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Why The Princess Switch Is the Perfect Christmas Movie

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.[...]
Your Holiday Guide to 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.[...]
Director Spotlight: Na Hong-Jin

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.[...]
The Worst Show - A Historian's Account of The Greatest Showman's Problematic Retelling of History

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).[...]
"Shut Up and Deal" - How 'The Apartment' is Far From a Typical Christmas Love Story

"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.[...]
Home Alone Movies Ranked

Home Alone Movies Ranked

All 5 'Home Alone' Movies from the original in 1990 to the 2012 release 'The Holiday Heist' ranked from worst to best. "Keep the change ya filthy animal."[...]
I’m a 90s Kid and I Watched Home Alone for the First Time This Year

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

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 Vintage Movies To Warm Your Heart In the Winter Months

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.[...]
An Introduction to the Cinematography in Abel Gance's 'Napoleon' (1927)

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.[...]



Blue Sky Studios Animated Movies Ranked

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.[...]
The Man of Rearden Steel: Objectivism in Contemporary Cinema

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.[...]
Top 10 Adam Sandler Performances

Top 10 Adam Sandler Performances

The very best performances of Adam Sandler's career have been compiled by "Why You Should Reconsider Adam Sandler" author Joseph Wade for this Top 10 list.[...]
"Evil Isn't Always in the Opposing Uniform" - Filmmaker Matt Kennard on His WWI Centenary Short Film 'Hymn of Hate' and Its Contemporary Relevance

"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.[...]
The 10 Best Horror Movies of the 90s

The 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

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

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?

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

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

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.[...]