Features

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 Mae 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.