kid and I Watched Scream for the First Time This Year - “Hi, my name is Annice and I have never seen Scream.” How a 90s kid somehow missed out on seeing Wes Craven’s monumental horror hit until nearly 25 years later.
10 of the Best Horror Movies Not in the English Language - Horror is perhaps the most international and inclusive of all genres, with films from all corners of the globe gaining acclaim. Here are 10 of the best horror movies not in the English language. Article by Mark Carnochan.
Kissing the Devil’s Arse: Witch-Hunting in Eurocult Cinema, c.1968-1976 - From the UK's 'Witchfinder General' in 1968 to across Europe in the years that followed, witch-hunting in Eurocult cinema explored and examined by Paul A J Lewis.
10 of the Most Underrated Horror Movies of All Time - Looking for some suggestions for your horror movie marathons or watchalongs? This list could help. Here are 10 of the most underrated horror movies of all time. Article by Mark Carnochan.
10 Best Movie Vampires - The 10 vampires in movie history - from 'Nosferatu' to 'Dracula' to 'Twilight', the best of the vampiric in this top 10 list.
10 Perfect Horror Movie Double Bills - 10 popular horror films are paired with 10 less popular horror films in this list of perfect horror movie double bills by Kieran Judge.
Katie Doyle’s “Movies I had a Religious/Spiritual Experience With” Part 5: The Exorcist - "inspiration has come from the most unexpected of places - the 1973 horror film, The Exorcist. God really does work in mysterious ways." - Katie Doyle in Pt. 5 of her Religious/Spiritual Experience series.
10 Most Exciting Movies Coming Out of LFF 2020 - The 10 movies coming out of the BFI London Film Festival 2020 that you should look out for in cinemas across the coming months.
10 Best Horror Movies of the 2000s - The 2000s is something of an underrated decade for horror, the decade throwing up critical darling, genre defining fare and audience pleasers alike. Here are the 10 best horror movies of the 2000s. List by Jacob Davis.
Funny Games and the Victimisation of the Audience - How Michael Haneke makes us as much the victims of his world-renowned horror film 'Funny Games' as he does his central characters. A feature essay by Jacob Heayes.
Every Oscar Nominated Best Picture Horror Film Ranked - Only 6 horror films have ever been nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. In this edition of Ranked, we rank each of them from worst to best. Article by Joseph Wade.
10 Best Horror Movie Moments of the 1970s - What are the best horror movie moments of the 1970s? The decade, known for some of the best horror films in history, such as Jaws and The Exorcist, had many. Top 10 list by Beth Sawdon.
Final Destination Movies Ranked - All 5 'Final Destination' horror movies Ranked from worst to best. 'Final Destination' (2000) to 'Final Destination 5' (2011) ordered in terms of quality by Joseph Wade.
How Midsommar and The Wicker Man Hold Much of the Same Wisdom - How in trying to avoid taking pointers from 'The Wicker Man', Ari Aster made the closest thing to it, 'Midsommar', and how both films use the same wisdom to terrify all of us. Article by Louis B Scheuer.
Requiem for an American Dream - Requiem for an American Dream - how Darren Aronofsky's 'Requiem for a Dream' (2000) is about more than just drugs, it's about commodification, capitalism and modernity. Article by Kristina Murkett.
5 Scariest Stephen King Horror Movie Adaptations - The 5 scariest Stephen King movie adaptations ever made. Top 5 list curated and written by Sophia Patfield.
10 Best Found-Footage Horror Movies - The top 10 best horror films from the sub-genre of "found-footage", as collated and written by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Loincloths, Muscles, Sorcery and the Rock of Uranus: A Journey Into the Realm of the Italian Peplum (c.1958-1965) - A journey into Italian Peplum, the cinema of mythical gods, muscle-bound heroes, sorcery and loincloths, as presented by Paul A J Lewis.
Harry Potter and the Uncredited Creator of That Chess Scene - The story of Jeremy Silman, the International Master of Chess uncredited with work on 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' and that iconic chess scene. Article by Kieran Judge.
‘Burning’ and Elusive Truth - How Chang-Dong Lee purposefully obscures the truth in his 2018 mystery 'Burning' to provide one of the most engaging examples of the genre in decades. Article by Jack Cameron.
Hollywood Spectacles – Nerds, Perverts and the Morally Deviant - Bespectacled film characters have long been presented with a number of damaging traits, the least of which is "being a nerd". Ciaran Duncan explores this problematic representation in this feature essay.
10 Best British TV Comedy Film Adaptations from the Past 30 Years - Which British TV comedies have made the most seamless transition into feature films in the past 30 years? Katie Doyle trawls the good and the ugly, from Mrs. Brown to Ali G, for this top 10 list.
JJ Abrams Directed Movies Ranked - From 'Mission: Impossible' to 'Star Trek' to 'Star Wars', the directed movies of JJ Abrams ranked (from worst to best), by Joseph Wade for The Film Magazine.
Nolan’s Films Are Complex, but Are They Deep? - Famed film director Christopher Nolan has long been a filmmaker who pursues interesting concepts, but are movie releases such as 'Tenet' and 'Inception' actually deep? Louis B Scheuer explores.
Christopher Nolan’s Cinematic Chores: Understanding ‘Tenet’ - Nolan frequently assigns his audience chores, engineering his films in such a way that requires them to participate in each narrative actively. 'Tenet' is no exception. Leoni Horton explores.
Why the 1980s Is the Best Decade for Horror - Why the politics, special effects, music and themes of horror movies in the 1980s make for the best decade in the history of the genre. Article by James Harris.
Where to Start with David Lynch - Where to start with David Lynch, the painter turned screen artist who has left an indelible mark on American cinema. Jacob Davis offers a guide on how to introduce yourself to the dream-like state of Lynch's filmography.
Every X-Men Movie Ranked - What is the best X-Men movie? All 13 X-Men films, including 'Logan', 'Deadpool', 'Dark Phoenix' and 'The New Mutants' ranked worst to best by Joseph Wade. Updated 2020.
Aardman Animated Films Ranked Aardman Animation Movies Ranked - All 7 movie releases from famed British stop-motion animators Aardman Animation have been ranked from good to legendary by Beth Sawdon.
Feeling Blue, Facebook? The Colour Symbolism of The Social Network - How David Fincher's Mark Zuckerberg Facebook movie uses colour to evoke meaning and further story. Essay by Kristina Murkett.
Blockbuster Filmmaking and Transmedia Storytelling at the Great Pit of Carkoon - How the Great Pit of Carkoon in 'Star Wars - Return of the Jedi' is an example of commodified transmedia storytelling and blockbuster filmmaking. Essay by Jacob Davis.
Where to Start with Paul Verhoeven - Paul Verhoeven is an often misunderstood and extremely versatile filmmaker. In this special introductory feature, find out where you can dive into his filmography, courtesy of Sam Sewell-Peterson.
The Filmmaker Must Attack On All Fronts: José Mojica Marins (1936-2020) - José Mojica Marins (1936-2020) provided Brazil with a distinct cinematic resistance to an oppressive regime, his character Coffin Joe crossing boarders and making for an iconic franchise-leading character. Paul A J Lewis explores Mojica's work here.
CGI Vs Animatronics - In 2020, the debate surrounding the use of CGI versus the use of Animatronics is more divisive than ever. o which is better? Louis B Scheuer explores.
The Little Game of Dogville, and a Philosopher Who Sucks at His Job - Lars von Trier's Bertolt Brecht-inspired film about absent of most elements of set paints a picture of a broken capitalistic system. Cole Clark analyses how in this piece on the movie starring Nicole Kidman and Paul Bettany.
Why Is It So Hard to Make a Good Shark Film? - They did it. We had one. A good shark movie. So why has it been so difficult for anyone else to come close to matching 'Jaws' in the 45 years since its release? Martha Lane breaks it down.
Once More with Feeling: 10 More of the Best Remakes - 10 of the very best film remakes in the history of cinema, from the Spaghetti Westerns of the 60s to recent horrors, curated and analysed by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Dirty Harry Movies Ranked - For close to two decades Clint Eastwood starred as "Dirty Harry" Harry Callahan, performing the iconic gun toting hero across five movies. Here are the Dirty Harry Movies Ranked by Mark Carnochan.
Safdie Brothers Movies Ranked - The effervescent neo-realist movies of directorial duo Josh and Benny Safdie (the Safdie Brothers) ranked from worst to best by Leoni Horton.
Alien Movie Franchise Ranked - All 6 of the 'Alien' movies, including the prequels, ranked from worst to best according to artistic merit and public perception by Sophia Patfield.
Pitch Perfect Movies Ranked - The three movies from the Pitch Perfect series Ranked (from worst to best) in terms of enjoyment, artistic credibility and audience perception, by Emma Kershaw.
5 Moments in Good Will Hunting That Will Give You Chills - The best, most spine-tingling moments from the iconic 1997 Oscar-winning drama 'Good Will Hunting', starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Article by Charlie Gardiner.
Where to Start with Universal Classic Monsters - With 27 films in a unique universe of monsters and ghouls, it can be tough to know where to start with the Universal Classic Monsters. Sam Sewell-Peterson guides you through it.
Panic! At The Movies: An Emo Top 10 Watchlist - Panic! At the Movies - An essential watchlist to awaken your sleeping inner emo kid. List curated and written by Leoni Horton.
For Only A Fistful Of Dollars – How A Low Budget Western Reinvented the Hollywood Hero - The Sergio Leone directed Spaghetti Western 'A Fistful of Dollars' left an indelible mark on the film industry in a lot of ways, but how it reshaped the male hero may be its biggest. Article by Stephen Vega.
7 Moments from ‘Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager’ That Will Give You Chills - The very best, most emotional and inspirational moments from football documentary 'Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager' (2018), from Gabriel Clarke. Article by Katie Doyle.
Mendez, Baledon, Urueta: The Golden Age of Mexican Horror Cinema - "By locating the figure of the (European) vampire in a Mexican setting, these films express an anxiety about outsiders, immigrants and colonisers." - The Golden Age of Mexican Horror by Paul A J Lewis.
When Love Transcends Time (Travel) - "Time travel [...] can miraculously give characters their happily ever after, snatch it cruelly away, or both." Time travel and love in cinema - an essay by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
The Trickling Influence of ‘Inception’ - How Christopher Nolan hit 'Inception' "mark[ed] the turning of the tide – planting the idea of the more intelligent blockbuster". Article by Aaron Bayne.
Top 5 A24 Horror Films - The independent horror movie scene is teeming with frights and gruesome narratives. Beth Sawdon presents the Top 5 Horror Films from dominant studio A24.
5 Horror Movies for People Who Don’t Like Horrors - Five horror movies that make for good entry points to the horror genre while avoiding the anxiety of possibly losing sleep to something too scary. List by Emma Kershaw.
Where to Start with Terrence Malick - Terrence Malick is a Palme d'Or winning film auteur with a remarkable and unique perspective on filmmaking, but where should one start with his work? This guide will help you.
5 Movies About Time Travel for People Who Don’t Like Sci-Fi - Science fiction isn't for everyone, but that doesn't mean time travel can't be. Here are 5 films about time travel for those who don't like sci-fi. Article by Joseph Wade.
Where to Start with Akira Kurosawa - He is one of the most legendary and influential filmmakers in history, and his work is instantly recognisable, but where would one start with Akira Kurosawa? Article by Francesca Militello.
Rachel McAdams: The Time-Traveller’s Wife - "I have a question for you Rachel McAdams: where is your agency? And, why do you have such a thing for time-travellers?" - Annice White on Rachel McAdams: the time traveller's wife.
The Omen Films Ranked - Known as one of the great horror franchises to spawn from the 1970s horror boom, 'The Omen' has scared for generations. In this edition of Ranked, Sophia Patfield ranks each entry from worst to best.
Harry Palmer – The Thinking, Cooking Man’s James Bond - How Michael Caine's Harry Palmer, of 'The Ipcress File', is the thinking, cooking man's James Bond, and how in the first film he rivals the iconic spy in terms of cool. Feature by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
The Only Movies Your Douchebag Ex Has Ever Seen – Top 10 - In this list, we're looking out for all of those poor souls who may one day lose weeks, months and even years of their lives to undeserving assholes with superiority complexes. Article by Joseph Wade.
How Music Reframes the Violence in You Were Never Really Here - How the music composed by Jonny Greenwood for 'You Were Never Really Here' borrows from Aphex Twin to create a dialogue between character and narrative. Essay by Cole Clark.
10 Best Moments from the Jurassic Park Franchise - The 10 best moments from the Jurassic Park / Jurassic World franchise, from the T-Rex chase of 'Jurassic Park' to the hunt in 'Jurassic World'. List by Mark Carnochan.
How Every Element in the Final Sequence from ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ Works To Create A Wonderfully Disturbing Finale - How Anthony Minghella's 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' borrows from Hitchcock and Film Noir to create a phenomenal and tense final sequence. Analysis by Sophie Cook.
Ben Stiller Directed Movies Ranked - Known worldwide as a star on the screen, Ben Stiller has also made sizable contributions behind the scenes. In this edition of Ranked, Joseph Wade ranks his 6 directorial features from worst to best.
10 Films from the Past 10 Years To Teach You About White Privilege - A list of 10 films from the past 10 years that everyone can watch to educate themselves on racial inequality, systemic racism and white privilege. Article by Beth Sawdon.
5 British and Irish Films That Don’t ‘Bury Their Gays’  - LGBTQ+ characters in film are given disproportionately unhappy endings. We know it as "burying their gays". Here are 5 British and Irish films that you can watch without the fear of revisiting this trope. Article by Annice White.
Mark Herman Films Ranked - The movies of screenwriter-director Mark Herman ranked from worst to best. This ranked list includes Brassed Off and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and was written by Joseph Wade.
Lost in Translation: Romance in a Blur - How Sofia Coppola crafted one of the most intimate and realistic depictions of romance in her boundary shattering 2003 film 'Lost In Translation'. Article by Sophia Patfield.
So Bad It’s Good: Romance in the Outfield: Double Play - "Comparing this movie to Hallmark is offensive to Hallmark - their films are basically 'Citizen Kane' compared to this." Jacob Davis on 'Romance In the Outfield: Double Play' and "knowing why a film doesn’t work is key to understanding why others do."
Top 10 Alfred Hitchcock Films - 10 best Alfred Hitchcock movies, as chosen from the Master of Suspense's 50-plus releases, by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Disney Renaissance Movies Ranked - All 10 movies of the Walt Disney Animation renaissance period, from 'The Little Mermaid' to 'Tarzan' via 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'The Lion King' ranked from worst to best by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
A Manchester Legend Immortalised in Black and White: A Reflection on Control’s Portrayal of Ian Curtis - Forty years on from the premature death of one of the UK's great music artists, Ian Curtis of Joy Division, Leoni Horton analyses Anton Corbijn's 2007 biopic 'Control', a movie about the man and the city that helped make him.
Wuthering Heights Films Ranked - The 4 English language feature film adaptations of Emily Brontë’s "Wuthering Heights" ranked worst to best in terms of artistic merit, and critical/popular reception, by Annice White.
So Bad It’s Good: Pitching Love and Catching Faith - "Just forget that was motivation because nothing matters, everything withers and dies, this movie has sapped any meaning from life. Kiss or no kiss, that’s the only question." Jacob Davis on 'Pitching Love Catching Faith' (2015) for the So Bad It's Good series.
I’m a 90s Kid and I Watched Jurassic Park for the First Time This Year - "Hi, my name is Annice and I have never seen Jurassic Park." How a 90s kid somehow missed out on seeing Steven Spielberg's dinosaur-sized blockbuster hit until nearly 30 years later.
Where to Start with Studio Ghibli - With over 20 feature film releases to date, where do you start with Japanese animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli? Sam Sewell-Peterson offers our ultimate Ghibli guide.
Star Wars Movies Ranked Worst to Best Star Wars Live-Action Movies Ranked - Star Wars movies ranked. All 11 live-action releases from the 'Star Wars' franchise, from 'A New Hope' to 'The Rise of Skywalker', 'Rogue One' to 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' ranked from worst to best.
Every Star Wars Lightsaber Fight Ranked - Every Lightsaber duel from the live-action 'Star Wars' movies ranked from worst to best, featuring Empire Strikes Back, The Phantom Menace and Rise of Skywalker. Article by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Back to the Future Movies Ranked - Which of the three 'Back to the Future' films, from Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, is the best? Find out in our Back to the Future edition of Ranked, as written by Annice White.
Real-Time: Examining How the Safdie Brothers Experiment with Naturalistic Cinema - Are Josh and Benny Safdie, The Safdie Brothers, the quiet revolutionaries of contemporary cinema? Leoni Horton examines their exploration of naturalistic filmmaking thus far, looking at the likes of 'Uncut Gems' and 'Good Time'.
Pirates of the Caribbean Movies Ranked - Johnny Depp excels as the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow for five 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movies from Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer, ranked here from worst to best by Charlie Gardiner.
Superhero Bust: The Future of the Superhero Genre - Have we seen the pinnacle of the superhero movie mountain? Gillian MacLeod looks at the facts, analysing the genre in conjunction with a prominent film theory in this special superhero movie essay.
An American Werewolf In London – Unfinished Game-Changing Fun - Roger Ebert once described horror-comedy 'An American Werewolf in London' (1981), from director John Landis, as "unfinished". Sarah Williams looks at how this unfinished movie changed the game by making horror fun.
‘Green Street’ and Toxic Masculinity - Toxic masculinity and violence in 'Green Street' (2005) starring Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam. How critique of the film seems to have missed the point, as written by George Forster.
Breaking Principles: Passive Characters in ‘Vivarium’ (2020) - How 'Vivarium' (2020) succeeds in frustrating some and enlightening others through its choice of presenting actively-passive characters against all usual writing principles. Essay by Kieran Judge.
High School Musical Trilogy Ranked - The three Disney Channel original movies that came to define many a millennial's tween years, and kick-start the careers of Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, ranked from good to great by Emma Kershaw.
5 Great Comedies from the Past 5 Years That You Should Watch To Keep You Going - We all need a laugh, so here are five films from the past five years that are guaranteed to give you one (according to Joseph Wade, anyway).
Examining Controversial Depictions of Jesus Christ in Cinema - As one of history's most influential figures, depictions of Jesus Christ have caused controversy and discord since the days of the early church, and the same goes for cinema. In this piece Katie Doyle examines cinema's most provocative interpretations of the Easter Story.
Quentin Tarantino Movies Ranked - All 10 Quentin Tarantino movies from 'Reservoir Dogs' to 'Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood', via the likes of 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Kill Bill' ranked worst to best by Beth Sawdon.
Are Musicals Cinema’s Next Big Trend? - With the future of the film industry uncertain, people are turning to the ultimate form of escapism: the movie musical. Could the often suppressed genre be cinema's next big trend? Charlie Gardiner explores.
Windows Into Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ - Bong Joon-ho's Best Picture Oscar winning feature 'Parasite' (2019/2020) makes spectacular use of windows to establish and reinforce themes. Sam Sewell-Peterson explores in this 'Parasite' essay.
Best Worst Twilight Films Twilight Movies Ranked - The Twilight Saga movies ranked from worst to best. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner star in the film adaptations of Stephenie Meyer's work, ranked here by Leoni Horton.
Plot Reveals vs Plot Twists – When They Work and When They Don’t - When plot twists work and when they don't. Kieran Judge explores one of cinema's most controversial, discussion stirring narrative elements, ruminating on some of the form's best and most famous examples.
Wong Kar-Wai The Identity Crisis of Hong Kong Cinema - How the films of the likes of John Woo and Wong Kar-wai have illustrated the identity crisis and cultural anxieties of Hong Kong during the state's rich history of cinema.
“So Bad It’s Good” Revival - What does it mean when a film is "so bad it's good"? Jacob Davis explains in his resurrection of our beloved series So Bad It's Good.
100 Years of ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ – Is It Still Significant? - Famed German Expressionism horror-thriller 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' turns 100 years old in 2020, but is it still relevant? Jacob Davis explores Germany's first massively popular German export here.
No, You Are: Deconstructing Dinesh D’Souza’s Interview with Richard Spencer - Dinesh D'Souza and Richard Spencer walk into a sit-down interview on right wing American politics. Jacob Davis deconstructs 'The Death of A Nation' here.
A Brief History of the Director’s Cut - From the Ridley Scott's Director's Cut of 'Blade Runner' to Peter Jackson's 'Lord of the Rings' extended editions and right through to the Snyder Cut of 'Justice League' - the history of the director's cut as presented by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Birds of Prey Riot Grrrls How Cathy Yan’s ‘Birds of Prey’ Reawakens the Ethos of the Riot Grrrl - ‘That girl thinks she’s the Queen of the neighbourhood, I got news for you, she is!’ - How Cathy Yan's 'Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey' embraces the Riot Grrrl ethos in its fresh attempts to validate female anger. Article by Leoni Horton.
10 Best Wrestlers Turned Actors - The best actors who used to be wrestlers, and the best wrestlers who at one time did some acting. List includes Dwayne Johnson, John Cena, Dave Bautista and more. By Joseph Wade.
Leonardo DiCaprio Shutter Island 10 Years of Shutter Island – Flawless Directorial Command and Mental Health Examination - Released 10 years ago (2010), Martin Scorsese's 'Shutter Island' has taken on a life of its own to remain a relevant and enticing masterpiece from one of cinema's greatest. Beth Sawdon explores...
The Streaming Romance: Reception and Perception in Modern Moviestaying - Jacob Davis looks at 5 Netflix rom-coms with noticeable disparities between their critic and audience scores to decipher why those disparities exist and hopefully lend a helping hand on which one/s to watch.
Bong Joon Ho Movies Bong Joon-ho Films Ranked - Bong Joon-ho made history by winning 4 Academy Awards at the 2020 Oscars, but is his Best Picture winner 'Parasite' his best film? Find out in this Director Bong special edition of Ranked.
Why Parasite’s Oscars Dominance Matters - 'Parasite winning, and winning so big, shows that maybe barriers are being broken down'. Jacob Davis on why 'Parasite' winning big at the Oscars 2020 matters.
The Animation Race 2020 - Which films are nominated in the Animated Feature category at the 2020 Oscars and which one is most likely to win? Find out in The Animation Race 2020 by Rebecca Seghini.
The Alternative Oscars – Selecting 2020’s Best Non-Nominees - Who would be nominated in each of the major categories at the 2020 Oscars if the current nominees were ineligible?
Best Picture Nominees 2020 2020 Oscars Best Picture Nominees Ranked - The 9 nominees for the 2020 Oscar for Best Picture ranked from worst to best, by Joseph Wade.
From ‘Foreign Language’ To ‘International Feature’: Why A Change In Name Isn’t Enough - The Oscars have renamed their 'Best Foreign Language Film' category 'Best International Feature Film' in the name of inclusivity - but, as Sophie Butcher discusses, this alone is not enough to improve recognition for world cinema.
If The Oscars Had A “Most Extraordinary Overall Output” Acting Award - Which 5 actors would be deserved to be nominated if The Oscars judged actors on their overall output from the past year?
Frozen 2 Original Song Oscars Could ‘Frozen II’ Win Best Original Song? – Oscars 2020 - "in the final “Into the unknown” in the chorus, [Elsa] goes so far past the safe notes, way into the enchanted forest. Here the chorus acts as a microcosm for the whole narrative." - Sophie Cook on why "Into the Uknown" should win Best Original Song at the 2020 Oscars.
In Defence of The Academy – A Sarcastic Address of the Controversy Surrounding The Oscars - For close to a century, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been a pillar of open-mindedness and has set benchmarks for inclusion. This article celebrates their otherworldly knowledge and passion that totally isn't bought or the source of controversy.
1917 Is Not Nationalistic - Is '1917' inherently nationalistic? The multi-time Oscar nominee and Golden Globes winner has come under fire from certain sections of the press, but Jacob Davis disagrees with the consensus. Full feature/essay here.
‘Joker’ Vs ‘Us’: Their Significance, Similarities – And Why Is One Missing From The Oscar Nominations? - The Oscar nominations for 2020 are out, and Sophie Butcher has a question - why has 'Joker' received so much recognition, and 'Us' none at all, despite their similarities? Click here to read in full.
Ravished by Romance – Before Sunrise’s Antithetical Approach to Love - After a quarter of a century on the big screen, why does Richard Linklater's seminal romantic piece 'Before Sunrise' still resonate with audiences? Joseph Wade explores.
5 Best Movie Character Introductions Pagan Carruthers’ 5 More of the Best Character Introductions in Movie History - 5 (more) of the Best Character Introductions in Movie History as chosen by Pagan Carruthers. Which Saoirse Ronan role/s made the list? Find out here.
Baz Luhrmann Movies Baz Luhrmann’s Iconic Postmodern Trilogy: An Exploration - Baz Luhrmann exercises postmodernism in his work through his instantly recognisable work in adaptation and reimagining, including in his three most iconic pieces, a postmodern trilogy explored by Sophie Cook.
Annice White’s 5 More of the Best Character Introductions in Movie History - With entries from the likes of 'The Dark Knight' and 'The Full Monty', here are Annice White's 5 of the Best Character Introductions in Movie History.
Best Films 2010-2019 100 Greatest Films of the 2010s - The Film Magazine's selections of the 100 Greatest Films of the 2010s, a decade in which some of the most important work the art form has ever seen has been produced.
Best Movies 2019 CInema 10 Best Films 2019: Jason Lithgo - The 10 best films of 2019 according to Jason Lithgo. Could one of the box office's billion-dollar hits break the top 10? Find out here.
Directors of the 2010s 10 Directors with 3 or More Great Films from the 2010s - 10 of the most impressively prolific directors of the 2010s, listed in alphabetical order by Sam Sewell-Peterson. If you watch the work of 10 filmmakers from this past decade, these should be the ones.
Top 10 Films 2019 10 Best Films 2019: Joseph Wade - 2019 has been a year in which some of the most influential auteurs have released films, blockbusters have taken on a new significance and some stagnant genres have been reignited, but what are the 10 best films of 2019? Joseph Wade selects, here.
Best Movies 2019 List 10 Best Films 2019: Jacob Davis - The 10 Best Films of 2019, as selected by The Film Magazine's Jacob Davis based on wide North American release dates.
Superhero Films 2019 Ranked 2019 Superhero Movies Ranked - 2019 has been a bumper year for superhero films with 9 releases from 6 studios, including 4 billion dollar box office hits, but which are the best and worst of the year? Joseph Wade ranks them here.
Kermit Tiny Tim Muppet Christmas Carol Why ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ Has Become Hard To Watch - Why 'The Muppet Christmas Carol' Has Become Hard To Watch in the contemporary landscape of inequality according to Annice White.
Bruce Willis Die Hard I’m a 90s Kid and I Watched Die Hard for the First Time This Year - "Hi, my name is Annice and I've never seen Die Hard." How a 90s kid somehow missed out on seeing John McClane fight Hans Gruber in the questionably Christmas movie 'Die Hard' (1988).
Jeremy Corbyn Boris Johnson Politics 5 Christmas Movies Rewritten According to Brexit and UK Politics - As the UK enters another General Election, Katie Doyle rewrites five Christmas classics of cinema to fit the modern political discourse in this entertaining piece.
Le Mans 66 Racing Movie What ‘Le Mans 66’ Gets Right That Other Motorsport Films Did Not - Does 'Ford v Ferrari' manage to satisfy racing fans as it seems to be pleasing filmgoers? Dan Mason analyses in this special feature.
George Lucas Best Worst Film George Lucas Directed Movies Ranked - George Lucas films ranked - the films directed by 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas ranked from worst to best, including the Star Wars prequels.
Ever7 Hunger Game Film Ranked The Hunger Games Movies Ranked - The Hunger Games movies were a success at both the box office and with critics. But which is the best of the franchise? Sophie Butcher ranks the films that propelled Jennifer Lawrence's rise to stardom...
Every Harry Potter Movie Harry Potter Movies Ranked - Which 'Harry Potter' movie is the best? And which is the worst? Take a read of Beth Sawdon's Harry Potter Movies Ranked to find out.
Audrey Hepburn Best Movies Audrey Hepburn’s 3 Career-Defining Performances - She has gone down in history as one of the most iconic actresses of all time and a timeless fashion icon, but what are Audrey Hepburn's career defining performances?
Best Star Wars Directors Star Wars Movie Directors Ranked - Which of the live-action 'Star Wars' movie directors has had the best career? Find out in our Star Wars Directors Ranked article from Joseph Wade.
Moustachioed movies 10 Magnificent Moustaches at the Movies - In support of Movember, Sam Sewell-Peterson has counted down 10 of the most magnificent moustaches in cinema history.
Scariest Horror Movie Objects Possessed By My Possessions: The Scariest Cursed Objects In Horror - Separating the wheat from the chaff so you don’t have to. From 'Drag Me To Hell' to Annabelle in 'The Conjuring', we find the scariest cursed objects in horror films.
Hitchock on set of Marnie Shot For Shot: Safe-Theft Scene in Hitchcock’s ‘Marnie’ (1964) - Over half a century later, Hitchcock's movies still have us on the edge of our seats. But why? Kieran Judge breaks down how he masterfully manipulates his audience in a shot-by-shot analysis of a scene from 'Marnie' (1964).
Sweeney Todd Movie Songs Every ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ Song Ranked - Every song from Tim Burton's 'Sweeney Todd' (2007) starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter ranked from worst to best by Sophie Grant.
Becca Seghini Character Intros Featured Image Rebecca Seghini’s 5 More of the Best Character introductions In Movie History - Rebecca Seghini chooses 5 (more) of the Best Character Introductions in Movie History in the latest entry to our writing team's "Best Character Intros" series. In this piece... three non-human characters and a fashion icon.
The Jedi and The Force Analyzing ‘Star Wars’ Lore: The Jedi - The history, development and contradictions in Jedi lore in the 'Star Wars' franchise. Article by Jacob Davis.
A24 Horror Influence A24 Horror: Success, Religion and Difference in Modern American Cinema - How A24 have managed to tap into the zeitgeist with recent releases 'The Witch' and 'Hereditary' to offer horrors that do more than make you jump out of your skin. Article by Beth Sawdon.
Top 10 Zombie Movies - We all love a good Zombie story, but which are the best ones ever put to the big screen? Beth Sawdon has curated our list of Top 10 Zombie Movies, here.
Bad Halloween Horror Movies List Your Holiday Guide to Bad Halloween Movies - 12 terrible horror movies to avoid this Halloween, unless you're a masochist who enjoys the painfully cheesy, inept and unoriginal. List by Jacob Davis.
Katie Doyle Best Character Intros 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.
Jokers Ranked Batman Movies 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 2019 Analysis 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 Elm Street Movies 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.
Best Horror Films 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.
Best Movie Character Introductions 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.
Star Wars Lore 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.
Danny Boyle Best Movies Danny Boyle Films Ranked - Celebrating 25 years as a director in 2019, Danny Boyle has made movie classics and film award winners. Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, Yesterday and more, ranked.
Best Character Introductions Featured Image 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.
Darth Vader Hallway Scene Analysis 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'.
Wizard of Oz 1939 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.
Stand Your Ground Movie 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.
Star Wars Movies 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...
Best and Worst Tim Burton Films 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'.
Best Movie Character Introductions 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.
UK Box Office Results 2019 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 - "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.
Jake Gyllenhaal Spider-Man 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 movies of Happy Science, a New Age religious movement, Ranked (from worst to best) in terms of their entertainment value, by Jacob Davis.
EDITH is problematic in 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 Beth Sawdon Movie 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).
Tarantino Basterds Analysis It Just Might be His Masterpiece: Revisiting Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Ten Years Later - Will Quentin Tarantino ever top 'Pulp Fiction'? Maybe he already has. Samuel Sybert breaks down the artistry behind the iconic director's 'Inglourious Basterds'.
Lauren Oppelt Interview “I’m A Weirdo Builder” – Costume Designer Lauren Oppelt In Conversation - Lauren Oppelt, a costume designer who recently worked on 'Greener Grass' (2019) from Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, has been interviewed by Jacob Davis.
Top 10 Cannes 2019 10 Most Exciting Movies Coming Out of Cannes 2019 - The 10 movies coming out of Cannes 2019 that you should look out for in cinemas in the coming year.
Hobbit Lord of the Rings Ranked The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Movies Ranked - Each of Peter Jackson's 6 J.R.R. Tolkien adaptations, from both the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' movie trilogies, ranked from worst to best by Esther Doyle.
4 of the Most Depressing Disney Movie Moments - Steamboat your willies and bibbity bobbity brace yourselves, as The Film Magazine counts down the most depressing Disney movie moments.
Profound Star Wars Moments 5 Most Profound Scenes in Star Wars (1977) - 5 profound moments from 'Star Wars' (1977) that helped to evolve George Lucas' sci-fi epic into one of the biggest franchises of all time.
Laika Films Ranked Image Laika Animated Movies Ranked - Laika have been producing unique and interesting visions through animation for over 10 years. Sam Sewell-Peterson ranks each of their 5 releases, from 'Coraline' to 'Missing Link', from worst to best.
A Textual Analysis of ‘John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ - An analysis of the use of colour and the narrative progression on offer in 'John Wick Chapter 3 - Parabellum' by Jacob Davis.
Clownado Trailer Review Clownado (2019) Trailer Review - Nope, not a tornado... a CLOWNADO. Jacob Davis reviews the trailer for 2019 horror b-movie 'Clownado', starring a tornado of clowns.
10 Best Nicolas Cage Moments Top 10 Times Nicolas Cage Went Full Cage - A performer so unique he's had much of his work become famous memes, Nicolas Cage has gone "full cage" so many times. Here are the top 10 (as presented by Craig Sheldon).
So Long Captain Steve Rogers A Tip of the Cap: Saying “So Long” to Steve - Jacob Davis says "so long" to Captain America Steve Rogers in a spoiler-filled piece on the famed hero's on-screen journey.
Top 10 Contemporary Rom-Com Ensembles - Which rom-coms can boast the best ensemble casts in contemporary cinema? Take a look back in time and through many an era for these, the Top 10 Contemporary Rom-Com Ensembles.
Tom Hiddleston Loki Character Loki: The Development of One of Marvel’s Greatest Villains - He became one of the most iconic superhero villains of all time. In this feature, Francesca Militello charts Loki's development from prince to villain to brother between 'Thor' and 'Infinity War'.
What’s The Deal With ‘New Mutants’? - A trailer for the X-Men spin-off 'New Mutants' debuted in late 2017, so where is it? Jacob Davis takes a look at a film long-gestating under the Fox banner ahead of Disney's purchase of the company in 2019.
Fantastic Four Origin Analysis Fourigin: A Series of Fantastic Flops - The rights to the Fantastic Four have reverted to Marvel, but what are the lessons they can learn from the other three attempted franchise starters? Jacob Davis takes a look at the "series of fantastic flops" here.
Best Brie Larson Movies Top 10 Brie Larson Performances - Beth Sawdon takes a look at the filmography of Brie Larson and her journey to becoming the most famous female in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
MCU Ideas After 2019 MCU: 10 Ideas for the Next 10 Years - We're entering a phase of uncertainty with the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Endgame and the launch of Disney Plus. Jacob Davis presents his 10 ideas for the next 10 years at Marvel Studios.
Becket A Man for All Seasons Religious Movies Katie Doyle’s ‘Movies I Had a Religious/Spiritual Experience With’ Part 4: Becket/A Man For All Seasons - In Part 4 of her series 'Movies I Had a Religious/Spiritual Experience With', Katie Doyle uncovers what it means to be an English Catholic through 'Becket' (1964) and 'A Man for All Seasons' (1966).
Laika LLC Animation Films Laika Animation: Meditations on Alienation and Death… for Kids! - Laika, the stop-motion animation house behind 'Kubo and the Two Strings' and 'Missing Link', have been tackling soft subjects in child friendly ways for a decade. Sam Sewell-Peterson takes a look at how they made death and alienation not only digestible but also relatable.
A Clockwork Orange Retrospective A Clockwork Orange In Retrospect – Its Themes, Its Reception and Kubrick’s Directorial Masterclass - 'A Clockwork Orange', the controversial 1971 release from directorial master Stanley Kubrick, has been analysed by Lucas Hill-Paul regarding its themes, reception and delivery in this exclusive retrospective.
10 Best Video Game Movies Top 10 Video Game Movie Adaptations - The history of video-game-to-movie adaptations has been far from kind to us, but Craig Sheldon has done his best to compile a list of the 10 best thus far.
Ellen Ripley Aliens Feminism From Final Girls to Kickass Women – What Modern Female Protagonists Have in Common with Ellen Ripley - "Ellen Ripley stands as one of the first pages torn out of a sexist and archaic rulebook." From Final Girls to Kickass Women - What Modern Female Protagonists Have in Common with Ellen Ripley.
Black Comedy in Film The Fine Art of Black Comedy or Why It’s OK to Laugh When We Shouldn’t - Using three examples by filmmakers from three different continents, Sam Sewell-Peterson analyses the cathartic nature of Black Comedy in this special feature.
Angelina Jolie Alicia Vikander Lara Croft The Legacy of ‘Tomb Raider’ and Its Impact On Video Game Cinema - 21st century Hollywood's biggest attempt at a video-game-to-movie franchise, Tomb Raider, has left an enduring legacy. Craig Sheldon explores in this special feature.
Muppet Movies Best to Worst The Muppets Movies Ranked - All 8 'The Muppets' movies released theatrically have been ranked from worst to best by our Muppets aficionado Katie Doyle.
Temples in Alien and Dune Designing Nightmares: H.R. Giger and ‘Alien’ - When you think of 'Alien', you think of Ridley Scott and the Xenomorph, but the man behind the disturbing visuals is H.R. Giger, the artist profiled by Kieran Judge in this article.
Wandering Earth Significance China The Success and Significance of The Wandering Earth - 'The Wandering Earth' has broken all sorts of records in China and at the worldwide box office. Joseph Wade tackles the significance of this success and why it is successful in this special feature.
LeBron James Space Jam 10 Potential Space Jam 2 Co-Stars for LeBron James - Who could star opposite LeBron James in 'Space Jam 2'? Jacob Davis picks 10 potentially perfect choices from the NBA and NCAA in this top 10 list.
Brie Larson Captain Marvel From Captive Maiden to Captain Marvel – The Rise of the Female Action Hero - Captain Marvel is Marvel Studios' first female superhero movie lead, but it has been a long time coming. Craig Sheldon chronicles the development of female action heroes in Hollywood film.
Green Book Best Picture Green Book’s Win Says More About the Academy Than Society - "A Green Book Oscars win is the cinematic equivalent of burying one’s head in the sand" writes Jacob Davis of its Oscars 2019 Best Picture win in this special opinion piece.
2019 Oscars Best Picture 2019 Oscars Best Picture Nominees Ranked - All 8 of the 2019 Oscars Best Picture nominees, from A Star Is Born to Vice, BlackKklansman to Black Panther, RANKED (from worst to best) by Joseph Wade.
The Animation Race 2019 - The five nominees for the 2019 Oscar for Animated Feature are summarised and analysed by Rebecca Seghini in this, the Animation Race 2019.
2019 Oscar Snubs The Five Most Idiotic Oscar Snubs 2019 - The Oscars seem to have got a lot wrong in 2019, from hosts to broadcasting. In this list, we celebrate 5 of their most overlooked in this: the 5 most idiotic Oscar snubs 2019.
Green Book’s Verdant Views on Race Allow Inherent Contradiction - Jacob Davis goes to task on one of this Oscars season's most divisive and controversial films, questioning the morals and ethics of Peter Farrelly's 'Green Book'.
Oscars 2019 For Your Consideration Oscars 2019: What Should Have Been Nominated? - In this special series, The Film Magazine editor Joseph Wade offers his suggestions for what should have been nominated in the 2019 Oscars biggest categories.
TFM Loves Cinema I Love You, Cinema – The Film Magazine Team Write Love Letters to the Movies - Members of the TFM team curated love letters to cinema in celebration of St. Valentine's Day. Read about why Elizabeth, Craig, Beth, Annice and Joseph love film in this special collection of love letters.
Neve Campbell in Scream “Where My Love of Cinema Began” – ‘Scream’ and the Awakening of Kieran Judge as Film Aficionado - How Wes Craven's 'Scream' awoke the film aficionado in staff writer Kieran Judge. Read his Valentine's Day inspired special journey through his love for cinema, here.
Jacob vs. Jacob: Does Black Panther Deserve a Best Picture Nomination? - In his latest feature, Jacob Davis struggles with the inner conflict of whether Black Panther is deserving of a Best Picture nomination.
Cinema’s Biggest F**kbois - So you thought men in the movies were something to dream of? Think again! Annice White has outlined what to look out for when trying to spot a cinema f**kboi.
How Bad Is The Happytime Murders? - On the back of the announcement of this years Razzie Nominations, Jacob Davis takes a look at just how bad is The Happytime Murders?
AMC, What Happened to the Guy Throwing His Popcorn? - In his letter to AMC theatres, Jacob Davis questions what happened to the guy who throws his popcorn over himself?
Best American Football Movies 5 American Football Films To Get You In the Mood for Super Bowl LIII - With the world ready for this year's Superbowl, Craig Sheldon counts down the top 5 Football (American Football) movies of all time.
The Trump Prophecy Movie The Trump Prophecy: A Bigly Boorish Bore - A movie about a regular man turned prophet of God, 'The Trump Prophecy' has been broken down by Jacob Davis through an in-depth analysis of its shortcomings in this enlightening piece.
Adam McKay Vice Movie A Millennial’s Take on Vice - Approaching Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic 'Vice' from the perspective of someone too young to remember Cheney properly is Jacob Davis.
Aquaman DCEU Rescue Why Aquaman Can Save the Drowning DCEU - How 'Aquaman' (2018) set the stage for a new era in the DCEU and provided fans with lots of reasons to be positive according to Jacob Davis.
The 100 Film Challenge - Make 2019 your year of cinematic enlightenment with The Film Magazine's 100 Film Challenge 2019.
Jason Lithgo’s 10 Best Films 2018 - The 10 best films of 2018 according to The Film Magazine author Jason Lithgo.
10 Best Films 2018 – The Editor’s Selections - The best films released in the year 2018 according to The Film Magazine editor Joseph Wade.
Worst Film of 2018 Slender Man is the Worst Film of 2018 - Jacob Davis outlines how 'Slender Man' went beyond being in poor taste to actually be an almost indecipherable mess of a film and the worst of 2018.
20 The Film Magazine Articles to Read from 2018 - 20 of the absolute best The Film Magazine articles released in 2018 from our selection of 20 writers.
Most Popular Articles 10 Most Popular The Film Magazine Articles 2018 - Take a look at our 10 most popular film articles of 2018 in this special top 10 list.
Best Superhero Film 2018 2018 Superhero Movies Ranked - From Aquaman to Spider-Man, Black Panther to Infinity War, 2018 has been quite the year for superhero movies. Joseph Wade ranks each of them here.
Why The Princess Switch Is the Perfect Christmas Movie - 'The Princess Switch' starring Vanessa Hudgens and available on Netflix is "every movie you have ever loved, all rolled into one"; "the perfect Christmas movie" according to Annice White.
Bad Christmas Movies Your Holiday Guide to Bad Christmas Movies - 10 films straight out of the would-be bargain bin and available to stream this Christmas, as presented by Jacob Davis. "So bad it's good" doesn't quite cover it.
Hong-Jin Na Director Director Spotlight: Na Hong-Jin - South Korean director Na Hong-Jin has developed a recognisable style throughout his three releases to date, something Kieran Judge dissects and celebrates in this Director Spotlight.
Greatest Showman Darcy Rae The Worst Show – A Historian’s Account of The Greatest Showman’s Problematic Retelling of History - "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).
Far from Typical Love “Shut Up and Deal” – How ‘The Apartment’ is Far From a Typical Christmas Love Story - With "sex, adultery and even suicide", Billy Wilder's 1960 comedy/drama 'The Apartment' is far from your typical Christmas love story. Craig Sheldon explores in this retrospective look at the all time classic.
Millennial Home Alone Commentary I’m a 90s Kid and I Watched Home Alone for the First Time This Year - 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.
Elizabeth Howlett Christmas What Happens When You Spend A Week Watching Christmas 24? - 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?
20 Best Winter Movies 20 Vintage Movies to Warm Your Heart in the Winter Months - Grab yourself a hot chocolate, lean back into your most comfortable chair, put your feet up and indulge in these 20 vintage movie to warm you up this winter. As presented by Beth Sawdon.
Abel Gance's Napoleon An Introduction to the Cinematography in Abel Gance’s ‘Napoleon’ (1927) - An introduction to the cinematography of the hugely influential French filmmaker Abel Gance via his epic genre classic 'Napoleon' (1927), by Francesca Militello.
Objectivism Movie Essay The Man of Rearden Steel: Objectivism in Contemporary Cinema - Ayn Rand's Objectivism isn't only potent in 'Batman v Superman' but an unfortunate philosophy of film in general, according to Jacob Davis.
Hymn of Hate Matt Kennard “Evil Isn’t Always in the Opposing Uniform” – Filmmaker Matt Kennard on His WWI Centenary Short Film ‘Hymn of Hate’ and Its Contemporary Relevance - We interviewed filmmaker Matt Kennard to discuss what inspired his WWI centenary short film 'Hymn of Hate', the filmmaking process and the film's relevance to contemporary politics.
Top 10 90s Horrors 10 Best Horror Movies of the 90s - The best and scariest horror movies of the 90s have been ranked and ordered by Elizabeth Howlett in this special top 10 list to satisfy any horror fan all year round, but especially at Halloween.
New French Extreme Cinema The Best Films of the New French Extreme - 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.
10 Scariest Harry Potter Movie Moments - The 10 scariest moments from the Harry Potter movies counted down by Sophie Grant.
Paranormal Activity Couple Pic Who’d Have Thought That ‘Paranormal Activity’ Would Be Actually Terrifying? - Could it be possible that the original 'Paranormal Activity' (2007) was actually a feminist movie ahead of its time? And was it actually scarier than we remember? Katie Doyle guides us through it, here.
Zombies in Cinema The History of Zombies in Cinema - Drawing from John Landis' "Monsters in the Movies", Rhian Gillah explores the development of zombies throughout cinematic history.
Jacob's Ladder Film Essay Jacob’s Ladder: A Masterpiece Often Forgotten - Why more people should remember 'Jacob's Ladder', a film that "takes the themes and iconography of horror and moves into something deeper and more meaningful" according to Kieran Judge.
10 Best Family Halloween Movies Top 10 Family Halloween Movies - Halloween is a time for everyone, not just the gore-loving horror enthusiasts of adulthood. That's why Joseph Wade has compiled a list of the Top 10 Family Halloween Movies.
Best Horror Films This Century 20 Greatest 21st Century Horror Movies - Stuck for what to watch over the Halloween period? Find inspiration from Holly Bowler's list of the 20 Greatest 21st Century Horror Movies (likely to be found on a streaming service), here.
Horror Movie Score Composers Instruments of Terror: The Music In Horror Films - "music was the hot new thing in town and no other genre would benefit more than Hollywood’s angsty teenage brother, the horror film." Craig Sheldon's exploration of music in horror films, here.
Best Autumn Movies Ever 20 Best Movies To Watch In Autumn - Dig out that old jumper, dust off your biggest coffee cup and make your way through this list of Autumnal cinematic gems, as presented by Beth Sawdon.
A Star Is Born 2018 A Look Inward: Introspection in A Star Is Born - "Seeing someone’s true self is important in 'A Star Is Born', but being able to look at one's self is even more important." Introspection in 'A Star Is Born', by Jacob Davis.
Fabric in Gay Cinema Fabric Love: Costume in Gay Cinema - The role of clothing in male-male romances is very distinct. Annice White takes you through the how and why with comparisons between 'Call Me By Your Name', 'God's Own Country' and 'Brokeback Mountain'.
BR2049 Cyberpunk essay More Human Than Human: An Introduction to Cyberpunk - Where did cyberpunk originate and what makes it such an influential sci-fi sub-genre in cinema? Kieran Judge walks you through.
Snyder Cut Part 2 Batman v Superman Why I Refuse to Watch the Snyder Cut: Part Two – Batmeh v Supermeh - In part 2 of his series on Zack Snyder's 'Batman v Superman', Jacob Davis explores the characterisations of Batman and Superman in a piece titled "Batmeh v Supermeh".
Adam Sandler Movies Why You Should Reconsider Adam Sandler - Why it's time to reconsider Adam Sandler as an actor according to Joseph Wade.
The Nun: The Prequel We Didn’t Need - With a story that lacked narrative and jump scares that avoided originality, should 'The Nun' be the end for the 'Conjuring' universe?
Who Is Jareth In Labyrinth (1986) and Why Has He Got a Bulging Penis? - Jareth's penis bulge has finally been explained. Why is Bowie trying to chat up a child, and why did Jim Henson create a sexually charged labyrinth?
Why I Refuse to Watch the Snyder Cut: Part One – Dawn of Dumbness - Jacob Davis unwraps the problematic Zack Snyder Warner Bros release 'Batman v Superman' in "Why I Refuse to Watch the Snyder Cut: Part One - Dawn of Dumbness".
Best 80s Movies The 8 Most 80s Movies of the 1980s - The Film Magazine runs down the 8 films that truly embody 1980s cinema, and which characteristics make them so unapologetically 80's.
Hammer Logo Holy Water and Unholy Ghosts – The Resurrection of Hammer - Hammer, perhaps the most iconic horror movie company in the world, mirrored some of its classic films to come back from the dead. But what happened next? Kieran Judge examines...
Best Adam McKay Movie Adam McKay Directed Movies Ranked - From modern comedy classics like 'Anchorman' to Oscar-winning dramas like 'The Big Short', here are all 6 of Adam McKay's movies ranked (from worst to best).
Best Worst Marvel Movies MCU Movies – The First 10 Years Ranked - Every movie from the first 10 years of the MCU (2008-2018) RANKED worst to best. 20 movies overall (including Infinity War).
Why Are We Still Scared of Horror Movies? - How have horror movies changed to keep us squirming in our seats and seeking the thrill time and time again? Beth Sawdon investigates in this special feature.
Nostalgia image The Era of Nostalgia in Cinema – Why Are We Watching So Many Remakes? - Beth Sawdon explores the sociological, financial and creative reasons behind Hollywood's current leanings towards sequels, prequels, remakes and reboots in this special feature.
Best Joel Schumacher Movies Top 10 Joel Schumacher Movies - The top 10 Joel Schumacher movies, Bat-nipples not included.
Book to Film Adaptations How To Make A Good Book-to-Movie Adaptation - Beth Sawdon offers advice on how to make a good book-to-film adaptation, taking lessons from the good and often downright ugly adaptations of the past in this special feature.
10 Best Football Movies 10 Must-See Football Movies - There have been some classic football movies released over the years, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup got us thinking, so we had Joseph Wade list the top 10 football films of all time.
Brad Bird The Incredibles The Exceptionals: The Philosophies of The Incredibles - In this special feature, Luke Whitticase explores the philosophies of 'The Incredibles' and its director Brad Bird, drawing particular parallels with exceptionalism and Randian Objectivism.
Sci Fi Technology in real life How Science Fiction Movies Have Influenced Technology - "what is science fiction really? By definition, it's science that isn't real. Or is it?" Craig Sheldon takes you through the real-life impact sci-fi movie gadgets and gizmos have had in this special feature.
Exploring the Great Empathy Machine Blog Exploring the Great Empathy Machine – Cinema’s Most Romantic Moments Part 1 - In his third blog on The Great Empathy Machine we know as cinema, Joseph Wade presents part 1 of a miniseries of posts regarding Cinema's Most Romantic Moments. He begins with 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' and the line "what if you stayed this time?"
Exploring the Great Empathy Machine Part 2 Exploring the Great Empathy Machine: Blog 2 – Subjectivity in Criticism - In Exploring the Great Empathy Machine blog 2, Joseph Wade explores subjectivity in film criticism, analysis and fandom. Check out his thoughts and theories and let him know your "guilty pleasures" here.
DW Griffith Artist's Contributions An Artist’s Contributions: David Wark Griffith - Highly influential 'Broken Blossoms' and 'The Birth of a Nation' director David Wark Griffith is the topic of Francesca Militello's latest piece in her "An Artist's Contributions" series. Just how did Griffith influence modern cinema? Find out here.
Joseph Wade movies Exploring the Great Empathy Machine: Joseph Wade Blog 1 – An Introduction - In the first of a new blog series, our editor Joseph Wade discusses the impact of 'Interstellar' on his life and how YouTube channel Like Stories of Old helped him to understand how so many of his favourite films are linked.
Netflix versus Cannes All You Need to Know Netflix versus Cannes: All You Need to Know - Netflix and Cannes Film Festival have been embroiled in a bitter debate regarding cinema. Here's all you need to know about the Netflix versus Cannes debate.
Jim Caviezel Passion of the Christ A Retrospective Look at The Passion of the Christ and Its Artistic/Cultural Merits - In this eye-opening piece of analysis, Katie Doyle takes an in-depth look at 'The Passion of the Christ' as a piece of art and a cultural phenomenon, flagging issues regarding discrimination and the movie's post-9/11 politics.
Cmaeron Crowe Movies Cameron Crowe Movies Ranked - All 10 of quirky, effervescent director Cameron Crowe's feature-length films, including the likes of 'Say Anything', 'Jerry Maguire' and 'Elizabethtown' have been ranked from worst to best by Joseph Wade, here.
In Bruges Brazil Religious Films Katie Doyle’s ‘Movies I Had A Religious/Spiritual Experience With’ Part 3 - Terry Gilliam's 'Brazil' and Martin McDonagh's 'In Bruges' are the subject of Katie Doyle's 3rd piece in her "Movies I Had A Religious/Spiritual Experience With" series, in which she dissects the morality of each film and their profound effects on her.
2018 Oscars Best Picture Nominees Ranked - All 9 of the 2018 Oscars Best Picture nominees have been ranked from worst to best by Joseph Wade in this special 90th Annual Oscars edition of Ranked.
Movie Mothers and Daughters 4 Unconventional Mother-Daughter Movie Relationships - Elizabeth Howlett runs down her top 4 list of movies featuring unconventional mother-daughter relationships, similar to Greta Gerwig's 'Ladybird'. Disclaimer: list does not include 'Mermaids' (1990).
Black Panther Movie 10 ‘Black Panther’ Facts You Probably Don’t Know - The biggest 'Black Panther' movie facts you probably don't know...
Top 5 sexiest movies Top 5 Sexiest Movies of All Time - Which films are the sexiest of all time? We've deliberated long and hard to celebrate just five in this list: The Top 5 Sexiest Movies of All Time.
Best Ron Howard Movies Ever Top 10 Ron Howard Movies - Director, producer, actor, screenwriter Ron Howard has had quite the career, directing 25 films across 5 decades ahead of directing 'Solo: A Star Wars' story. We've listed the top 10 Ron Howard movies here.
The meaning of the crystal in Mother uncovered What Does the Crystal Mean in Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Mother!’? - What does the crystal represent in 'Mother!' (2017)? Elizabeth Howlett takes you through her theory about this vital aspect of the controversial Darren Aronofsky film starring Jennifer Lawrence, here.
Sergei Eisenstein Film Theory An Artist’s Contributions: Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein - Sergei Eisenstein, the father of many modern theories on cinema, is the latest filmmaker to be included in Francesca Militello's An Artist's Contributions series. Take a look at what made him so influential, here.
UK Box Office Report January 26th 2018 ‘Early Man’ and ‘Maze Runner’ Debut Strongly: UK Box Office Report Jan 26-28th 2018 - All of the top films at the UK box office for the weekend of January 26th to 28th 2018 have been analysed, including new releases 'Early Man' and 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure', in this week's UK Box Office Report.
A Wrinkle in Time 2018 Movie Female Directed Films in 2018: January – March - Filminine's Vicky Wheeler breaks down the top female-directed films that you should see in January, February and March 2018, including 'A Wrinkle in Time' and 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post', here.
UK Box Office Report January 2018 A New Number 1: UK Box Office Report Jan 19th-21st 2018 - News on 'The Last Jedi' becoming the 5th highest grossing UK box office release of all time, 'Jumanji' becoming the 5th highest grossing Sony movie ever, 'The Greatest Showman' setting records and more.
Every Bourne Movie Ranked TFM The Bourne Collection Ranked - All five movies from the 'Bourne' movie franchise, from 'The Bourne Identity' in 2002 to 'Jason Bourne' in 2016, have been ranked from worst to best here at The Film Magazine.
UK Box Office Results January 2018 All Change: UK Box Office Report Jan 12-14th 2018 - The UK greeted awards season this week by welcoming 'Darkest Hour' to the top of the box office chart. Check out analysis of the top films, as well as updates on 'The Last Jedi', 'Jumanji' and 'Ferdinand'.
Jumanji UK Box Office Performance A New Chart Topper: UK Box Office Report Jan 5-7th 2018 - 'Jumanji' hits number 1 in the chart, 'Paddington 2' surpasses the £40million mark to become the 5th highest grossing 2017 release and we have information on the debuts of 'Molly's Game' and 'All the Money in the World' in our weekly box office report.
The Greatest Showman UK Box Office Results UK Box Office Dec 29th 2017 – Jan 1st 2017 - 'The Last Jedi' enters 2018 atop of the UK box office, surpassing 'Beauty and the Beast' to become the no.1 film released in 2017.
10 Best Films 2017 The Editor’s Selections: Top 10 Films of 2017 - The top 10 films of 2017 according to The Film Magazine editor Joseph Wade.
Worst Films of 2017 10 of the Worst: Films of 2017 - Our picks for the top 10 worst films of the year includes two entries for Michael Fassbender, two sequels and a host of high profile filmmakers. Check out what made the list here.
The Film Magazine Best Articles 11 The Film Magazine Articles to Read from 2017 - 11 of our favourite articles from the 2017 calendar year including interviews with filmmakers, a feminist critique of a beloved 2017 sci-fi, a film essay and more. Celebrate our very best, here.
Every 2017 Superhero Movie Every 2017 Comic Book Movie Ranked - Every comic book superhero movie of 2017, including 'The Lego Batman Movie', 'Logan', 'Thor: Ragnarok' and 'Justice League', has been ranked from worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
Classic Christmas Movies 2017 Three Heart-Warming Christmas Classics to Re-Watch This Christmas - Francesca Militello presents three Christmas classics that you should watch to get yourself in the festive mood this holiday.
The Last Jedi UK Box Office UK Box Office Report Dec 15-17th 2017 - 'Star Wars; The Last Jedi' hit a landmark total in its opening weekend at the UK box office. Find out why its £28million total was so remarkable as we look at this week's chart and begin to predict the annual top 5 in this week's box office report.
Disney Fox Merger Image The Disney/Fox Merger: All You Need to Know - All you need to know about Disney's $52.4billion purchase of 21st Century Fox, including how it benefits the Murdochs and how it effects you.
Box Office Report Paddington 2 Murder on the Orient Express UK Box Office Report Dec 8-10th 2017 - 'The Disaster Artist' fails to break the top 5 as the UK Box Office prepares for 'The Last Jedi', with news on 'Justice League' financials, the possibility of a 'Daddy's Home 3' & the entire top 15 chart, here.
Box Office Chart Top 5 UK Box Office Report December 1st-3rd 2017 - 'Thor: Ragnarok' officially becomes the 5th top grossing film of the year in the UK while 'Paddington 2' continues its success story and 'The Disaster Artist' performs well in limited release previews, in our Box Office Report.
Daddy's Home 2 Box Office Results UK UK Box Office Report November 24-26 2017 - This week in the UK Box Office Report: the reason for the surprise return of Disney favourite 'Frozen' to the chart, more on Polish cinema becoming more powerful & 'Daddy's Home 2' topping the chart.
Justice League UK Box Office Debut UK Box Office Report November 17-19th 2017 - Did you know that 'Justice League' may have debuted at number 1 in the UK box office chart this week, but that it's only the 6th biggest superhero film of 2017? Information on this and more damming statistics in Joseph Wade's box office report.
Italian Neorealism Essay Francesca Militello An Introduction to Italian Neorealism – Essay - Francesca Militello outlines the famous film movement of Italian Neorealism in this introductory essay complete with suggestions on what to watch and why.
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Best films from Aesthetica Short Film Festival 10 Picks from ASFF 2017 - The Film Magazine selects 10 short films from the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017 that you must see, from 'NEON' to 'Squirrel Island' and beyond.
UK Box Office Chart November 10-12 2017 UK Box Office Report November 10-12th 2017 - 'Paddington 2' shot to the top of a competitive UK Box Office Chart this week. Joseph Wade outlines its impact and the less than impressive performances of a few films elsewhere in this week's Box Office Report.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017 Experience Experiencing Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017 - York's Aesthetica Short Film Festival is "one of the friendliest and most respectable festivals on the circuit", writes Joseph Wade of his experience.
UK Box Office Results October 2017 UK Box Office Report October 27-29th 2017 - This week's Box Office Report features an analysis of the success being had by 'Thor: Ragnarok' in comparison to other superhero films as well as notes on the success of 'The Death of Stalin'.
Classic Horror Films for Halloween 5 Classic Horror Films to See This Halloween - Struggling for a choice of horror film to watch this Halloween? These 5 classic horror films from 1960 and earlier may be of some interest...
Halloween II Image Why ‘Halloween III: Season of the Witch’ Didn’t Feature Michael Myers and Why We Should Give It Another Chance - Why was 'Halloween III: Season of the Witch' absent of its franchise villain Michael Myers? James Cullen explains, and creates a case for reconsidering III's quality, in this special feature.
Best Halloween Films for Non-Horror Fans List The 7 Best Halloween Films For People Who Don’t Like Horror Movies - Sometimes Halloween is better without jump scares and murderous dolls, so James Cullen has presented a week's worth of festive gems for those who are looking to avoid the horror genre.
Halloween Costume Ideas 2017 Films 10 Great Alternative Film Costumes to Inspire You This Halloween - 10 alternative film-inspired costume ideas to use this Halloween, as presented by Sophie Grant.
Wachowski Movies Ranked - All 7 movies co-directed by the Wachowskis ranked from worst to best, from their co-debut 'Bound' (1996) to their divisive 'Jupiter Ascending' (2016). List by Joseph Wade.
UK Box Office October 2017 UK Box Office Report October 13-15th 2017 - 'Botoks' surprises everyone by landing a top 5 spot in the UK Box Office chart this week. Joseph Wade focuses his analysis on its success and makes comparisons between 'LEGO Ninjago' and older Lego movies.
Star Trek Movies Ranked - All 13 'Star Trek' feature-length cinematic releases have been ranked from worst to best by Katie Doyle, here.
Mini Productions April Kelley Sara Huxley interview Mini Productions’ April Kelley and Sara Huxley Discuss Industry Sexism, Getting an Indie Made and Acting On A Dream – Interview - April Kelley and Sara Huxley of Mini Productions discuss gender inequality, being British filmmakers, the success of short films 'Annie Waits' and 'Edith', and their new project Acting on a Dream in this exclusive interview.
Joi from Blade Runner 2049 Blade Runner 2049: Why is the Female Body the Future’s Prop? - Why is the female body the future's prop in 'Blade Runner 2049'? Alex Morden Osborne offers her critique of the Denis Villeneuve sci-fi movie here.
Box Office Results UK Blade Runner 2049 UK Box Office Report October 6-8th 2017 - Full UK Box Office Report - 'Blade Runner 2049' fails to outshine its 2016 counterpart as 'Dunkirk' finally bows out of the top 15 and 'IT' sets a landmark for the year.
Kingsman the Golden Circle and IT Movie Box Office UK UK Box Office Report September 29th-October 1st 2017 - 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' and 'Victoria & Abdul' are flying the flag for British independent film, it seems 'Mother!' won't be a financial failure after all, and 'IT' is about to overtake a Marvel juggernaut, in this week's box office report.
IT 2017 Kingsman The Golden Circle UK Box Office UK Box Office Report September 22nd-24th 2017 - A special look at the impact of 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' and 'IT' at the September box office, as well as more on the continued success of 'Dunkirk' in this week's box office report.
UK Box Office Results September 15-17 2017 UK Box Office Report September 15th-17th 2017 - Analysis on the how's, why's and what's of this past weekend's UK box office top 15, as provided by Joseph Wade.
chris pratt film actors on tv How the TV Renaissance Has Helped Film Actors - What was once a death nail to any film actor's career now seems like a more enticing proposition as film actors embrace tv, giving the small screen a bigger draw and changing the industry.
'It' UK Box Office Report UK Box Office Report September 8th-10th 2017 - This week's UK Box Office report, featuring news on a British independent film being doomed to fail financially and a revival of box office fortunes courtesy of 'IT' making its debut.
Signs Alternative Theory Featured Image You’ve Been Watching ‘Signs’ Wrong - A 'Signs' alternative theory. Could the aliens in 'Signs' really be angels or demons? Joseph Wade takes you through the facts...
US Cinema Attendance Lowest Since WWII This Weekend - The North American box office fell to its lowest attendance figure since World War II this past weekend, a certified disaster for the film industry.
Best Movies 2007 No Country for Old Men There Will Be Blood Top 10 Movies of 2007 - With the likes of Paul Thomas Anderson, the Coen brothers and David Fincher at work, 2007 was a stellar year for film. Here are the top 10 movies from 2007.
the dark crystal 1982 Top 5 Moments from ‘The Dark Crystal’ (1982) - Katie Doyle counts down the Top 5 moments from the Jim Henson and Frank Oz cult classic 'The Dark Crystal' (1982).
zhang lang surprise box office hit 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 Reasons Why I Love The Grand Budapest Hotel - 5 reasons Lee Royle loves Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and believes that you should love the movie too.
Best Ridley Scott Films Top 10 Ridley Scott Movies - From 'Alien' to 'Gladiator', 'Blade Runner' to 'Thelma and Louise', here are the 10 best films directed by iconic British filmmaker Ridley Scott. List by Joseph Wade.
The 6 Billion Dollar Threat to Hollywood - The advances of Video on Demand service Netflix into the realms of original programming and film distribution offers a very real threat to Hollywood. Lee Royle explores.
Dark Crystal Movie The Dark Crystal and Why 80s Nostalgia Can Be Good - Katie Doyle presents why she feels the reemergence of 'The Dark Crystal' via Netflix signifies the positive side of this decade's 80s nostalgia trip.
Katie Doyle’s ‘Movies I Had A Religious/Spiritual Experience With’ 2.5 – The Miracle Maker - Katie Doyle has revisited her 'Movies I Had A Religious/Spiritual Experience With' series to bring a small Easter-themed update, with 'The Miracle Maker' the case study.
How Robin Williams Affected Millennials - Robin Williams was a legend, but to millennials he was something more. Hear about it straight from the horses mouth in Catherine Giggal's special piece.
Fifty Shades of Grey Feminism Should ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ be Considered a Feminist Franchise? - Sophie Grant sets out to answer the question everyone's been asking for years... Should the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' be considered a feminist franchise?
The Evolution of Disney Dads - What does the interaction a Disney Princess has with her father tell us about how times have changed between 1989 and 2016? James Cullen explores.
Triumph of the Will Propaganda Film Film as a Political Medium: Propaganda and ‘The Triumph of the Will’ - Nazi propaganda film 'The Triumph of the Will' is analysed for its effectiveness as a documentary and comparisons are drawn to contemporary politics in James Cullen's informative film essay.
The Animation Race 2017 - What you need to know about each of this year's Best Animated Film nominees from the 2017 Oscars, in 'The Animation Race' from Rebecca Seghini.
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' 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.
Bodies of Power: Masculinity and Femininity in ‘Rambo: First Blood Part II’ and ‘Aliens’ - Ripley from 'Aliens' and Rambo from 'Rambo: First Blood Part II' each represented different ideas of masculinity and femininity in 80s America, according to James Cullen's film essay.
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'.
#52FilmsByWomen - #52FilmsByWomen is the subject of our latest guest publication as Gemma Pecorini Goodall outlines her testing attempt to watch a female-led film each week of the year.
Katie Doyle’s ‘Movies I Had A Religious/Spiritual Experience With’ Part 2 - In Part 2 of her 'Movies I Had A Religious/Spiritual Experience With' series, Katie Doyle outlines three more films that have had a profound effect on her faith and spirituality.
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.
He Sees You When You’re Sleeping: The Psychology of Christmas Horror Films - What draws us to Christmas-themed horror films? James Cullen takes a look in this special seasonal piece.
Katie Doyle’s ‘Movies I had a Religious/Spiritual Experience With’ Part 1 - A person's faith can have a profound effect on their cinema watching experience and, sometimes, the cinema watching experience can have a profound effect on a person's faith. Katie Doyle's journey through cinema has been bullet pointed by such moments. In this piece, the first of two articles, she outlines three movies she had a spiritual experience with.
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 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 - 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’ - This Guy Fawkes Night, we've judged the 10 most revolution-inciting moments from 'V For Vendetta' for your viewing pleasure!
‘Dr Terror’s House of Horrors’ – A Curious Outing Into British Horror - 1960s British Horror is the home of Katie Doyle's thoughts this Halloween, courtesy of her experience with Amicus Productions’ first Portmanteau: 'Dr Terror’s House of Horrors'.
An Analysis Of John Candy’s Role In ‘Uncle Buck’ (1989) - John Candy's iconic performance in 'Uncle Buck' has been analysed by Catherine Giggal in this special feature.
30 Greatest Universal Films - The 30 greatest Universal Studios movies, from 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to 'Jurassic Park', 'Back to the Future' to 'Despicable Me', ranked.
Romeo and Juliet (1968) vs. Romeo + Juliet (1996) - Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann go head-to-head as Francesca Militello compares their adaptations of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', here.
The Celluloid Threat of Atomic Annihilation – The Cinema of Nuclear War. - Take a special look back at the history of cinema's relationship with the bomb in this special guest publication from Closer To Midnight's Ben Taylorson.
30 Greatest Comic Book Movies - The 30 greatest comic book movies of all time were counted down over the course of the month, here is the final list.
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).
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.
30 Greatest Musical Numbers From Movie Musicals - The final list of the 30 Greatest Musical Numbers from Movie Musicals.
An Artist’s Contributions: Orson Welles - Orson Welles may be the most influential American director of all time. Francesca Militello has analysed his artistic contributions in this special article.
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' (2003) has been written by Joseph Wade, who argues that Richard Linklater's ode to Rock 'n' Roll is grossly overlooked.
Hollywood’s X-Files: The Curse of James Dean’s Car - Introducing Jack Gooding's 'Hollywood's X-Files' and its subject for the week: the curse of James Dean's car.
The ‘Smith Saga’ – 3 of Will Smith’s Best Movies - Catherine Giggal has counted down her three favourite Will Smith performances in this special one-off piece titled "The 'Smith Saga' - 3 of Will Smith's Best Movies'.
The Hobbit: Taking An Unexpected Journey Into One of My Favourite Franchises - Read of Tolkien fan Catherine Giggal's journey into Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' franchise in this special feature. Spoiler alert: she's a big fan!
30 Greatest Academy Award Best Picture Winners - This month we have been counting down the 30 Greatest Academy Award Best Picture Winners. Let us know if you agree.
Kubrick & Kids – The Work of a Dictatorial Director & His Child Stars - Stanley Kubrick isn't the first name you think of when thinking of directors working with children in film, but Jacqui Griffin points out that maybe he should be in this special feature article.
What’s Wrong With the Original ‘Spider-Man’ Trilogy?! - "These movies came at a time when people needed them" in Katie Doyle's special look at Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' trilogy (2002-2007).
The Animation Race 2016 - Join Rebecca Seghini as she explores each of the contenders for 2016's Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in this special feature.
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.
Through Hardships Untold – Farewell Goblin King - Katie Doyle has written an ode to David Bowie, with a specific focus placed on the importance of his work on 'Labyrinth' (1986) both personally to her, and to the world as a whole.
Trumbo: The Ten, the Blacklist and the Cold War - With the UK release of 'Trumbo' occurring tomorrow, Kat Lawson has taken you through its subject matter: the Hollywood Blacklist. Read about this destructive and controversial period in US and US cinema history, here.
30 Films To See in 2016 - This month we have been counting down 30 Films to see in 2016 in order of their UK release. Let us know if you agree with our list.
30 Films To See From 2015! - This month we have been counting down 30 Films to see from 2015 (based on UK release dates). Let us know if you agree with our list.
Cinema’s Best Secondary Characters: Heather Mooney - In this special opening edition of our selection of "Cinema's Best Secondary Characters", Katherine Hogan takes a look at the under-appreciated Heather Mooney from 'Romy & Michele's High School Reunion' and presents her many qualities, here.
It’s Not What You Watch, It’s How You Watch It - In Katie Doyle's latest contemplative piece, she writes about how important the ways you watch film can be to your reception of it, and offers a few examples from her own past.
Obscure Liam Neeson Films Part 1: The Dead Pool - In this week's 'Obscure Films' feature, Jack Gooding presents Liam Neeson in 'The Dead Pool' (1988); a movie which also featured Jim Carrey.
It’s A Wonderful Life: The Truest of Christmas Films - Tis the season for a Christmas rant. Katie Doyle presents hers in the form of her latest piece: 'It's A Wonderful Life: The Truest of Christmas Films', here.
Original vs Remake: Judge Dredd vs Dredd - In the latest of Katherine Hogan's 'Original vs Remake' series, she compares 'Judge Dredd' (1995) to Dredd (2012). See which film wins, here.
Why I Actually Like ‘The Phantom Menace’ - 'Why I Actually Like The Phantom Menace' by Katie Doyle.
Original vs Remake: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory vs Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - In Katherine Hogan's debut 'Original vs Remake' piece, she compares 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' (1971) to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). Read who wins the battle, here.
Whitby Sci Fi & Comic Con- Round Up - All of Kat Lawson's coverage of Whitby Sci Fi & Comic Con has been rounded up into this special post. Read about the fun, the antics, and the money raised for charity, here.
Katie’s Favourite Disney Movies - See which three animated Disney movies Katie Doyle considers her favourites and why, here.
The Main Theories and Interpretations of ‘Toy Story’ - Three of the top fan theories regarding Disney Pixar's 'Toy Story' trilogy have been presented by Jack Gooding in this special feature.
Robert Stromberg Killed the Best Cinematic Villain Once and For All - Tricia Lowney discusses the death of Disney's greatest villain, Maleficent, at the hands of Robert Stromberg in 2014's 'Maleficent'.
The Top 25 Movie Characters of the Past 25 Years - Jack Gooding has developed a list of the top 25 cinema characters of the past 25 years. Check it out here.
Famous Easter Eggs: Pixar’s Pizza Planet Truck - Tricia Lowney discusses the reasons behind Easter Eggs in film and the importance of Pixar's Pizza Planet truck.
Ten of the Best… British Actors - Find out who made Francesca Militello's list of 10 of the Best British Actors, here.
The Most Important Concept in Film - Tricia Lowney presents one of the most important concepts in film today: suspension of disbelief. Read the piece, in full, here.
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.
The Blair Witch Project: How Does It Compare To Contemporary Horror Films? - How does 'The Blair Witch Project' compare to the horror films of the 21st century? This is a question Jack Gooding answers in his latest article, available here.
Jon Favreau Movies Ranked (2001-2015) - From his debut 'Made' (2001) to 'Chef' (2014), the first 7 films of Jon Favreau's directorial career ranked from worst to best. Article by Joseph Wade.
So Bad It’s Good: Hercules in New York (1969) - Jack Gooding's latest entry in the 'So Bad It's Good' series comes in the form of an analysis of Arnold Schwarzenegger's big screen debut in 'Hercules in New York' (1969), here.
50 TOTALLY RANDOM MOVIE FACTS - A list of 50 random movie facts for all geeks and movie lovers. Good to educate yourself and bore your less interested friends.
Brazil (1985): A Cut Above the Rest - Read about why Terry Gilliam's 'Brazil' (1985) is "a cut above the rest" in Katie Doyle's opinion, here.
So Bad It’s Good: The Room (2003) - In the first of his "So Bad It's Good" series, Jack Gooding outlines one of the most iconic films of all time: Tommy Wiseau's 'The Room' (2003), here.
An Analysis of ‘American History X’ & Its Contemporary Relevance - In his debut piece, Jack Gooding has written about 'American History X' (1998), its controversies and its contemporary relevance. Read the article here.
A Psychedelic Revisit of Yellow Submarine - "A Psychedelic Revisit of Yellow Submarine" by Katie Doyle takes a fond look back at The Beatles' 1968 animated adventure "Yellow Submarine".
Ten of the Best… German Actresses - Take a look at Francesca Militello's article on ten of the best German actresses, a follow-up to her previous piece on ten of the best German actors.
A Celebration of the Animated Classic “The Prince of Egypt” - A celebration of "The Prince of Egypt" (1998) by Katie Doyle. Discover just what you were missing from the 'original' non-Disney animated feature, here.
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.
In Memory of Christopher Lee – An Analysis of The Wicker Man (1973) - Katie Doyle has dissected the importance and brilliance of the 1973 version of The Wicker Man starring the recently passed Christopher Lee, and has paid a fitting tribute to the actor, here.
Video Games to Films – Where Does It All Go Wrong? - Greg Forrester has asked: "video games to films - where does it all go wrong?" You can read the post that highlights a number of big budget adaptations, here.
Five Must See…. German War Films - This week have a look at Francesca Militello's picks for five must see German war films.
10 of the Best…. John Williams Film Scores - After seeing Jurassic World this week and being reminded of just how good the music is, Becca Seghini counts down 10 of the best John Williams film scores.
My Weekend with Disney - Greg Forrester spent his holiday weekend watching Disney movies. Check out which classics (and modern classics) he indulged in, in "My Weekend with Disney", here.
An Ode to Originality - "An Ode To Originality" - two films Greg Forrester loves for their uniqueness, is available to read in its entirety here.
5 Movies That Were Surprisingly Good - "5 films that were surprisingly good" by Joseph Wade is available here.
10 of the Best… Remakes - With the release of the Mad Max: Fury Road this week, Becca Seghini is taking a look at 10 of the Best Remakes. Do you agree?
10 of the Best… American Films to Win the Palme d’Or at Cannes - This week is the start of the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival, so Becca Seghini has taken a look at 10 of the best American Films to win its most prestigious prize - the Palme d'Or.
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.
68th Cannes Film Festival. 13th – 24th May - The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival opens next week so we've had Kat Lawson do a run down of what to expect from one European cinema's most glamorous occasions, here.
Often Forgotten Gems of Animation - Introducing animated film enthusiast Greg Forrester who has outlined three forgotten gems of the genre in his debut piece, here.
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.
Ten of the best…German actors - In her latest piece, Francesca Militello gives an overview of some of her favourite German actors - ranked from 10 to 1.
10 of the Best… Films Starring Robert Downey Jr - Robert Downey Jr's best films - the 10 best films of Robert Downey Jr's career, from his iconic turn as Iron Man to his leading role in 'Chaplin'. List by Becca Seghini.
10 of the Best… Modern Musicals - 10 of the best modern musicals, from 'Moulin Rouge!' to 'Chicago' via 'Sweeney Todd and more. The very best Hollywood musicals. List by Becca Seghini.
10 of the Best… Films of 2005 - What are the best films of 2005? The Film Magazine selects the 10 best films from 2005, including 'Brokeback Mountain' and 'Walk the Line'.
10 of the Best… Comic Book Movie Villains - Who are the best comic book movie villains of all time? We look at everyone from Magneto to The Joker, Loki to Lex Luthor in this movie list.
10 of the Best… Films Directed by Tim Burton - With the recent news that Tim Burton will take the reins on Disney's live action retelling of Dumbo, Becca Seghini has taken a look at 10 of the best films directed by the acclaimed director, here.
Postcards From Pripyat, Chernobyl. - Kat Lawson takes a look at Danny Cooke's "beautiful, haunting and informative" short film "Postcards From Pipryat, Chernobyl", here.
10 of the Best… Disney Princesses - Who are the best Disney princesses? The Film Magazine count down 10 of the best princesses ever put to screen by Walt Disney Animation in this movie list.
The Rocky Movies Ranked - What is the best Rocky movie of all time? All five Sylvester Stallone Rocky Balboa films, from 'Rocky' (1976) to 'Rocky Balboa' (2006) ranked worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
10 of the Best Movie Robots - The very best movie robots of all time - from the animated Iron Giant, to the blockbuster king R2-D2, from Pixar's Wall-E to The Terminator. List by Becca Seghini.
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: 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. Article by Joseph Wade.
What To Do If You Want That Oscar – An Inside Look At the Academy Awards’ Lack Of Diversity - 'Want to win an Oscar? Include as little diversity as possible' - an academy representative. The shocking story of how The Academy is actively seeking to discourage diversity.
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 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.
American Sniper vs Selma: Is the Academy Racist? - Kat Lawson has tackled the controversy of the Academy Awards decisions to nominate American Sniper for more awards than Selma, with a few controversial opinions for you to wrap your head around. Join the discussion, here.
A Brief History of Pixar Animation Studios - A brief history of Disney Pixar animated studios by Kat Lawson.
A Brief History of Studio Ghibli - A brief history of Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli has been mapped out by Kat Lawson in this post exploring its development from a Tokyo based publishing company to an internationally acclaimed animation studio.
Life Lessons Learnt From Christmas Movies - Kat Lawson has compiled a list of life lessons we've learnt from Christmas movies. See what films like Christmas Vacation, Elf and Jingle All the Way have taught us, here.
Why Mrs George Is Actually a Pretty Great Parent - Amy Poehler's small role as Regina George's mother in Mean Girls is somewhat of a cult figure among young women everywhere. Kat Lawson has outlined why she is actually a great parent. Read it here.
10 Disney Fairy Tales and Their Original Versions, Compared - Kat Lawson's "Fearsome Fairy Tales" explores 10 classic Disney animations and looks into their origins as "fearsome fairy tales" from around the world. Count down from 10 to 1, here.
The Cabin In the Woods – Redefining Horror in the Modern Era - Joss Whedon's Cabin In the Woods (2012) has made it on to Kat Lawson's list of genre "redefining" horrors. Read about why in the post available here.
Blair Witch Project – Redefining Horror in the Modern Era - The Blair Witch Project is next on Kat Lawson's "Re-Defining the Horror Genre" list. Read all about its influence and importance here.
15 Life Lessons We Learnt From Horror Movies - Kat Lawson has outlined the "15 life lessons we learnt from horror movies". Read this very entertaining piece, here.
Stay Alive – Redefining Horror in the Modern Era - In the latest of Kat Lawson's posts of horrors that attempted to redefine the genre in the modern era, she takes a look at William Brent Bell's "Stay Alive".
Saw – Redefining Horror in the Modern Era - "Cherish your life"... The next in our re-defining horror list is the "Saw" franchise. Read Kat Lawson's post here.
15 Favourite Disney Villains - 15 of the greatest Disney villains of all time rounded up in a neat list and provided to you by Kat Lawson and Holly Bowler, in our "15 favourite Disney villains" feature.
Martyrs – Redefining Horror in the Modern Era - Haven't seen Pascal Laugier's "Martyrs", you probably should. Kat Lawson has included it on her "re-defining horror" list. Read all about it here.
Scream – Redefining Horror in the Modern Era - In the latest of Kat Lawson's horror genre re-definining movies, she takes a look back at Wes Craven's Scream. Read it here.
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.
The Ring, The Grudge – Redefining Horror - The next in Kat Lawson's genre "re-defining" horror's are Ringu (The Ring) and Ju-On: The Grudge (The Grudge). Read about their importance, here.
10 of the Worst: Career Sinking Movies - 10 movies that ruined the careers of major Hollywood stars, from the movie of Scientology to an A-List celebrity publicity stunt. List by Joseph Wade.
Sinister – Redefining Horror in the Modern Era - In the latest of Kat Lawson's films that have "redefined the horror genre in the modern era", she takes a look at Scott Derrickson's Sinister. Read it here.
10 of the Worst: Remakes/Reboots - The worst movie reboots of all time, from the ill-fated 2002 'The Time Machine' movie to the memeworthy 'The Wicker Man' remake of 2006. List by Joseph Wade.
Horror: Re-Defining The Genre In The Modern Era – The Devil’s Backbone - Kat Lawson has set off on her journey of outlining horror films that have redefined the genre in the modern era, first tackling Gullermo Del Toro's "The Devil's Backbone". Read it here.
10 Dating Tips We Picked Up From Teen Movies - Kat Lawson has outlined 10 dating tips that we've learned from teen movies. See what the likes of Mean Girls and The Inbetweeners did for our dating lives, here.
20 Life Lessons We Learnt From Teen Movies - "20 Life Lessons We Learnt From Teen Movies" by Kat Lawson explores the lessons teen movies of the 21st century helped to teach us. Read it here.
Ghibli’s Guide On How To Be A Woman - In Ghibli's Guide On How to Be a Woman, Esther Doyle looks at the positive representations of women in Studio Ghibli anime films.
20 Horror Films You Must See - 20 horror films you must see in 2022. A list curated of some of the most shocking, most scary, most memorable, and most influential horrors of all time.