“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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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'.
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.
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".
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".
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.
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...
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).
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.
Ben Affleck Movies Ranked - Every movie directed by Hollywood megastar Ben Affleck has been ordered from worst to best in this edition of Ranked.
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.
Top 10 Joel Schumacher Movies - The top 10 Joel Schumacher movies, Bat-nipples not included.
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 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.
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.
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 – 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: 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
10 ‘Black Panther’ Facts You Probably Don’t Know - The biggest 'Black Panther' movie facts you probably don't know...
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
The Editor’s Selections: Top 10 Films of 2017 - The top 10 films of 2017 according to The Film Magazine editor Joseph Wade.
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.
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 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 in this end of year edition of Ranked.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Astrid Goldsmith on Mock Duck Studios, Tackling Stop-Motion Animation and Her 8 Year Journey to Short Film ‘Squirrel Island’ - 'Squirrel Island' director Astrid Goldsmith sat down with us for an interview regarding her 8 year journey to the short film's release.
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 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.
Experiencing Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017 - The TFM team took to York for the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017 this past week. Joseph Wade writes about the experience, describing it as "one of the friendliest and most respectable festivals on the circuit".
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'.
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...
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.
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.
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 - Each of the Wachowski siblings' movies, including 'The Matrix', 'Speed Racer' & 'Cloud Atlas' have been ranked from worst to best.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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...
James Ponsoldt Movies Ranked - Every James Ponsoldt film, from 'Off the Black' (2006) to 'The Circle' (2017), ranked from worst to best in the latest edition of Ranked by Joseph Wade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 - During the month of September we counted down the 30 Greatest Universal Studios films. Here is the final list.
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).
Greta Gerwig: The Essential Collection - Greta Gerwig: The Essential Collection presents independent movie star Greta Gerwig's most recognisable and notable career entries from 'Frances Ha' to 'Nights and Weekends'.
A Retrospective Look At ‘Independence Day’ - 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.
Top 5 Female Characters in Science Fiction Films - Who are the top 5 female characters in the history of sci-fi? Katherine Hogan presents her five picks in this special feature, available here.
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 - Ranked is back, and this week Joseph Wade has ranked each of Jon Favreau's directed movies from worst to best. Find out where your favourite ranks, here.
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.
Coming Soon: Bad Guys, Monsters And The Softer Side Of The Terminator - In this week's edition of Coming Soon, Martin Webster takes a look at gangsters, creepy houses and an action hero with more than meets the eye.
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.
Why Is Nobody Talking About… - Martin Webster becomes a 'champion for the under-appreciated' in this week's post, as he presents 4 films he wonders why 'nobody's talking about', here.
10 of the Best…Films Starring Robert Downey Jr - In honour of Robert Downey Jr receiving the Generation Award at last weeks MTV Movie awards Becca Seghini is counting down 10 of his best films.
10 of the Best…Modern Musicals - In this week's edition of "10 of the Best", Becca Seghini counts down 10 of the best modern musicals! Find out which musicals from the 1980s on made the list, here.
10 of the Best… Films of 2005 - Can you remember what films were out 10 years ago? Becca Seghini counts down 10 of the best films of 2005. Let us know if your favourite film from that year has been missed.
10 of the Best…Comic Book Movie Villains - In the spirit of Newcastle Comic Con, attendee Becca Seghini has counted 10 of the Best Comic Book Movie Villains in the latest of her "10 of the best" series.
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 - With the release of the new live action Cinderella in the US this week, and only a short while until its release in the UK, Becca Seghini has been counting down 10 of the best Disney Princesses.
The Rocky Movies Ranked - What is the best Rocky movie? Joseph Wade has aimed to answer this by ranking all 6 films from worst to best. Have a look to see whether you agree, and find out about the NEXT Rocky movie, here.
10 of the Best Movie Robots - The 10 Best Movie Robots Of All Time - With the cinema release of Chappie this week, Becca Seghini has counted down 10 of the best robots in movie history, here.
Why It’s Time To Finally Get Over Ben Affleck Being Batman - Why It's Time To Finally Get Over Ben Affleck Being Batman: 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 (with a few honourable mentions). Read it here.
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. Read of Kat Lawson's shocking story of how she discovered that the academy is actively seeking to discourage diversity, in her piece titled "What To Do If You Want That Oscar - An Inside Look At the Academy Awards' Lack Of Diversity" available here.
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.
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 destroyed the careers of their movie stars, from 'Gigli' to 'The Love Guru' and beyond.
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 - In the first of Joseph Wade's "10 of the Worst" series, he has listed 10 of the worst remakes/reboots. Prepare yourselves, there's some serious levels of cringe ahead!
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 - Esther Doyle has written a piece entitled "Ghibli's Guide On How to be a Woman" in which the author outlines the positive representations of women in Studio Ghibli films, available here.
20 Horror Films You Must See - Holly Bowler has made a list of 20 horror films you must see. Find out what made the list and make sure to add some of her suggestions to your "watch list".