2022 British Independent Film Awards – Winners - The Twenty-Fifth British Independent Film Awards. From the Paul Mescal-led Aftersun to The Worst Person in the World - we have all the winners right here. Report by George Taylor.
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.
‘Juno’ at 15 – Review - 'Juno' (2007), from writer Diablo Cody and starring Elliot Page, remains funny 15 years on, the hamburger phone and more just as iconic. Review by Martha Lane.
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.
Falling for Christmas (2022) Review - "Anyone feeling especially nostalgic for 2009 will have a field day" with Netflix's "time machine flick" 'Falling for Christmas' (2022), starring Lindsay Lohan. Review by Emi Grant.
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.
‘Aladdin’ at 30 – Review - Walt Disney Animation classic 'Aladdin' (1992) is thirty, and despite problematic representation remains a much-enjoyed Renaissance offering. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
The Menu (2022) Review - Mark Mylod feature 'The Menu' (2022), starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Fiennes, "is a gory, grimy look at capitalism", but we've seen it all before. Review by Emi Grant.
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.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) Review - Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther' Marvel sequel 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' makes a heartfelt connection and delivers memorable action. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
My Policeman (2022) Review - Harry Styles is at the head of an ensemble cast for Michael Grandage's understated LGBTQ+ romantic drama 'My Policeman' (2022). Review by Emi Grant.
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.
The Son (2022) Review - 'The Son' (2022), starring Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern, sees sophomore director Florian Zeller attempting to recapture the magic of his debut 'The Father'. Review by Jake Gill.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022) Review - Rian Johnson returns to the universe of 'Knives Out' for 2022 Netflix murder mystery 'Glass Onion', a funny sequel starring Daniel Craig at the head of an all-star cast. Review by Christopher Connor.
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.
She Said (2022) Review - 'She Said' (2022), Maria Schrader's empowering take on the uncovering of the Harvey Weinstein scandal starring Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, is testament to the impact of female solidarity. Review by Gala Woolley.
All Quiet on the Western Front (2022) Review - Director Edward Berger and Netflix present 'All Quiet on the Western Front' (2022), an adaptation of a powerful anti-war novel that hits like a Howitzer. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
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.
Beetlejuice (1988) Review - Michael Keaton gives an iconic performance at the head of a brilliant ensemble cast in Tim Burton's macabre Halloween movie 'Beetlejuice' (1988). Review by Elisabetta Pulcini.
Bros (2022) Review - Billy Eichner co-writes and stars in 'Bros', the first gay rom-com produced by a Hollywood studio with a predominantly LGBTQ+ cast. Review by Emily Nighman.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Review - Don Siegel's horror classic 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' (1954) is right to be revered as such, it being an important film with remarkable ideas. Review by Kieran Judge.
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.
Rosaline (2022) Review - 'Rosaline', a 2022 Karen Maine film adaptation of "When You Were Mine" by Rebecca Searle, based on characters from "Romeo & Juliet" is a fun, easy watch. Review by Rehana Nurmahi.
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.
Train to Busan (2016) Review - 'Train to Busan', the South Korean zombie horror film set largely on a moving train, from director Yeon Sang-ho and starring Gong Yoo, is a must-watch. Review by Kae M.
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.
The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) Review - 'The Banshees of Inisherin' (2022), from 'In Bruges', 'Three Billboards' writer-director Martin McDonagh, is an operatic fable on masculinity starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson. Review by Joseph Wade.
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.
The Curse of Bridge Hollow (2022) Review - Marlon Wayans and 'Stranger Things' star Priah Ferguson lead Netlix Halloween movie 'The Curse of Bridge Hollow' (2022), which is at times fun. Review by Kieran Judge.
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.
Jordan Peele Movies Ranked - Jordan Peele movies ranked from worst to best. List includes 'Get Out' (2017), 'Us' (2019) and 'Nope' (2022). List by Emi Grant.
Ringu (1998) Review - Hideo Nakata's iconic J-Horror 'Ringu' (1998) is the rare type of horror that creeps out of your screen and into your brain, promising frightening sights. Review by Emily Nighman.
Halloween Ends (2022) Review - Do not see 'Halloween Ends' (2022). Do not give it exposure. Save your money. Save cinema. David Gordon Green directs, Jamie Lee Curtis stars. Review by Kieran Judge.
The Closure of Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh International Film Festival: What It Means to Me - The instant closures of Edinburgh Filmhouse and Edinburgh International Film Festival will have profound effects on wider culture, as explained in this personal essay from Mark Carnochan.
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.
Edgar Wright Movies Ranked - Every film directed by Edgar Wright ranked from worst to best. List includes 'Shaun of the Dead' and the rest of the Cornetto Trilogy, plus 'Scott Pilgrim' and more. Article by Christopher Connor.
The Orphanage (2007) Review - Directed by J.A. Bayona, and backed by Guillermo del Toro, 'The Orphanage' (2007) "might be one the most moving ghost stories ever put to film". Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
5 Hilariously Bad Horror Movie Rip-Offs - Forget 'Scream', this is 'Final Scream'. Forget 'Halloween', this is 'Halloween Night'. The most hilarious horror movie rip-offs ever made. List by Mark Carnochan.
Mr Harrigan’s Phone (2022) Review - 'Mr Harrigan's Phone' (2022) starring Jaeden Martell and Donald Sutherland is understanding, empathetic, and more mature than other Stephen King adaptations. Review by Kieran Judge.
Rob Zombie Movies Ranked - All 8 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.
Martyrs (2008) Review - Pascal Laugier's infamous New French Extreme horror film 'Martyrs' (2008) intentionally refuses us any catharsis, but holds us in a twisted and tight grip. Review by Grace Britten.
The Others (2001) Review - With a twist "so obvious you won’t see it coming", Alejandro Amenábar's 'The Others' (2001) starring Nicole Kidman is still captivating and frightening today. Review by Margaret Roarty.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Review - Tim Curry stars as Dr Frank N. Furter in the camp classic Halloween musical 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' (1975), from the mind of Richard O'Brien. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Hocus Pocus 2 (2022) Review - The Sanderson Sisters return in Disney's 'Hocus Pocus 2', starring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker. It fails to live up to the original, but has moments of magic. Review by Emi Grant.