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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (2023) Review - 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem' is a love letter to the Ninja Turtles of the past, while creating something new and completely captivating. Review by Martha Lane.
Meg 2: The Trench (2023) Review - 'Meg 2: The Trench', from cult British director Ben Wheatley, ticks a lot of shark lore boxes and knows exactly what sort of film it is. Stars Jason Statham. Review by Martha Lane.
Sharksploitation (2023) Review - 'Sharksploitation', the shark film Shudder documentary, is a celebration of cinema that highlights real world issues and will give you plenty of films for your watchlists. Review by Kieran Judge.
Talk to Me (2022) Review - Danny and Michael Philippou of popular YouTube channel RackaRacka have captured the zeitgeist of Gen Z in their supernatural horror 'Talk to Me' starring Sophie Wilde. Review by Mark Carnochan.
They Cloned Tyrone (2023) Review - Netflix Original 'They Cloned Tyrone', starring John Boyega, Teyonah Parris and Jamie Foxx, is enjoyable, funny and entertaining. Review by Martha Lane.
Where to Start with Gus Van Sant - Gus Van Sant is hailed as one of the most significant filmmakers still working today, labelled an influential New Queer creator. Here's where to start. Article by Grace Britten.
‘The Piano’ at 30 – Review - The first film directed by a woman to win the Cannes Palme d'Or, 'The Piano' by Jane Campion is now 30. It is a gothic, dark tale that offers a strong female lead. Review by Margaret Roarty.
Barbie (2023) Review - It's easy to fall in love with 'Barbie' (2023) starring Margot Robbie because director Greta Gerwig speaks a universal truth about growing up and so much more. Review by Margaret Roarty.
Oppenheimer (2023) Review - 'Oppenheimer' (2023) offers a depth of undertaking incomparable in the contemporary space, Christopher Nolan presenting an imperfect but important film. Review by Joseph Wade.
Beginner’s Guide to Film Stock vs Digital - What is film stock? How does celluloid compare to digital film? Which looks better? The film stock vs digital debate is broken down in this beginner's guide. Written by Grace Britten.
Children of Men: Dropping Us Into Crisis - Alfonso Cuarón reimagined how to capture the intensity of war when he crafted his 2006 dystopian masterpiece Children of Men. Here's how. Essay by Mark Serravalle.
10 Best Lady Bird Moments - The best moments from Greta Gerwig's solo directorial debut 'Lady Bird' (2017), starring Saoirse Ronan, Beanie Feldstein, Laurie Metcalf and others. Article by Margaret Roarty.
Theater Camp (2023) Review - Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman comedy Theater Camp (2023) is a funny and poignant film about the inner workings of theater nerds. Review by Emi Grant.
Paul Verhoeven Films Ranked - All 16 Paul Verhoeven movies ranked from worst to best. List includes all Dutch, Hollywood and European films, including 'Soldier of Orange', 'Robocop' and 'Elle'. List by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Quicksand (2023) Review - 'Quicksand', the 2023 Shudder horror film set in the rainforest of Colombia, has a few rare and fleeting moments but is absent of creativity or enjoyment. Review by Kieran Judge.
Where to Start with Wong Kar-Wai - Wong Kar-Wai is one of the most instantly recognisable filmmakers to come out of East Asia, and has had a profound impact on global cinema. Here's where to start. Guide by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Greta Gerwig: The Essential Collection - From 'Nights and Weekends' to 'Frances Ha' to 'Lady Bird', this is the essential collection of Greta Gerwig movies to help you understand this great filmmaker. Article by Joseph Wade.
Cameo Killed the Superhero Movie - Is superhero cinema too reliant upon cameos? Is it taking away from the storytelling? After 'Spider-Man: No Way Home', everyone's doing it. Essay by Ibrahim Azam.
Mission: Impossible Movies Ranked - Every Mission: Impossible movie starring Tom Cruise, from the Brian De Palma film to Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One, ranked from worst to best by Joseph Wade.
Indiana Jones Movies Ranked - All five Indiana Jones movies released between 1981 and 2023, from Raiders of the Lost Ark to Dial of Destiny, starring Harrison Ford, Ranked (from worst to best) by Joseph Wade.
Dennis Hopper’s Last Movies: ‘Homeless’, ‘Pashmy Dream’ - Dennis Hopper had a career that surfed high art and low culture effortlessly, his last movies 'Homeless' and 'Pashmy Dream' interesting notes to go out on. Essay by Stephen Lee Naish.
The Out-Laws (2023) Review - Adam DeVine and Pierce Brosnan star in the latest Happy Madison Productions film for Netflix, 'The Out-Laws' (2023), a forgettable low-stakes comedy. Review by Rob Jones.
Insidious: The Red Door (2023) Review - Patrick Wilson takes a huge step behind the camera as he directs 'Insidious: The Red Door' (2023), a horror film full of anxiety, apprehension and fear. Review by Jacob Davis.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (2023) Review - The 7th 'Mission: Impossible' film, 'Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One' (2023) proves that Tom Cruise was right to champion the theatrical experience. Review by Joseph Wade.
7 Best Mission: Impossible Sequences - 'Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One' will be the 7th Mission Impossible movie in the franchise. Here are the 7 best sequences from Tom Cruise and company so far. Article by Matthew Dudding.
Shelley Duvall: 3 Career-Defining Performances - Shelley Duvall had a silver screen career defined by her unforgettable portrayals. Here are Shelley Duvall's 3 Career-Defining Performances. Article by Holly Carter.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023) Review - Some will say that Indiana Jones belongs in the past. That he's too old. That the ideas are overplayed. 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny' (2023) proves those people wrong. Review by Joseph Wade.
Wes Anderson Movies Ranked - All 11 feature films directed by Wes Anderson ranked worst to best. List includes 'Rushmore', 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Asteroid City' and more. Article by Martha Lane.
‘WALL-E’ at 15 – Review - Still relevant 15 years after it was released, Pixar's 'WALL-E' (2008) is a moral tale but isn't saccharine or preachy, a film brimming with expressive animation. Review by Martha Lane.
Asteroid City (2023) Review - Director Wes Anderson may have been mimicked on TikTok a lot recently, but his latest film 'Asteroid City' is all the proof you need of his genius. Review by Margaret Roarty.
No Hard Feelings (2023) Review - Jennifer Lawrence is the key to the good-natured albeit raunchy 2023 comedy 'No Hard Feelings', from 'Good Boys' director Gene Stupnitsky. Review by John McDonald.
‘Sleepless in Seattle’ at 30 – Review - 'Sleepless in Seattle' has endured as a top tier romantic comedy that could turn even the most steadfast cynic into a believer in love, fate, and the magic of the movies. Review by Margaret Roarty.
Where to Start with Sidney Lumet - Sidney Lumet was one of American cinema's most prolific and celebrated filmmakers, an actor's director. Here is where to start with Sidney Lumet. Article by Margaret Roarty.
Extraction 2 (2023) Review - Compared to other Netflix Original films, 'Extraction 2' (2023) starring Chris Hemsworth, is a gem. The kind of spectacle Netflix should shoot for. Review by Jacob Davis.
Bob Fosse Films Ranked - The five feature films of stage and screen director Bob Fosse ranked from worst to best. List includes 'Sweet Charity', 'Cabaret' and 'All That Jazz'. Article by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ at 35 – Review - In some respects, Robert Zemeckis film 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' may seem dated, but it remains a relevant trailblazer with an unforgettable lead pairing. Review by Martha Lane.
Elemental (2023) Review - Though not one of Pixar's best films in their beloved canon, Elemental is a heartwarming rom-com with masterful animations that is worth a watch this summer. Review by Emily Nighman.
The Flash (2023) Review - DCEU entry 'The Flash' (2023), from Andy Muschietti and starring Ezra Miller and Michael Keaton, is a touching story about loss with adrenaline-fueled highs. Review by Rob Jones.
Where to Start with Lucio Fulci - Where to start with the iconic filmography of horror extraordinaire and giallo specialist Lucio Fulci, the filmmaker behind films such as 'City of the Living Dead'. Article by Grace Britten.
Live-Action Transformers Movies Ranked - All 7 of the live-action 'Transformers' movies, from the 2007 Michael Bay film to 'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' (2023) via 2018's 'Bumblebee', ranked worst to best by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
‘The Bling Ring’ at 10 – Review - 'The Bling Ring' at 10. Sofia Coppola made a timely commentary on celebrity culture and social media that remains relevant today. Stars Emma Watson. Review by Grace Laidler.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023) Review - The 'Transformers' franchise returns with 'Rise of the Beasts' (2023), an ensemble blockbuster headed by Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback, that offers little to enjoy. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
‘Jurassic Park’ at 30 – Review - 'Jurassic Park' turns 30. Steven Spielberg's dinosaur classic movie avoids cliché, is driven by character, and is a genre-defining piece even now. Review by Martha Lane.
Every Fast and Furious Movie Ranked - Every Fast and Furious movie ranked, from 'The Fast and the Furious' to 'Fast X' via 'Hobbs and Shaw' and 'Fast Five'. Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, The Rock. List by Joseph Wade.
Sisu (2022) Review - Jalmari Helander tells a bloody tale for the sake of a bloody tale in the visually arresting Finnish action-western 'Sisu' (2023) starring Jorma Tommila. Review by Kieran Judge.
Sony Pictures Animation Movies Ranked - Sony Pictures Animation movies, including 'Open Season', 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse', 'The Mitchells vs the Machines', 'Vivo', 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs', ranked from worst to best.
Spider-Man Movies Ranked - Every Spider-Man movie ranked. 'Spider-Man' (2002) to 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' (2023) via 'No Way Home' and 'Venom', ranked from worst to best. Article by Joseph Wade.
Feature Film Spider-Man Villains Ranked - The villains of the feature film 'Spider-Man' universe, from Green Goblin in 'Spider-Man' (2002) to the villain of 'Across the Spider-Verse' (2023), ranked worst to best. List by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
‘The Truman Show’ at 25 – Review - After 25 years, Peter Weir's 'The Truman Show' starring Jim Carrey is a meticulously crafted, stylistically subversive, titanic cultural influence. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
The Boogeyman (2023) Review - Rob Savage's 'The Boogeyman', an adaptation of Stephen King's short story, slots right into the established zeitgeist but makes no attempts to shake up a well-worn path. Review by Kieran Judge.



Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023) Review - Sony Pictures Animation are rewriting the rule book in 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' (2023), a ginormous swing at something special. Spider-Man doesn't get better than this.
The Little Mermaid (2023) Review - Halle Bailey's vocal performance is the only highlight of a pale imitation of a much better movie. Disney and Rob Marshall's 'The Little Mermaid' (2023) review by Margaret Roarty.
Pam Grier: 3 Career-Defining Performances - Screen icon and blaxploitation legend Pam Grier has established an unmissable career. Here are her 3 career-defining performances. Article by Grace Britten.
Fast X (2023) Review - 'Fast X' (2023) is the first film to live up to the legacy created by 'Fast Five' and 'Furious 7'. Jason Momoa offers franchise's best performance. Review by Jacob Davis.
‘Frances Ha’ at 10 – Review - Greta Gerwig co-writes and stars in 'Frances Ha', from 'Marriage Story' director Noah Baumbach, a poignant watch for anyone undergoing construction in their life. Review by Emi Grant.
Plan 75 (2022) Review - Chie Hayakawa's 'Plan 75' asks what Japan might do when its population becomes too old to sustain itself, borrowing from 'Children of Men' in its presentation of the near future. Review by Rob Jones.
‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ at 85 – Review - Director Michael Curtiz and star Errol Flynn bring Robin Hood to life in the greatest ever film adaptation of the British legend, a Technicolor masterpiece. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
‘Speed Racer’ at 15 – Review - 15 years on from the release of the Wachowskis' 'Speed Racer', the all-star anime adaptation is rightly undergoing some critical reappraisal. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
‘Vertigo’ at 65 – Review - Alfred Hitchcock thriller 'Vertigo' (1958) is a perfect case study for how perception changes art. Now 65, it is Hitchcock's greatest achievement. Review by Rob Jones.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023) Review - James Gunn brings the Guardians of the Galaxy's journey to an immensely satisfying and appropriately epic conclusion. Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper star. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
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.
Peter Pan and Wendy (2023) Review - Singular director David Lowery turns his hand to the story of Peter Pan in new Disney Plus live-action fantasy film 'Peter Pan and Wendy' (2023), starring Jude Law. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Jane Campion Movies Ranked - From the Palme d'Or to the Oscar, history-making feat to challenging step into the unknown, the movies directed by Jane Campion ranked worst to best. Article by Margaret Roarty.
Matt Reeves Films Ranked - Matt Reeves has emerged as one of the most captivating directors in Hollywood. From 'Cloverfield' to 'The Batman' via 'War for the Planet of the Apes', these are Matt Reeves Films Ranked. Article by George Taylor.
‘Mud’ at 10 – Review - Jeff Nichols' 'Mud' at 10 - atmospheric, touching, well-written and well-acted. Matthew McConaughey stars in what remains a remarkable film. Review by Martha Lane.
Illumination Entertainment Animated Movies Ranked - From 'Despicable Me' to 'The Super Mario Bros Movie' via 'Sing', 'The Secret Life of Pets' and 'Minions', Illumination Entertainment's animated feature films ranked worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
Evil Dead Rise (2023) Review - 'Evil Dead Rise' (2023) has risen from a possible grave, and it is well and truly groovy. Lee Cronin's new 'Evil Dead' take is efficient and gory. Review by Kieran Judge.
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.
Missing (2023) Review - 'Missing' attempts to boost the 'Screenlife' trend in the thriller genre, but ultimately peaks too early and outgrows its formula. Review by Rob Jones.
Ben Affleck Movies Ranked - From 'Gone Baby Gone' to 'Air' (2023), the feature films directed by Ben Affleck ranked from worst to best in terms of artistic endeavour, critical reception and audience perception. Article by Joseph Wade.
Air (2023) Review - Air Jordan Nike film 'Air' (2023), Ben Affleck's first directorial feature in more than six years, is a light, well-paced film that subverts traditional boardroom dramas. Review by Grace Laidler.
Assassin Club (2023) Review - Henry Golding, Noomi Rapace and Sam Neill lead Camille Delamarre's 'Assassin Club' (2023), an insult to brainpower that is impossible to care about. Review by Kieran Judge.
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.
The Pope’s Exorcist (2023) Review - Russell Crowe carries 'The Pope's Exorcist' as an enigmatic high-ranking exorcist professional in this otherwise standard exorcism flick. Review by Emi Grant.
Renfield (2023) Review - "Come for campy Count Cage, stay for Nicholas Hoult" in Chris McKay's colourful genre horror-comedy 'Renfield' filled with claret-soaked action. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023) Review - Nintendo return to the big screen for the first time in thirty years with 'Super Mario Bros. Movie' (2023), an Illumination release that looks fantastic and stars Chris Pratt. Review by Rob Jones.
Dungeons and Dragons: Honour Among Thieves (2023) Review - 'Dungeons and Dragons: Honour Among Thieves' (2023) is "one of the best times you’re likely to have at the cinema this year". Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023) Review - Keanu Reeves returns to take on an all-star cast of villains in 'John Wick: Chapter 4', a film better than 90% of action movies being pumped out today. Review by Kieran Judge.
Brendan Gleeson: 3 Career-Defining Performances - Brendan Gleeson has been captivating audiences with his outstanding performances for over thirty years. Here are 3 career-defining performances from Brendan Gleeson. Article by Grace Britten.
‘The Birds’ at 60 – Review - At 60-years-old, archetypal natural horror (creature feature) 'The Birds' continues to exemplify director Alfred Hitchcock's mastery of suspense. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
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.
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.
Pearl (2022) Review - Mia Goth carries 'X' prequel 'Pearl' (2022) on her back, her eyes wild and performance perfectly balanced. Ti West's sequel is better than the first. Review by Margaret Roarty.
X (2022) Review - Despite pacing issues and an unwillingness to engage with the time period, Mia Goth emerges as a star in Ti West's X (2022). Review by Margaret Roarty.
I Like Movies (2022) Review - Filmmaker Chandler Levack cleverly takes the familiar coming-of-age formula and creates a fresh, enjoyable film. Stars Isaiah Lehtinen, Romina D'Ugo. Review by Mark Carnochan.
War Pony (2023) Review - Riley Keough and Gina Gammell direct a slow rumination on the aimless lives of two Native Americans in their Cannes and GFF entry 'War Pony'. Review by Mark Carnochan.
Luther: The Fallen Sun (2023) Review - Idris Elba returns as Luther in BBC and Netflix feature film 'Luther: The Fallen Sun'. Co-starring Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis. It's fun for fans new and old. Review by Kieran Judge.
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.
Polite Society (2023) GFF Review - "Truly, a star has been born in Priya Kansara" in Nida Manzoor's unique British coming-of-age film 'Polite Society', a film with all the makings of a smash hit. Review by Mark Carnochan.
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.
An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It (2022) Short Film Review - 'An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It', the stop motion film nominated for Animated Feature at the Oscars 2023, is enchanting, unmissable. Review by Joseph Wade.
Scream VI (2023) Review - 'Scream VI', the latest instalment in the 'Scream' franchise, is one hell of a cinematic horror ride, though it lacks the new direction it promised. Review by Kieran Judge.
Living (2022) Review - Bill Nighy is utterly astonishing in 'Living' (2022), Kazuo Ishiguro's adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's 1952 film 'Ikiru' about old age and illness. Review by Kieran Judge.
My Year of Dicks (2022) Short Film Review - 'My Year of Dicks', the short film created by Pamela Ribon and nominated in the Oscars Animated Short category, is punk and loving, a great film. Review by Joseph Wade.
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.