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Rob Zombie Movies Ranked - All 9 Rob Zombie movies ranked from worst to best, including cult horror hits and Firefly Trilogy entries 'House of 1000 Corpses' and 'The Devil's Rejects'. List by Grace Britten.
Where to Start with Michael Haneke - Michael Haneke has crafted a canon of cinema that traverses the darkest depths of the human psyche. Here's where to start with Michael Haneke's oeuvre. By Grace Britten.
Scream Movies Ranked - 'Scream' movies ranked from worst to best, from the original 1996 slasher to 2023 horror 'Scream VI' via Wes Craven's final film, 'Scream 4' (2011). List by Mark Carnochan.
Warner Animation Group Movies Ranked - The Lego Movie, Space Jam: A New Legacy, Smallfoot, Scoob! and more go head-to-head in Warner Animation Group Movies Ranked - a ranking of every WAG release. Article by Joseph Wade.
Where to Start with David Cronenberg - Critically-acclaimed director David Cronenberg is one of the most impressive and daring filmmakers still working today. Here's Where to Start with David Cronenberg. Article by Grace Britten.
I’m With Terry: Marlon Brando’s Method Performance in ‘On the Waterfront’ - How Marlon Brando's Method acting enhanced 'On the Waterfront' and added nuance and sympathy to his character Terry. Essay by Jacob Davis.
A Career-Saving Change: Katharine Hepburn’s Natural Performance in ‘The Philadelphia Story’ - Katharine Hepburn saved her career through adapting a new acting style in 1940 rom-com 'The Philadelphia Story'. This essay explores how and why she did it. By Jacob Davis.
Baz Luhrmann Films Ranked - Each of director Baz Luhrmann's feature films ranked from worst to best. List includes 'The Great Gatsby', 'Moulin Rouge!' and 'Elvis'. By Grace Britten.
Stop Motion Animated Feature Oscar Nominees Ranked - Every stop motion film ever nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar ranked worst to best. List includes 'Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio'. By Emily Nighman.
Andrea Riseborough: 3 Career-Defining Performances - Oscar-nominated actor Andrea Riseborough is one of the most exciting performers working today. Here are her 3 career-defining performances. Article by Grace Britten.
Damien Chazelle Movies Ranked - The feature directorial efforts of Oscar-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle ranked (from worst to best). List includes 'La La Land' and 'Babylon'. By Jacob Davis.
2023 Oscars Best Picture Nominees Ranked - All 10 movies nominated for Best Picture at the 95th Academy Awards (the 2023 Oscars) ranked from worst to best. List includes 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' and 'The Fabelmans'. By Joseph Wade.
Where to Start with Jonathan Demme - Jonathan Demme is one of the most prestigious contemporary filmmakers, enlightening cinema with his dense and emotive work. Here is where to start with Jonathan Demme. By Grace Britten.
Where to Start with Mike Leigh - Critically-acclaimed British filmmaker Mike Leigh holds a mirror up to British society, capturing the mundane with a beautiful eye. Here's where to start with Mike Leigh. Article by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Every Darren Aronofsky Directed Film Ranked - Every Darren Aronofsky film ranked worst to best, from 'Pi' to 'The Whale' via 'Requiem for a Dream', 'Black Swan', 'The Wrestler' and more. List by Joseph Wade.
M. Night Shyamalan Directed Movies Ranked - Every feature film directed by M. Night Shyamalan ranked from worst to best, including The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Split and Knock at the Cabin. Article by Joseph Wade.
Joseph Kosinski Movies Ranked - From 'Tron: Legacy' to 'Top Gun: Maverick', via 'Only the Brave' and more, these are the Joseph Kosinski movies ranked from worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
Martin McDonagh Films Ranked - From 'In Bruges' to 'The Banshees of Inisherin' via 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri', the feature filmography of Martin McDonagh ranked worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
Six Decades of Spielberg - Steven Spielberg is one of cinema's most famous names and influential directors. Here's one film per decade that best defines his filmography. By Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Where to Start with Steven Spielberg - Answering the question: where should I start with Steven Spielberg? The best entry points into the work of one of Hollywood's most influential directors. Article by Kieran Judge.
Where to Start with Jim Jarmusch - Few filmmakers embody the true essence of American independent cinema quite like this director. Here is our guide on where to start with the cinema of Jim Jarmusch. Article by George Taylor.
Rian Johnson Movies Ranked - Which Rian Johnson film is the best? All 6 feature films directed by Rian Johnson, from 'Brick' to 'Glass Onion' via 'Looper' and 'The Last Jedi' ranked. List by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
10 Best Films 2022: Joseph Wade - From the heart-wrenching dramas to form-shaping blockbusters, these are the 10 best movies of 2022 as chosen by editor-in-chief Joseph Wade.
2022 Reading List – The Film Magazine - An eclectic and diverse reading list of exceptional articles published by The Film Magazine in 2022 as selected by editor-in-chief Joseph Wade.
22 Most Popular Articles 2022 - Our reading list of the most popular articles published to thefilmagazine.com in the year 2022, as chosen by you the readers.
10 Best Films 2022: Sam Sewell-Peterson - The best films released in the UK in 2022, from the mind-boggling adventures of 'Everything Everywhere' to the quiet dramas like 'The Quiet Girl'. List by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
10 Highest-Scoring Films 2022 – The Film Magazine - The 2022 movies that have earned the highest-scoring reviews from The Film Magazine's team of film writers and established contributors.
2022 Comic Book Movies Ranked - All 9 feature-length comic book movie adaptations, from 'The Batman' to 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' via 'Black Adam', ranked worst to best. Ranked list by Joseph Wade.
10 Best Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Moments - The best moments from Shane Black's cutting edge and subversive spy thriller/comedy 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' starring Robert Downey Jr and Val Kilmer. List by Martha Lane.
10 Best Bridget Jones’s Diary Moments - The best moments from Sharon Maguire's staple of the rom-com genre, 'Bridget Jones's Diary' (2001) starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. List by Emily Nighman.
10 Best Gremlins Moments - From the dark horrors of a Christmas nightmare to the laughs of carolling creatures, the 10 best moments from 'Gremlins' (1984). List by Grace Britten.
A Christmas Carol Films Ranked - Each major film adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", from 'Scrooged' to 'The Muppet Christmas Carol' and beyond, ranked from worst to best. List by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
What Novelists Are For: ‘Atonement’ at 15 - Joe Wright's Oscar-winning period drama 'Atonement' is 15, and it remains an affecting film about stories and the very act of filmmaking. Essay by Margaret Roarty.
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.