Film Guides

Where to Start with Orson Welles - Orson Welles was hailed a filmmaking genius from the beginning of his career and had one of Hollywood's most interesting careers. This is a guide on Where to Start with Orson Welles. By George Taylor.
Jack Nicholson: 3 Career-Defining Performances - Jack Nicholson is one of Hollywood's greatest actors. He fills the screen with spirit, passion and audacious intensity. Here are his 3 career-defining performances. Article by Grace Britten.
Tim Curry: 3 Career-Defining Performances - The three career-defining big screen performances of cult cinema icon Tim Curry. Listed in order of release. Article by Grace Britten.
Where to Start with Quentin Tarantino - Hailed as one of the most influential directors of his generation, Quentin Tarantino's films are often controversial and always brilliant. Here's where to start. Article by Emily Nighman.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.