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.
The Martha Mitchell Effect (2022) Short Film Review - Have you ever heard of the Martha Mitchell Effect? You probably should have. Diane Alvergue and Debra McClutchy tell the story behind the term. Review by Joseph Wade.
The Flying Sailor (2022) Short Film Review - Nominated for Animated Short at the 95th Oscars (2023), Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby's 'The Flying Sailor' asks big questions in a short period. Review by Joseph Wade.
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.
The Quiet Girl (2022) Review - Soft Colm Bairéad drama 'The Quiet Girl' (Irish: 'An Cailín Ciúin') is the first Irish film to ever be nominated for International Feature Film at the Oscars. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
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.
God’s Creatures (2022) GFF Review - Emily Watson and Paul Mescal lead 'God's Creatures', the latest high quality film to come from Ireland. "Rich with subtext and brilliant performances." Review by Mark Carnochan.
Best Animated Feature Oscar Winners Ranked - Every Oscars Best Animated Feature winner ranked. List includes 'Shrek', 'Spider-Verse', 'Spirited Away', 'Frozen' and 'Encanto'. By Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Girl (2023) GFF Review - 'Girl', the debut feature from Adura Onashile and 2023 Glasgow Film Festival opening night gala, features a charming performance from Le'Shantey Bonsu but is generally disappointing. Review by Mark Carnochan.
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.
Haulout (2022) Short Film Review - 'Haulout', the short film about a unique natural event, must be seen as the extraordinary documentary of the Oscars' Documentary Short Subject category in 2023. Review by Joseph Wade.
Call Me Chihiro (2023) Review - Rikiya Imaizumi's Netflix Original 'Call Me Chihiro' (2023), is a quiet look at a lonely life that lacks the warmth and satisfaction you may expect. Review by Martha Lane.
Stranger at the Gate (2022) Short Film Review - Nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 95th Academy Awards, Oscars 2023, Stranger at the Gate "encourages love in the face of fear". Review by Joseph Wade.
Every $1Billion+ Best Picture Nominee Ranked - Every billion-dollar box office megahit to ever be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars ranked from worst to best. List includes 'Titanic' and 'Avatar: The Way of Water'. By Margaret Roarty.
Cocaine Bear (2023) Review - 'Cocaine Bear', from director Elizabeth Banks, isn't mesmerizing cinema, but it was never expected to be; it is amusing and well made. Review by Jacob Davis.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (2022) Short Film Review - Tom Hollander, Idris Elba and Gabriel Byrne lead the all-star Oscars Animated Short nominee 'The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse' from Charlie Mackesy. Review by Joseph Wade.
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.
James Wan Movies Ranked - From 'Saw' to 'Malignant', via 'Furious 7', 'Aquaman' and 'The Conjuring', these are the James Wan movies ranked from worst to best. List by Grace Britten.
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2022) Review - Dean Fleischer Camp and Jenny Slate enchant with their lovable stop-motion animation 'Marcel the Shell with Shoes On', one of the most human experiences of recent times. Review by John McDonald.
Joyland (2022) Review - Controversial Pakistan film 'Joyland', from debut writer-director Saim Sadiq, starring Ali Junejo and Alina Khan, will leave you with a new perspective on life. Review by Rob Jones.
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.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023) Review - Marvel Studios' 2023 'Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania' shows some imaginative flourishes, Jonathan Majors proving himself a charismatic villain. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
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.
‘Army of Darkness’ at 30 – Review - 'Evil Dead' trilogy conclusion 'Army of Darkness' turns 30, and it's more ridiculous than ever before. From the mind of Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell. Review by Kae M.
Brian and Charles (2022) Review - If you like deadpan delivery and surreal asides, you'll have a great time with British mockumentary 'Brian and Charles' (2022), from David Earl and Chris Hayward. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
The Sea Beast (2022) Review - The Sea Beast, the classic combination of adventure, humour, a smart-alec kid, a reluctant adult, animal sidekick and a heart-warming lesson to learn. Review by Martha Lane.
Women Talking (2022) Review - Sarah Polley's Oscar-nominated 'Women Talking' (2022) starring Rooney Mara, Claire Foy and Jessie Buckley, is an empathetic conversation about sexual assault and community. Review by Emi Grant.
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.
Tuesday (2015) Short Film Review - 'Tuesday' (2015), the debut short film from 'Aftersun' writer-director Charlotte Wells, "feels like a small peak through the looking glass" at the much-celebrated filmmaker's traits. Review 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.
Knock at the Cabin (2023) Review - M Night Shyamalan asks apocalypse-sized questions in his newest campy and philosophical film Knock at the Cabin (2022) starring Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff. Review by Emi Grant.
The Whale (2022) Review - Darren Aronofsky adapts Samuel D. Hunter's stage play in an attempt to speak to the truths in each of us, Brendan Fraser a charismatic and empathetic lead. Review by Katie Doyle.
Infinity Pool (2023) Review - Brandon Cronenberg film 'Infinity Pool' (2023) is bolstered by strong performances from Alexander Skarsgård and Mia Goth. It will surprise and disturb you. Review by Emi Grant.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (2022) Review - The dance numbers are a fantastic spectacle and the songs are catchy and funny in 'Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical' (2022), the live-action adaptation starring Emma Thompson. Review by Martha Lane.
The Fabelmans (2022) Review - Steven Spielberg declares through rose-tinted spectacles and Americana-drenched nostalgia that art matters in his semi-autobiographical 2022 film 'The Fabelmans'. Review 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.
Babylon (2022) Review - Babylon (2022), the latest from La La Land's Damien Chazelle, is a reflective piece on cinema's celebrated silent era and the myth of Hollywood's studio system. Review by Joseph Wade.
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.
Tár (2022) Review - There is a European sensibility to Todd Field's mature and considered take on cancel culture, Tár (2022), featuring a spectacular performance from Cate Blanchett. Review by Joseph Wade.
Empire of Light (2022) Review - Sam Mendes' follows up his award winning '1917' with the oblique and tripe 'Empire of Light' (2022/23) starring Olivia Colman, a film that isn't really for anyone. Review by Joseph Wade.
White Noise (2022) Review - Noah Baumbach, the filmmaker behind 'Marriage Story', adapts Don DeLillo's "White Noise" into a timely and darkly funny Netflix Original film starring Adam Driver. Review by Emi Grant.
Enys Men (2022) Review - Mark Jenkin follows his critically acclaimed feature debut 'Bait' with new colour horror film 'Enys Men' (2022), an example of his filmmaking prowess. Review by Mark Carnochan.
M3GAN (2023) Review - Aleka Cooper and James Wan follow 2021's horror hit 'Malignant' with 'M3GAN', the latest Frankenstein-esque tale of technology gone bad. Allison Williams stars. Review by Kieran Judge.
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.
A Ghost Story for Christmas Films Ranked - Every short film released as a part of the BBC's fifty-plus-years-old 'A Ghost Story for Christmas' series ranked from worst to best. Article by Kieran Judge.
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.
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.
‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ at 15 – Review - Fifteen years on from Tim Burton's film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street', the tale still makes for a powerful film. Review by Emily Nighman.
‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ at 85 – Review - At 85-years-old, how do the outdated views of Walt Disney Animation's debut feature film 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' hold up? Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Avatar: The Way of Water (2022) Review - James Cameron's sequel thirteen years in the making, 'Avatar: The Way of Water' (2022), looks "absolutely gorgeous" but lacks the originality of the first 'Avatar'. Review by Kieran Judge.
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.
Cost of Living (2022) Short Film Review - Cinema and Social Justice Project short film 'Cost of Living' (2022) is an emotive contextualisation of our contemporary struggle through archive footage. Review by Joseph Wade.